| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Twenty years ago, film critic Danny Peary released a wonderful book called "Alternate Oscars," which compared his own choices for Best Picture, Actor and Actress to the Academy's for every year from 1928 to 1991. Not surprisingly, he agreed with Best...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Hollywood Boulevard was quiet on the Monday morning after the Oscars. The parties were over, the limos were gone, and the only people in the street were crew members taking down displays and picking up trash.
But 3,000 fans were lined up outside the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:00 PM
"The Hateful Eight" is bold work by an artist pushing himself to the creative edge as he devises a Rubik's Cube of contradictions for his audience.
I'm not supposed to know this yet.
That I have an opinion about an unmade movie is because of the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Maybe Seth MacFarlane is better heard, not seen.
The "Family Guy" creator's R-rated Western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" disappointed at the box office, grossing $17.1 million through Sunday domestically and thus missing opening weekend...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:19 AM
For opera fans in Southern California, Christoph Waltz has become a semi-regular presence in the audience of Los Angeles Opera productions at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. On Sunday, the two-time Academy Award winning actor officially made his debut as...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Harvey and Bob Weinstein are getting the reunion they've long sought — and moviegoers could end up getting sequels to such older favorites as "Shakespeare in Love," "Swingers" and "Rounders."
The brothers' film company, Weinstein Co., has struck a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," two auteur-driven epics swinging for the fences, were the last films delivered to preview audiences this year. How will these late-arrivers score with the academy? Time again to consult the always...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
The director's hand is constantly evident throughout Vincenzo Cosentino's feature film debut, which will screen Saturday at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
And in this case, that's not simply a cliche.
Cosentino's hand — which plays the title...
| Jun 25, 2013
What: BET Awards 2013 When: Sunday, June 30, Live, 8pm ET on BET. Red carpet pre-show live at 6pm ET; after-party show live at 11:30pm ET. Chris Tucker (pictured) is hosting the BET Awards 2013 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Established in 2001,...
| Jun 27, 2013
Marvel's blockbuster superhero flick “The Avengers” and AMC's acclaimed series “Breaking Bad” led the 2013 Saturn Awards, winning in more […]...