| Jan 7, 2009
This year's lead actor and supporting actor categories offer no end of irony.
Although certifiable leading men like Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road," Clint Eastwood in "Gran Torino" and...
| Jan 7, 2009
If you're an actress, keep in mind that when it comes to getting nominated for an Oscar it doesn't hurt if your name is Kate.
Kate Hepburn managed to do it 12 times, winning a record four as leading actress, more than any other actor.
By age 32, Kate...
| Jan 4, 2009
An animated Israeli film that's taken on unexpected timeliness in recent days won the top award Saturday from U.S. film critics.
"Waltz With Bashir," Ari Folman's animated documentary chronicling his coming to terms with repressed memories of his...
| Jan 22, 2009
| 6:09 AM
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fable about a man who ages in reverse, dominated the 81st annual Academy Award nominations this morning, earning 13 nods, including best film, best actor for Brad Pitt and best director for David Fincher.
| Jan 28, 2009
Did former presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani influence Meryl Streep's portrayal of conservative avenging nun Sister Aloysius in "Doubt"? Consider, there is that moral certitude, the strange pursing of the lips, the occasionally maniacal righteousness....
| Dec 29, 2008
"Marley & Me," the tale of a boisterous dog, led a strong pack of movies at the box office over the weekend, but together, they still couldn't pull this year's movie attendance out of the doghouse.
"Marley" made the most money ever for a Christmas Day...
| Feb 18, 2009
To call Philip Seymour Hoffman an "actor's actor" seems too much a cliché for the surprising, nuanced work for which he is known. He is a creator of people, three-dimensional figures with faults and foibles that seem all too human.
After his Oscar-...
| Dec 17, 2008
Rumor has it that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may actually honor some movies at this year's Oscar ceremony. Movies, as opposed to, you know, filmsfilms.
Movies are those big, loud, colorful things that play on many cineplex big...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 4:25 PM
The Pasadena Playhouse has had more close calls than Pearl White, more farewells (and miraculous recoveries) than Sarah Bernhardt. And here we go again.
The theater, which began 93 years ago as a troupe of actors in the Crown City, switched off its stage...
| Jan 23, 2009
They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
| Jan 11, 2009
While Americans were looking for a president who could inspire hope, so were the producers of "24." Last season's leaders ran amok, and the show's writers wanted to shake things up with someone who could stand up to Jack Bauer.
Fortunately for them,...