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  • Music Box Films back to business after Oscar win

    Music Box Films back to business after Oscar win
    Would you get on a plane to go to the Oscars if you hoped your film was about to win one? Most would get on that plane, which we'll call the Plane of Dreams, which flies over what the 1966 film "The Oscar" called the glass mountain called Success. But...
  • 'Birdman' tops Spirit Awards; Keaton takes best actor

    A day before it may soar at the Oscars, "Birdman" spread its wings at the 30th Independent Film Spirit Awards, winning best picture, best actor for Michael Keaton and best cinematography. The elegantly stitched together backstage comedy came away the big...
  • 'Birdman,' Linklater, other Oscars favorites win Spirit Awards

    'Birdman,' Linklater, other Oscars favorites win Spirit Awards
    Seeing a winners' list that includes "Birdman," Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, Patricia Arquette and Richard Linklater, you might think you’re reading tomorrow’s news today. That’s because this year’s 30th...
  • Arquette wins Oscar for supporting actress

    Patricia Arquette advocated for wage equality after accepting the Oscar for best supporting actress in "Boyhood" during an emotional outburst at the end of her carefully scripted speech Sunday. The 46-year-old actress played the mother of Ellar Coltrane'...
  • Dozens of A-listers take a casual day for Oscar rehearsals

    Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana were among the...
  • Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin

    Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin
    The Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards. The Indie Spirits. It's an awards show so casual-cool that organizers don't even much mind what you call it. The Film Independent Spirit Awards, as they are officially known to recognize the Los Angeles-...
  • Kristen Bell done having kids, acted like 'meth addict' after epidural

    Kristen Bell done having kids, acted like 'meth addict' after epidural
    Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are done having kids -- for now.  The perennially delightful "House of Lies" star, who'll co-host the Independent Spirit Awards with Fred Armisen on Saturday, took a little "vacation" to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and dished...
  • TV picks for the week of Feb. 15-21

    Awards and celebrations pack this week's pre-Oscars television landscape like luxury items in an Academy Award presenter's gift bag. Here's what caught my eye: Sunday: "America's Funniest Home Videos 25th Anniversary," 6 p.m., ABC: That's a lot of...
  • TV This Week, Feb. 15-22: 'QI' on BBC America

    TV This Week, Feb. 15-22: 'QI' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 15 - 21, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Basketball's best hold court in Madison...
  • Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards
    The Film Independent Spirit Awards are doubling down on hosts this year, enlisting Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell to emcee the freewheeling beachside ceremony. The "Portlandia" co-creator and the "House of Lies" actress will preside over the first live...
  • Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns

    Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns
    A statuesque young man with family troubles. An abusive pimp with diabolical facial hair. And a lithe young vampire who wears a chador and rides a skateboard. All of these were set to a Sergio Leone-ish soundtrack, filmed in lush black-and-white...