| Feb 26, 2015
| 8:07 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 7:16 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
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'...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 6:11 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:45 AM
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-...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 11:12 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 12:05 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 11:44 AM
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| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:37 AM
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...