| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
For his performance as the transgender AIDS patient Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club," Jared Leto essentially became a different person for 25 days. He dropped more than 30 pounds, adopted a lilting accent and stayed in character for the entirety of the...
| Apr 10, 2013
At 85, Besedka Johnson was discovered by Hollywood in the locker room of a Los Angeles gym.
An executive producer of the movie "Starlet" was also working out at the YWCA when "she recognized some sort of star quality in Johnson" and asked her to...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Though Sundance may be more typically thought of as the place for young and emerging filmmakers, it also has a space for its own veterans. Writer-director Ira Sachs won the festival's grand jury prize in 2005 with "Forty Shades of Blue" and 2012's "Keep...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a cluttered Sherman Oaks workshop, a craftsman uses a heat stripper to cut a rose petal shape out of a roll of blood-red fabric. The petals are pressed with glue, treated with fabric softener until the edges curl and left to dry on a giant wooden rack....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:10 PM
This year's Oscar best picture race continues to be defined as a clash between fall festival favorites "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity."
"Gravity" has made headlines in recent weeks for its eye-popping box-office numbers with receipts now exceeding $575...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars — the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture — Ridley downplayed rumors of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
From beauty products to designer clothes, celebrities are showered with free, lavish gifts during awards season.
But swag bags and events organized around them don't just benefit celebrities. They help companies that put together the luxury events and...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Norma Bates brings her special brand of mothering back to TV in March with the second season premiere of "Bates Motel." Viewers also can look forward to new seasons of "Da Vinci's Demons," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Call the Midwife," "Suits" and "Mr....