| Jan 31, 2015
| 8:00 AM
South Korea's path from postwar poverty to modern wealth is a rags-to-riches tale well suited to cinema, and it's intimately presented through one family in "Ode to My Father," the country's latest box office smash.
Amid its success, "Ode" has sparked...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:13 PM
As a wedding party nervously went through its paces, the event planner managed to ask one of the worst questions in the history of wedding rehearsals: "What shall we do about the blind woman? Will she be able to light the candle?"
The "blind woman"...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Tom Hanks was lauded as America's "favorite son" — and one of the greatest of cinema's stars — at a star-spangled Kennedy Center Honors gala on Sunday.
Hanks was honored with four other legends: singer-songwriter Sting,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Tom Hanks -- yes, Oscar-winning movie star Tom Hanks -- will publish a short story collection with Knopf, the publisher announced Monday. The book of short fiction is still untitled, and its release date has not yet been set.
One thing is known about...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Alibaba money-train pulled into Hollywood last week as studios and talent agencies rolled out the welcome mat for founder-exec chairman Jack Ma and his team of content-hungry executives.
It was a certifiable love-fest, as China's richest man dusted...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The frontrunners in this year's Oscar actor races look to be made up of a lot of first-time nominees. Patricia Arquette is sitting pretty at the top of most pundits' lists for supporting actress for "Boyhood" and J.K. Simmons is most people's pick for...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year's Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.
Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films "Chicago," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Nine," as well as his...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Sting are among the latest Kennedy Center Honorees.
They will be saluted along with singer Al Green and ballerina Patrica McBride on Dec. 7. CBS will air the event on Dec. 30.
It's the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors,...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:07 AM
"Forrest Gump" came out 20 years ago and it created something of a sensation. It won the Best Picture Oscar, and Tom Hanks won for Actor in a Leading Role.
That was an amazing year for American movies, and to tell you the truth, I would have preferred...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Even as California looks to substantially boost funding for its film tax credit, North Carolina may be exiting the Hollywood stage.
North Carolina was among the first states to offer film tax credits. The state's incentives, low labor costs and varied...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Even casual followers of pop culture over the last four decades could probably pick out a bunch of Jackson Browne songs, either from movies they've seen ("Somebody's Baby" in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," or even "Running On Empty" in "Forrest Gump"),...