| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:38 PM
The trifecta of major wins enjoyed by "Birdman" in recent weeks--from producers, actors and directors guilds--would seem to ensure the inevitability of the Alejandro G. Inarritu film as the best picture winner over the early-season frontrunner, Richard...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:19 PM
Sometimes Hollywood news has only very limited information.
Today a press release announced that Brad Pitt would star in a movie directed by Robert Zemeckis ("Flight," "Forrest Gump") and written by Steve Knight ("World War Z 2," "Locke," "Dirty...
| 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...
| 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"),...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When she was elected the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last summer, marketing consultant Cheryl Boone Isaacs represented a move toward diversity in the movie industry's most prominent organization.
Now, after a...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...