| 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"),...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:00 PM
"Forrest Gump" is headed back to the big screen for its 20th anniversary — or, rather, the bigger screen. The weeklong September re-release will screen exclusively in Imax, with digitally remastered images and sound.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis,...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
For 24 years, the Tribune has capped each high school sports year by honoring a group of students whose excellence extends to both the classroom and fields of play. The 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Team represents the best in academics and athletics the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:00 PM
To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox.
Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Angelina Jolie is doubling down on directing and continuing to pursue her overseas interests while doing so: The globe-trotting actress, humanitarian and filmmaker has signed on to helm "Africa," a sweeping drama about the famed paleoanthropologist...
| 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 1, 2013
| 9:59 AM
As a teenager in the 1960s, Cheryl Boone Isaacs would often spend summers visiting her older brother, an advertising and publicity executive at United Artists in New York City. He would leave her in a screening room to watch movies all day long, fueling...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Tom Hanks is one of the most popular, most decorated actors in Hollywood, and this year he delivered well-regarded performances in two films that were considered Academy Award contenders: "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."
However, when Oscar...