| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Sir Paul McCartney is sitting less than five feet from me at a grand piano, singing his 1973 hit "Live and Let Die." When I turn my head to the right, his drummer is about six feet away. If I swivel 90 degrees, I can see the production crew hoisting...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Film festivals in Toronto and Telluride, Colo., jockeyed intensely for premieres this year, and Venice offered several splashy debuts.
But some of the year's biggest movies waited out those late-summer gatherings to land somewhere else entirely —...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Chloë Grace Moretz has played such outsize characters as a foul-mouthed adolescent assassin, a telekinetic teen outcast and a deceptively fresh-faced vampire, but this weekend she returns to theaters in quite a different role: a normal girl.
In "If I...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Martin Scorsese's "Silence" is poised to find its voice at Paramount Pictures. The studio is negotiating a deal to distribute the director's long-gestating religious drama, an adaptation of the novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo.
The film will star...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WHO: ChloÃ« Moretz (and family)
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $11,000 per month (list price)
SIZE: 3,882 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: The last several weeks brought an almost bizarre number of inquiries from hither and yon...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:57 PM
"If I Stay," adapted from Gayle Forman's popular young adult novel, is a flat-out, all-in fantasy romance, an unashamed tear-jerker that is unafraid of glossy emotions. So it's no surprise that it comes to us clothed in the bleak garments of death....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
, "X+Y" zeroes in on a young math whiz who only gradually comprehends the basics of establishing relationships with other people. Deconstructionist critics and mainstream moviegoers alike may find it difficult not to reference "Rain Man," "A Beautiful...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:35 AM
"Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director.
"Spike Jonze is one of...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:34 PM
EXCLUSIVE: After weeks of speculation that Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" wouldn't hit theaters until 2014, the financial drama will arrive on Christmas Day and thrust a late entrant into the Oscar race, say three people close to the film....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:14 PM
"The Wolf of Wall Street" director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio will both have the chance to claim their very own Academy Award for best picture at this year's ceremony.
On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced...