| May 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Having created and shared them throughout recorded time, we are well acquainted with monsters, their forms and habits, strengths and weaknesses, ways of appearing and disappearing.
Homer and the Bible are full of awful beasties; Shakespeare gave us...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As part of the Roman Empire, Taormina was renowned for its fine wine and high-quality marble. Today the picturesque Sicilian town, with its sweeping view over the Strait of Messina, is best known for the film festival that bears its name -- Italy's oldest...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
In his first interview since being named director of the Academy Museum, Kerry Brougher outlined the broad strokes of how he and executives of the Motion Picture Academy envision the organization's planned movie museum. Brougher, seated at the Academy's...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," "The Dictator") is this year's recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence in comedy.
The actor-writer-producer will receive the honor Nov. 9 at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly...