| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:22 AM
A youngster (Asa Butterfield, "Hugo") could be the last hope for humanity against an alien race in director-screenwriter Gavin Hood's visually cool adaptation of the Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel.
Playing off his "Star Wars" past, Harrison Ford is fun...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Oscar-winning producer Graham King is in the throes of redefining his business model and raising movie funds after the recent departure of his longtime financial backer Tim Headington.
The official split between King and Headington, who was co-owner of...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Late Monday afternoon, the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center was thick with expectations. The money guys hovered. They were about to see the result of their investments — they were about to see "Life Itself," the new Steve James documentary about...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet pulled no punches at the 2014 3D Creative Summit in London March 12 as he criticized Hollywood's approach to 3D and bemoaned poor-quality exhibition.
"I think Hollywood is killing 3D," Jeunet told the assembled...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" hit at the end of 2013 like a contraption that is part stun gun and part paintball, jolting audiences and critics with its brash splatter of sex, drugs, greed and the amorality of wanton excess.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:47 PM
In a historic step for Hollywood, Paramount Pictures has become the first major studio to stop releasing movies on film in the United States.
Paramount recently notified theater owners that the Will Ferrell comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:30 AM
For more than a century, Hollywood has relied on 35-millimeter film to capture its fleeting images and deliver them to the silver screen. Now, in a historic move, Paramount Pictures has become the first big studio to stop releasing its...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
2013 will go down as a dark and dismal year in the history of Laguna Beach. It was the year Laguna couldn't make fun of itself.
As always, Orange County's most arts-heavy community offered plenty of excitement in the past 12 months. But one ingredient...