| May 12, 2014
| 5:14 PM
James Gray recalled attending a performance at Los Angeles Opera that would eventually inspire him to make his latest movie, "The Immigrant," which opens Friday and stars Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner.
It was 2008 and the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Other highlights Saturday at the Newport Beach Film Festival:
'Shorts for Shorties'
A program of short films intended for a family audience, with titles including "Animal Cookies," "A Girl Named Elastika," "A Cautionary Tail" and "Swan Cake". 83...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Though it wasn’t Chris Pratt’s first big-time exposure—he did nine episodes of “The O.C.,” apparently—the first thing I remember seeing him in was “Bride Wars,” the miserable 2009 comedy that led to...
| Feb 26, 2014
Peter Jackson's “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and Alfonso Cuarón's Oscar-nominated “Gravity” are the top contenders at the upcoming […]...
| Jun 27, 2014
Accepting “The Walking Dead's” prize for best syndicated/cable television series, executive producer Scott Gimple, surrounded by cast members past and […]...
| Jul 25, 2014
Marvel might have found its Stephen Strange. Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix is in negotiations to star in the upcoming Marvel […]...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:10 PM
'Inherent Vice,' a star-studded film from director Paul Thomas Anderson, has started production in Los Angeles.
The Warner Bros. crime drama, adapted from a Thomas Pynchon novel, is set in L.A. in the late 1960s.
The movie, expected to be released...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say:
OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage
PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...
| Feb 20, 2013
For context about predictions of major entertainment events, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes” correctly predicted the result of this year’s Super Bowl. NFL experts did not.
Likewise, making Oscar predictions can be a bit ridiculous, as...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:32 AM
I’ve flown in the Goodyear blimp. I’ve paddled down the L.A. River. I’ve spoken at two Hollywood Walk of Fame events. I’ve driven the wrong way at 90 mph on a new, still-unopened stretch of freeway (with a Caltrans guy beside me)....