| Dec 27, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Ask any member of Paul Thomas Anderson's design team about scouting locations for "Inherent Vice" and you'll get a story almost as meandering as the film's plot.
Theirs was a journey that spanned several months and meant sorting through hundreds of...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:35 PM
In a pool to pick the winners for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards? Look no further than the odds from Johnny Avello. The director of race and sports operations at Wynn Las Vegas has an uncanny knack for picking the winners in each category, even if...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Exhibiting raw promise is one thing, but to exceed those initial flashes is something really special. Throughout this year, many filmmakers and performers were pressing on in remarkable ways, showing that even artists who have already exhibited notable...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 1:14 PM
The No. 1 reasons to watch the Golden Globes are the hosting powers of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and, yes, the possibility that a live event featuring intoxicated celebrities will lead to some unpredictable moments.
Also, some are awards are given out,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:00 PM
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| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:41 AM
The first trailer for "Inherent Vice," Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel, has been released by Warner Bros. (watch it above). Set in late-1960s Los Angeles, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as Larry "Doc" Sportello, a pot-...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn't throw us many curveballs last year with its Golden Globe nominations, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, doesn't it? If we wanted a group to rubber stamp the awards-season consensus, we'd look...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The last two years, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members have added a new wrinkle to the Golden Globes: respectability.
Where are the wacky, celebrity-worshiping choices of yesteryear?
What will the babysitter whom Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel "Inherent Vice" is one of his most accessible. The story of a stoner private eye in Southern California at the end of the 1960s is part Jim Rockford, part Raymond Chandler and part Cheech & Chong. It's noir on the beach with...
| 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 —...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After months of negotiating, Marvel has ended talks with Joaquin Phoenix to star in "Doctor Strange."
The reasons for the end of talks are unknown, but sources had told Variety from the start that the long contract Marvel demands could end up being an...