| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:58 AM
This year’s nine Academy Award nominees for best picture are exceptional films that envelope audiences with great acting, unusual story lines and distinctive cinematography. But who among us can say they have been so captivated by a great movie that...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Growing up, Christopher Navarro used to listen to himself talking on a hand-me-down Kmart cassette tape recorder, then re-record his voice until he had perfected the audio clip.
Now 38, the Northern California native channels his childhood pastime in...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:32 PM
In the movie equivalent of hitting a home run on a first at-bat, Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for original screenplay on Sunday for “Her,” the first feature film script he wrote on his own.
Jonze’s sci-fi romantic dramedy...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Peter Jackson's “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and Alfonso Cuarón's Oscar-nominated “Gravity” are the top contenders at the upcoming […]...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:56 AM
When "Ring of Fire," the jukebox musical celebrating the songs of the late, great Johnny Cash, opened on Broadway in 2006, it felt very much in the shadow of "Walk the Line." That movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, had been released the previous fall and...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Even though he’s been nominated twice now for Academy Awards, it’s still a little hard to stop thinking of Jonah Hill as that roly-poly comedic acolyte of Judd Apatow (specifically, as this guy.) Perhaps it’s time to admit he’s a...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The highly anticipated, hotly promoted "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" fell significantly short of its box-office expectations, failing to wrest the No. 1 spot from Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which pulled in $31.5 million....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Joaquin Phoenix refused to hug it out.
On an overcast November afternoon, in a $13-million Hollywood home with a skyline view stretching from downtown L.A. to the Palos Verdes peninsula, the notoriously press-averse actor was throwing a fit of pique...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one.
Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:10 AM
This Halloween marks the 20th anniversary of the death of actor River Phoenix, who succumbed to an accidental drug overdose outside a West Hollywood nightclub in 1993 at the age of 23. On Tuesday, two days before the anniversary, the actor's unreleased...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:20 AM
A little bit of vintage Hollywood was left off the list of Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday morning.
Robert Redford was snubbed from the best actor list for his turn as a laconic sailor in “All Is Lost,” while “Saving Mr....