| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The film academy has released its list of the 75 songs that will be competing for the 2014 original song Oscar. Taylor Swift, U2 and Coldplay are on it. So is "Let It Go," the pop power ballad from Disney's animated "Frozen" that every 12-year-old girl...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Jason Reitman wrote and directed Paramount's "Labor Day," which he says was a big departure for him and for his team, most of whom have worked with him on previous films. As he told Variety, "I had brilliant collaborators who all grew with me. I didn't...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:53 PM
John Lee Hancock's new film, "Saving Mr. Banks," about Walt Disney's efforts to persuade testy British author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a screen musical, is one of an increasingly rare breed: a studio picture shot in Los Angeles....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In a season of outstanding performances wrapped up in awards possibilities, the little gems can too easily be overlooked. So once again, it is time to appreciate some of the actors whose gifts have shone bright in big films this year, even if only for a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:12 PM
As the respective creators of Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins, two of the most cheerful, beloved characters around, it's odd to imagine studio head Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers quarreling. But that's precisely what happened when Disney tried to...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Sometimes the past trips you up. It certainly does Frank, the escaped con played by Josh Brolin in Jason Reitman's new drama, "Labor Day." It definitely unravels Adele, the reclusive single mother Kate Winslet makes so fragile. It is already a defining...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Before Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in Zack Snyder's upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel featuring Superman, Batman and a […]...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:59 AM
To no one's surprise, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" laid waste to the competition at the box office on Friday, earning an estimated $31 million.
Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:48 PM
To prepare for his role as studio head Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," a new film about Disney's efforts to persuade prickly author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a movie musical, Tom Hanks did considerable research into Disney's...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Philip Anschutz's Walden Media, which specializes in family movies, is expanding its feature-film activities with the goal of financing a slate of high-end, star-driven commercial projects along with moving into TV and animation.
Walden is also revamping...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are officially divorced, according to court documents filed the day before Thanksgiving.
No details of any financial settlement were filed with the court, the Associated Press reported.
"Under the Tuscan Sun" actress Lane...