| Jan 2, 2014
In “Divergent,” the Chicago-set adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel that’s also the most-anticipated movie of early 2014, society is divided into factions emphasizing bravery (Dauntless), honesty (Candor), intelligence (Erudite),...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Josh Brolin plays an escaped convict who reawakens the sensual side of a withdrawn single mother (Kate Winslet) in Jason Reitman's lovely romance, "Labor Day," which will play a one-week awards qualifying run starting Dec. 27 before opening in theaters...
| 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 3, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Rita Ora is reportedly the latest to be cast in the film adaptation of the steamy book "50 Shades of Grey."
The 23-year-old "Hot Right Now" singer will play Mia, the bubbly, adoptive sister of the titular character Christian Grey, according to Variety....
| 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 17, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The historical drama "The Book Thief," based on Markus Zusak's novel about a young girl who develops a passion for reading against the backdrop of World War II, has been called out by some critics for being too safe and sanitized in its depiction of the...
| 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 14, 2013
| 4:57 PM
“American Hustle,” “The Great Gatsby” and "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" are among the films competing for a nomination for makeup and hairstyling in the 86th Academy Awards.
The films, as well as “Dallas Buyers Club,&...