| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
James Spader pauses when asked the question anyone who's followed his long career has contemplated: Why does he so often play inscrutable oddballs?
"Maybe it's that I like reading something on the page that allows you to fill in the blanks as an...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Cannes Film Festival has always provided the perfect stage to make propitious announcements given the insatiable appetite of the world press that gathers in the South of France each year for the celebrated event. But even Cannes veterans were...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
CANNES- Denis Freyd's Archipel 35, the co-production company of the Dardennes brothers' "Two Days, One Night" which world-preems in competition today, is prepping an untitled two-part film about the French Revolution penned and helmed by Pierre...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Just before midnight, as 25-year-old JP Erickson was getting ready to go to bed, his phone buzzed.
"Are you available tomorrow at 5:30 a.m.?"
The text was from the production coordinator of a low-budget movie offering a day's work as an unpaid...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sally field's come a long way, baby. She began as TV's "Gidget" (1965-66). So convinced she wasn't going to get the part, Field attended the audition with her beach bag so she could go swimming afterward. She was Gidget even before she got the role....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Hopes were high on numerous fronts for "Need for Speed," a thrill-ride of a premise about street racing, overseen by Steven Spielberg, distributed by Disney and starring a man, Aaron Paul, coming off one of the most compelling TV shows in recent memory....
| Feb 28, 2014
Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Make no small plans.
Said Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Before a record-breaking crowd of more than 700, filmmaker Steven Spielberg was honored with the Lincoln Leadership Prize by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation on March 19 at the Hilton Chicago.
This annual award honors individuals...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Stephen Colbert's "Colbert Report" has never been the most comfortable place for Hollywood stars to promote their movies, given the somewhat niche audience and Colbert's own purposefully bombastic, playfully antagonistic persona.
But now that Colbert is...