| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Participant Media is joining DreamWorks Studios on Steven Spielberg's untitled Cold War Spy thriller starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan.
Participant is also on board "The Light Between Oceans," written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 11:53 AM
No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status.
But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Lincoln stepped up its advertising game Thursday by announcing Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey had signed on to be the company’s spokesman.
For the next two years, McConaughey will appear in a series of broadcast and digital ads for Ford&...
| Jul 10, 2014
As the fall premiere of “Star Wars Rebels” grows ever closer, we're getting more familiar with the characters created to […]...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:00 PM
To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox.
Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The gig: Alessandro F. Uzielli is the head of Ford Motor Co.'s Global Brand and Entertainment division. At 47, this great-great-grandson of Henry Ford is responsible for ensuring Ford vehicles a high profile in Hollywood movies and TV shows. (That's why...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah.
Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
June Squibb, 84; Judi Dench, 79; Meryl Streep, 64; Oprah Winfrey, 59; Emma Thompson, 54; Sandra Bullock, 49; Julia Roberts, 46; Cate Blanchett, 44; Lupita Nyong'o, 30; Jennifer Lawrence, 23.
These 10 actresses received either a leading or supporting...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The Academy Awards' reigning best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, and best actress, Jennifer Lawrence, will join this year's ceremony as presenters, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
Day-Lewis is a three-time Oscar winner, most...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of...