| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:31 PM
It's been a long road to the big screen for Aaron Guzikowski's script "Prisoners," which landed on the "Black List" of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, back in 2009.
After seeing a slew of leading men (such as Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:15 PM
It's been a good week for "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's unflinching portrait of slavery in the U.S. The historical drama won the Golden Globe on Sunday for dramatic film and earned nine Oscar nominations Thursday morning. And at the Critics'...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:34 PM
TORONTO -- One of the hottest tickets for this year's Toronto International Film Festival wasn't for a movie, but for a reading of a movie -- Jason Reitman's live read of Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 classic "Boogie Nights."
Some festival-goers waited...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Albuquerque may not be L.A., but New Mexico's largest city is home to "Breaking Bad," the AMC series that is both shot and set here. It returns to the small screen Aug. 11. Plus Albuquerque Studios, where parts of "The Lone Ranger" were filmed recently...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Steve McQueen's historical drama "12 Years a Slave" earned best picture, and the film's newcomer, Lupita Nyong'o, snagged supporting actress. Meanwhile, David O. Russell's con-artist comedy "American Hustle" picked up several wins, including ensemble,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On some level, every good actor has to be a jack of all trades. Yes, acting is their No. 1 profession, but the process of transforming a character on the page into a living, breathing person on the screen isn't just about memorizing lines. For each role,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:10 PM
What's the best way to film a five-story drop? That was one of the questions faced by director Peter Berg — twice — while making "Lone Survivor," a war drama based on former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's nonfiction account of a mission gone...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Jack Nicholson called them "Dernsies." At least, he did when referring to Bruce Dern, the "Nebraska" star who appeared in the 1971 film "Drive, He Said," which Nicholson directed. So what are "Dernsies"?
"It's not something I set out to do and not...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg submitted "This Is the End" to the ratings board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the co-directors didn't just expect their raunchy Judgment Day comedy to be slapped with an NC-17 rating — they secretly...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:33 AM
SHANGHAI— When you’re competing for a role in a Hollywood blockbuster against 70,000 other people, the gloves have to come off. Or in Ludi Lin’s case, on.
Given the chance for some major media exposure at the Shanghai International...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.
Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...