| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage this year to the early days of cinema by bestowing the lion's share of Oscar nominations on two films that are valentines to the early days of cinema. "Hugo," Martin Scorsese's heartfelt love...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:30 AM
A week or so ago, we asked you to vote for the 10 best sports movies of all time. And, 9,280 ballots later we unveil your picks.
No. 10: Chariots of Fire (650 first-place votes, 16,426 points)
Well, this one surprised me. I didn't think it would make...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:26 PM
California's film tax credit program would be extended five more years under legislation introduced in Sacramento on Thursday.
With the support of a coalition of industry groups, including the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Assemblyman Felipe...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 6:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's been a long hike from the Austrian Alps to the Hollywood Hills for Christopher Plummer, but the actor best known for playing the steely captain with seven children in "The Sound of Music" looks set to finally win his first...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:01 AM
The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year.
On an evening suffused with nostalgia, "The Artist," a nearly wordless, black-and-white romance celebrating Hollywood's formative era, won five Academy Awards, including best...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:17 PM
Hollywood silently came to Aberdeen this week.
Moonglow Films producers were scouting locations for a movie about former Northern State basketball coach Don Meyer. After lining up the movie’s talent and finances, they hope to start production this...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 2:53 PM
For a moment, it looked as though "Hugo" could sweep this year's Academy Awards.
Martin Scorsese's 3-D family film snapped up five trophies in technical categories, including surprise wins for cinematography and visual effects.
But as the more...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 12:56 PM
A couple of weeks ago at a Tribune-hosted cocktail party in the Loop, I found myself in a conversation with novelist Richard Ford. I was wearing the baseball hat I'm wearing in the photo that runs with this column, and from the corner of my eye I...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Four new films are being released this weekend: the cancer comedy "50/50," "What's Your Number?" with Anna Faris, the faith-based drama "Courageous" and the thriller "Dream House." But all four debut are expected to come in behind three films that...