| May 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"There are things you can get away with in this world, and things you can't."
The voice is Matthew McConaughey's, and days after seeing him in "Mud," I can close my eyes and hear him still — a simple line echoing with the mysteries of a man caught...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Nearly two weeks since she was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after a boozy confrontation with an Atlanta police officer and after canceling a spate of promotional appearances timed to her new film "Mud," Reese Witherspoon sat for her...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth reportedly owned up to their errors Thursday, pleading no contest (her) and guilty (him) to physical obstruction of another and DUI, respectively. In doing so, they tied a bow on the mess that arose from their April 19...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Few actors can play a grifter and a good ol' boy with the laid-back precision of Matthew McConaughey. Between the sidewinder glances, the sardonic grin and that slippery Texas drawl, he uses irony, edge and considerable charm to move us into taking his...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:14 PM
An old cliche indicates a person's name is Mud, but it actually is in the case of writer-director Jeff Nichols' engrossing drama casting Matthew McConaughey as the title character, a fugitive who tells two idolizing Southern youngsters (Tye Sheridan,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
On paper, the premise of the new HBO anthology series "True Detective" — two mismatched cops investigating the murder of a prostitute — hardly sounds like the most inventive idea; even the title borders on generic.
Minutes into the pilot...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In the lobby of the historic Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles, Bob Laemmle points to a wall of glass-encased photos and letters from cinema luminaries of the last half-century.
"This is one of Ingmar Bergman," he says proudly, gesturing to a photo of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:30 PM
I enjoyed Will Ferrell's first turn as Ron Burgundy, the foolish and pompous newscaster from the 1970s. In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," he amplifies the inappropriate behavior and comments of his character to new levels of asinine conduct and...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has sold Libbey Ranch in Ojai for $4,983,500.
Designed by architect Wallace Neff, who became known for developing the "California" style of home, Witherspoon's ranch was originally built in 1923 as stables for...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Justin Timberlake joins actor Matthew McConaughey, comedian Will Ferrell, rapper Kendrick Lamar and the late "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini as GQ magazine's 2013 Men of the Year.
Timberlake was bestowed the magazine's "#Hashtag of the year" honor,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:10 PM
This year's Oscar best picture race continues to be defined as a clash between fall festival favorites "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity."
"Gravity" has made headlines in recent weeks for its eye-popping box-office numbers with receipts now exceeding $575...