| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
As feature animation becomes an increasingly crowded field, the pressure to create appealing and enduring characters with thrift and speed has intensified. Five directors recently came together for the Envelope Animation Round Table to discuss the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Summer's not yet over and Hollywood's annual awards race has already started — though you may have to hop a plane and travel several thousand miles to notice.
The Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, to be quickly followed by two other high-...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Filmmaker David Gordon Green saw his "Prince Avalanche" premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and hit theaters in early August. So it may seem sudden for him to also being unveiling "Joe" with star Nicolas Cage at the Venice Film...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
In the world of horror thrillers, the anticipation of what's to come can be the best part. So with Monday's announcement that "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" will be released on demand on Sept. 6 and in theaters Oct. 11 — some seven years after its...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:00 PM
As this year's cycle of summertime movie-time disaster and destruction winds down, the time seems ripe for a film to ponder just what we want from all those superhero fantasies and exaggerated adventures. "Kick-Ass 2" would like to be that movie, but it's...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"The Frozen Ground" is a grim, undistinguished procedural thriller based on the true case of serial killer Robert Hansen who, from 1971 to 1983, abducted, raped and murdered at least 17 young women in Alaska. Although writer-director Scott Walker seems...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
After Comedy Central's roast of James Franco on Sunday (a.k.a. the night Miley Cyrus went cray-cray at the MTV Video Music Awards, and 'N Sync reunited), the honoree could sum it up only one way.
"It was pretty dirty up there," Franco said backstage...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:20 AM
There was a hole in the sleeve of Adam Brody's threadbare T-shirt. His eyes were still puffy from sleep, even though it was nearly noon. He looked as though he had rolled out of bed just moments before leaving his home in Encino and driving down to Jan'...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LAS VEGAS — From the 34th floor of the Aria Resort & Casino, a colossal hotel complex with more than 4,000 rooms and a 150,000-square-foot gambling floor, Robert De Niro surveyed what remained of the Las Vegas he once knew.
"I don't even recognize...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:51 PM
With the time-skipping rom-com "About Time" opening this weekend in theaters, photos were just released that include its rising star, Domhnall Gleeson, on the set of "Unbroken." The second feature directed by Angelina Jolie, the film began production...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...