| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:45 AM
For many, the Oscars become a trivia contest. Who won the best actress of 1950?
For film fans who want to see the movies, the best place to turn is Turner Classic Movies, which offers its annual 31 Days of Oscar festival.
The jamboree of Oscar winners...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:23 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin apologized Thursday for calling Angelina Jolie a "spoiled brat" and making racially offensive jokes about President Obama's presumed taste in movies.
The comments were made in a series of...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Mark your Julian calendar: "Hail, Caesar!," the upcoming comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, has been scheduled for release Feb. 5, 2016, from Universal Pictures, the first time in a decade the Coens will bring out a movie in the first quarter.
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
There is a long-running misconception that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences love only underdog biopics, literary adaptations and anything in which Meryl Streep speaks with an accent. But if you look at the list of the 500-plus...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"Wings," action-adventure (1927)
"The Broadway Melody," musical (1929)
"Cimarron," western (1931)
"It Happened One Night," comedy (1934)
"The Great Ziegfield," musical (1935)
"You Can't Take It With You," comedy (1938)
"Going My Way,"...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Madison Avenue continues to rush to the Oscars.
ABC is nearing sell-out of its advertising inventory for its 2015 broadcast of the annual awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, according to two media-buying executives and other...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Curator, author and UCLA David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design founder Deborah Nadoolman Landis is adamant that costume design is not fashion. (Costume design is about bringing a story to life, she likes to say, and fashion is about...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Oh gosh, "Fargo" exec producers Noah Hawley and Warren Littlefield weren't shy about sharing details about for the FX miniseries' recently announced second season.
Hawley, who is credited for writing all the episodes of the first season but will be...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:51 AM
As his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award attest, Cormac McCarthy has had plenty of success on the page, and several of his novels have also been adapted to the screen with good results, most notably "No Country for Old Men," which won four Academy...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Josh Brolin is a little tired of being thought of as a "man's man" type of actor. But he scaled Mt. Shasta anyway.
The performer, who has embodied a swaggering masculinity in such movies as "No Country for Old Men" and "True Grit," says that he's...
| 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...