| 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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
OXENFORD, Australia — Angelina Jolie was ready to step behind the cameras again. Her directing debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," hadn't been a box-office or critical hit, but making the 2011 Bosnian war drama had fueled her desire to become a...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As bracing as the snowy vistas in the movie on which it is based, FX's "Fargo" quickly establishes itself as its own property, possessing the tone and style of the rightly admired Coen brothers classic, but pursuing a new tawdry true-crime tale, albeit in...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Actor Woody Harrelson, known for his characters in the TV show "Cheers" and movies such as "No Country for Old Men" and "The Hunger Games," has a new role: landlord of Fells Point's Inn at the Black Olive.
The celebrity joined John "Jack" Dwyer,...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Filmmaker Ti West has emerged as one of the freshest voices on the indie horror scene with films such as "The House of the Devil" and "The Innkeepers," knowingly playing with audiences' expectations and the genre rule book. So with his most recent film,...