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  • National Board of Review selects 'Her' as best picture

    "Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director. "Spike Jonze is one of...
  • Review: Diablo Cody's vision is far from 'Paradise'

    Review: Diablo Cody's vision is far from 'Paradise'
    For her first stint in the director's chair, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit. "Paradise" follows a home-schooled, Jesus-loving Montana lass who loses her faith...
  • 'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor' gets two-night run in theaters

    'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor' gets two-night run in theaters
    The big "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary celebration will happen worldwide at the same time, but in case it comes at an inconvenient time, a second night has been added. "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" will screen on TV and in select movie theaters...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 25 - 31, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cracked The Canadian police drama...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Holiday meanderings from Gaga, Bieber, Wahlberg and more

    "AT THAT time in my life I was into wash-and-wear men who required no effort to maintain with no harm done. I wanted men who were easy to clean up after, cheap men, simple men to have sex with, to be served and serviced by, so I could forget what I know...
  • 'Her' Named Best Film of the Year By National Board of Review

    "Her" nabbed the National Board of Review's award for best film, and also scored the director award for helmer Spike Jonze. Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" took home acting trophies for lead Bruce Dern and supporting thesp Will Forte, while actress kudos...
  • SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day

    SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day
    When actors vote for awards, you can be sure of two things: They're going to love movies with sprawling casts (more parts = more work!) and showy roles that require physical transformation will typically beat subtler performances. Those precedents...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Sally Hawkins in, Oprah out

    The Golden Globes showdown for supporting actress includes four names familiar to those who tuned into the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday — Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," June Squibb for "Nebraska,"¬†Jennifer Lawrence for...
  • Australian Awards Laud 'American Hustle'

    HONG KONG -- The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has given pride of place in its international awards category to David O. Russell's "American Hustle." The picture was nominated in seven categories, including best film, ahead of "12 Years...