| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:33 AM
"Lincoln" earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards. It received nominations for best film, director for Steven Spielberg, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actress for Sally Field,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Steven Spielberg’s historical biography “Lincoln,” the musical epic “Les Miserables” and the quirky romantic comedy “Silver Linings Playbook” dominated the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations Wednesday morning,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Those eager for "A Delicate Truth," the latest from spy master John le Carre, now have something to whet their appetites as they wait for his new novel's U.S. release on May 7. Le Carre premiered a short film on his website Thursday in conjunction with...
| Feb 20, 2013
For context about predictions of major entertainment events, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes” correctly predicted the result of this year’s Super Bowl. NFL experts did not.
Likewise, making Oscar predictions can be a bit ridiculous, as...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Religoin New Service's David Gibson offers his take on why the Scientology-influenced Will Smith movie "After Earth" flopped:
“After Earth” appears destined to join John Travolta’s 2000 film “Battlefield Earth,” which aimed...
| May 31, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman has left a detox center that he entered to get ahead of drug problems that are said to have been spinning out of control, according to reports.
"The Master" actor revealed to TMZ that he'd started using drugs again about a year...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has completed a detox program for substance abuse, including snorting heroin, and remains in place to star in the indie drama "God's Pocket."
TMZ.com first reported the thesp going to a rehabilitation facility...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:30 AM
This time, the "Argo" story in Variety is truly about a big picture. Connecting three decades of history while erasing a quarter-century of Oscar protocol, Ben Affleck's "Argo" survived -- and indeed, thrived -- following its exclusion from the director...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season.
According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say:
OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage
PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...