| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
On a blazing summer morning, James Deen, looking like the frat boy next door, hunched over a table inside a Woodland Hills café lobbing harsh words at the film business, just days before his dramatic-feature debut in one of the summer's most talked-...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With more than 300 movies showing at the Toronto International Film Festival, there is bound to be some overlap. Jesse Eisenberg acts in two films world premiering at the Canadian event, while Mia Wasikowska performs in three screening there. But the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
METAIRIE, La. — The strippers were gyrating and the smoke machine was spewing its vaporous mist, but Matthew McConaughey just kept on staring straight ahead.
Gaunt and mustachioed, the actor called for another shot of Johnnie Walker — if...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"I'll never forget it," Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese ("The Departed") says of the first time he saw Nicholas Ray's searing teen angst drama "Rebel Without a Cause," starring James Dean as the troubled Jim Stark.
"Rebel Without a Cause,"...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Few of us will know what it means to have a genuine legacy, something that really needs to be cared for, protected, regarded. Performers such as Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone must know that issue all too well, each having created a coterie of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Martin Scorsese took time from his busy schedule promoting "The Wolf of Wall Street" recently to moderate a question-answer period while Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar Wai was in New York. Scorsese lent his name to Wong's "The Grandmaster" when it...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON — The California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is known for progressive rulings that champion individual rights over government and corporations, but when it comes to show business, the "Hollywood Circuit" — as it has been...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:12 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if "The Following" killed in the ratings.
The skinny: My power steering broke on Friday so I've been driving old school all weekend. Hope to get it fixed on Tuesday. On the plus side, my arms have gotten a good workout....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will open April 10 with the world premiere of the new restoration of "Oklahoma!" Fred Zinnemann's 1955 classic based on the groundbreaking Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II musical.
The film, which features such...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Six years ago, Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated for a supporting actor Academy Award for "Charlie Wilson's War." He attended the nominees luncheon, a swank gathering at the Beverly Hilton, whose dress code is just one notch below that of the attire...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Late Monday afternoon, the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center was thick with expectations. The money guys hovered. They were about to see the result of their investments — they were about to see "Life Itself," the new Steve James documentary about...