| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Amanda Seyfreid rounds out the cast of Warner Bros.' Peter Pan movie, in which she will play Mary.
She joins Levi Miller, who will play Peter Pan; Hugh Jackman, who will essay the pirate Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund, who will play Hook; and Rooney Mara,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Swedish director, producer and journalist Tarik Saleh got his start in the early 1990s as one of his country's most prominent graffiti artists. Since then, Saleh has gone on to co-direct documentaries including 2001's "Sacrificio - Who Betrayed Che...
| Dec 20, 2013
**** (out of four)
At BeautifulHandwrittenLetters.com, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) pours out someone else's heart, using submitted photos and e-communication to craft anniversary cards and more. He speaks to the computer, the program writes in lovely...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance.
A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:21 PM
In its simplest terms, “Her” — the new feature from director Spike Jonze — is a romance between a man and his computer. Or, to be more accurate, between a man and an artificial intelligence construct that seems to have every...
| Dec 31, 2013
Matthew Brady graduated from Daniel Hand High School in Madison in 1995 and went to James Madison University in Virginia for one year. Then he transferred to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and majored in Spanish. The motivation for the transfer wasn't...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos rubbing elbows with Raquel Welch. Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife standing mere feet away from Paris Hilton.
Diane von Furstenberg's "Journey of a Dress" exhibition opening party Friday night at the May Co. Building in...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Her * * *
Un romance cibernético generado por la acelerada ola tecnológica mueve los hilos de Her, agridulce comedia de Spike Jonze que reflexiona sobre la soledad y la dificultad de conseguir pareja en una sociedad cada día más individualista.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Tessa Ross is to become chief executive of the U.K.'s National Theater. She joins from pubcaster Channel 4, where she is controller of film and drama.
Ross will join the National in November, working alongside the theater's director Nicholas...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- Feature documentary "Streetkids United II -- The Girls From Rio," the sequel to the 2011 Berlinale entry, has kicked off lensing in Brazil.
The second film -- in what is to become a series -- is being produced by the U.K.'s F&ME and the...