| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:54 PM
For writer-director David O. Russell, getting the music just right is a huge part of making movies. One testament to his dedication is that he has repeatedly requested to license songs from the notoriously picky rock band Led Zeppelin — and...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The Academy Awards' reigning best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, and best actress, Jennifer Lawrence, will join this year's ceremony as presenters, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
Day-Lewis is a three-time Oscar winner, most...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:06 AM
The Screen Actors Guild nominated the movies "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture Wednesday.
The SAG nominations...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:15 AM
— Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood.
It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Writer-director David O. Russell sweats the details. For "American Hustle," his new film loosely based on the FBI's Abscam sting investigating political corruption in the 1970s, that meant mulling everything "from the clothes to the comb over." But that...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
| Jun 20, 2013
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| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.
Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Jennifer Lawrence, scrappy star of "The Hunger Games" franchise and imaginary BFF to the world, has signed on to portray one of American literature's great sociopaths.
Lawrence will play Cathy Ames, the beautiful, depraved mother of twin sons in a...
| Apr 4, 2013
** (out of four)
First, let’s acknowledge something nice: Bradley Cooper is very good in “The Place Beyond the Pines,” even better than the Oscar-nominated actor was in “Silver Linings Playbook.”