| May 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
From the moment AJ Palmgren learned of Lot 397, he knew he had to have it.
But he had never bid at an auction before, and as he took a seat toward the back of the gallery, his nerves took over.
"I hoped I wasn't going to space out," he said.
| May 31, 2014
| 9:11 AM
A book with the title of "Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film" may seem straightforward enough. But to me that title raises all kinds of questions. Why such a book? Why 54 films, and what criteria were used to select them? And...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:18 PM
"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" does not look or sound like a film that is 50 years old. Digitally restored with unusual delicacy, it continues to charm and delight for the same reasons it did back in 1964.
Winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
On a Friday night last month at UCLA's Royce Hall, British conductor John Wilson led a 97-piece orchestra and 36-voice choir in two hours of selections from classic MGM musicals. By the end of the performance, an invitation-only crowd of 1,000 industry...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct?
The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Rita Moreno is one of the few people on earth to win an EGOT: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. But she seems genuinely surprised at being honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award: "The joy is so profound. You can wish to have an Oscar someday or some...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When Rita Moreno received a call last summer from SAG-AFTRA co-President Ken Howard, her first thought was that something was wrong.
"I was in the car on my Bluetooth and he said, 'Rita, This is Ken Howard.' I said, 'Why the hell are you calling me?...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The Screen Actors Guild paid tribute to actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno on Saturday night, presenting her with the 50th SAG Life Achievement Award.
Accepting the honor, the 82-year-old performer said, "I am so ...," and then sheepishly added,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:30 PM
HONG KONG - Arclight Films, the Sydney and Los Angeles-based sales and finance company, has picked up sales rights to the massive Hollywood Classics library across much of Asia.
Arclight will handle TV and new media rights in Asia, excluding Japan, but...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 7:15 PM
You certainly could not accuse Kyle DeSantis, the producer of the Drury Lane Oakbrook's huge new production of "Singin' in the Rain" of failing to deliver the wet stuff — as required for the title number and as immortalized by Gene Kelly in the 1952...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Turner Classic Movies is set to present the U.S. TV premiere of Mark Cousins' acclaimed 15-hour documentary, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," beginning Sept. 2.
The cable network will show Cousins' documentary with a complementary program of 119...