| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Location manager Brian O'Neill needed a location to film a wedding scene for the upcoming move "The Wedding Ringer," and he knew just the place: Hollywood United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin and North Highland avenues.
With its Gothic...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When the receipts are tallied for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," heroine Katniss Everdeen and her famed arrows will likely hit a box-office bull's-eye. The film starring Jennifer Lawrence is forecast by some to sell as much as $180 million in...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:08 AM
If you're a film fan, by now you've either seen "Gravity," made plans to see "Gravity" or gotten annoyed at your significant other for choosing another movie because they're "a little scared" by the prospect of sitting through the tension of "Gravity."...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Neighborhood theaters weren't the only places turning away moviegoers looking to see "Gravity" this weekend.
Academy members packed the roughly 1,000-seat Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Saturday night to see Alfonso Cuaron's spectacular...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:44 PM
"Gravity," the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney astronauts-in-distress movie, rocketed to the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend. Did you find the movie realistic? Was the 3-D up to your expectations? And do you think it can win some Oscars?...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:49 AM
As a sports nut and movie buff, I've seen nearly every sports-related movie out there.
There's several elements that make a great sports movie.
There's the classic underdog story where a team or player overcomes advesity, whether it be lack of...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 4:27 PM
What do Jenny on the Block, a freshly minted studio exec and Machete have in common? They are all new invitees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The academy announced Friday that it had invited 276 people to join its ranks, including...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
John Lee Hancock was already a Disney veteran when he came onboard "Saving Mr. Banks," having helmed "The Rookie" for the studio a decade ago. But in telling the knotted tale of Walt Disney's struggle to adapt P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins" books, the...
| Feb 27, 2011
There is a very particular art to playing the ordinary. Few actors do it well — Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney always come to mind. Of those, most fail to get their due come Oscar night — thoughts of Giamatti and Linney rise again.
| Apr 28, 2011
| 11:12 AM
Casey Towers, then 20 and the mother of two babies, spent January and February of 2006 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She prayed for a gift that was a matter of life and death: a healthy heart to replace her broken one. She got...
| Jun 11, 2011
Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock has purchased a Beverly Hills-area estate for $22.95 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
Set on more than 4 park-like acres and surrounded by an expansive lawn, the stately two-story house looks more East Coast than...