| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Evangeline Lilly was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, on this date in 1979. This birthday gal co-starred as Kate Austen on "Lost" from 2004-2010. She's also appeared on the big screen in such films as "Real Steel," "The...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:04 AM
"Captain Phillips" is a Tom Hanks movie. It is also a Paul Greengrass movie, and the cinematic tumult director Greengrass adroitly captures and sustains in the service of a narrative has a way of keeping his stars unmoored — in a good way —...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen stole the show at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The outrageously fearless British comic actor of "Borat," "Bruno" and "The Dictator" fame was this year's recipient of the...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories.
The organization's lead actress honors were shared by...
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism.
Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...
| Feb 12, 2014
The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Opting for a mix of specialty and studio titles, the Producers Guild of America has selected "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Wolf of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Peter Facinelli, who plays doctors in the "Twilight" films and the "Nurse Jackie" television series, and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth, have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million. The buyer is "The Big Bang Theory" co-creator Bill Prady....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton:
Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...