| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Continuing its late surge through Hollywood's never-ending awards season, director David O. Russell's con game story "American Hustle" won a leading three trophies at the Golden Globes — including best musical or comedy — while the slavery...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Coming into the weekend, the military action drama "Lone Survivor" was expected to take in $20 million to $25 million at the box office — a decent if hardly overwhelming number for a movie that cost about $40 million to make.
But when final...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:23 PM
It’s a man’s world -- or at least that’s the way it appears on screen.
According to a report released Tuesday by San Diego State University film professor Martha Lauzen, the top 100 grossing films of 2013 were overwhelmingly male. Just...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" have wound up in a dead heat as both won the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film -- the first tie in the PGA's 25-year history for the trophy.
Ben Affleck announced the awards Sunday...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In a pre-Berlin announcement, veteran foreign sales agent Nadine de Barros, financier/producer Daniel Wagner and producer Robert Ogden Barnum have partnered to launch Fortitude International as a sales and financing outfit based in Los Angeles.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:41 AM
One thing is clear about the revocation of a film's Oscar nomination: It almost never happens.
The nullification Tuesday night of an original song nomination for the composer and lyricist of "Alone Yet Not Alone" — an arrangement sung by a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified a song. Now it could be facing the music.
For the first time in its history, the academy this week revoked an Oscar nomination on ethical grounds, citing improper campaigning by the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed against 31 unidentified Internet users who have used a torrent protocol to share "Dallas Buyers Club," a cumbersome legal attempt to identify individuals who have unleashed copies of the Oscar-nominated...
| Feb 15, 2014
Re "History lessons, with popcorn," Opinion, Feb. 12
Zach P. Messitte is spot-on regarding the influence that films with historical backgrounds have on today's college students.
Since 1991 I've been teaching at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. I've...
| 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...