| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
SCOTT FOUNDAS: As this year's Toronto Film Festival hits its midpoint, the headlines are that sales have been slow and that Oscar prognosticators are still looking for The One -- that mythical, anointed cinematic being that will appear before them (like...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The Lakers went Hollywood in their 2½-hour meeting Thursday with free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony. Big time.
Executives from Anschutz Entertainment Group and Time Warner Cable pitched him on the size and scope of the Los Angeles market. Movie producer...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:09 PM
The Lakers made their pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Thursday afternoon with a flash of Hollywood, an appeal to the future, and hope that a connection was made.
Then two of their officials hopped on a private jet and headed to Cleveland to meet with LeBron...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Warner Bros. in its defense against a playwright who claimed his screenplay was the basis for "The Matrix" trilogy.
U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner granted summary judgment to the studio on Monday, concluding...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Don't look for a Hollywood remake of "Bicycling With Molière" any time soon. Not because a suitable title couldn't be found — "Skateboarding With Shakespeare," perhaps — but because this kind of charming, literate and sophisticated French film...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The second annual list of 100 trans-identified people making a big impact on LGBTQ issues in America is out, and 11 of this year's honorees are from Chicago.
The Trans 100 list, compiled by an anonymous committee of trans people and sponsored by...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Among the supporters of the TransLife Center are Lana Wachowski, co-director of "The Matrix" and other blockbusters, and her partner Karin Winslow. Wachowski, a transgender woman who is co-directing Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in "Jupiter Ascending"...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:39 AM
"The Matrix" creators Andy and Lana Wachowski have a new chosen one: Mila Kunis, star of the upcoming sci-fi spectacle "Jupiter Ascending."
The latest trailer for the movie, which you can watch above, introduces Kunis' character, Jupiter Jones, who like...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The new movie "Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley as a brave young woman who challenges the rigid social order of her dystopian society, in which people are categorized into factions based on their personality types.
Many film reviewers, however, are...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"It's time to get going again."
With these words, host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicks off the new documentary series, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Premiering on Fox, the National Geographic Channel and eight other affiliated networks...