| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"This is my baby. This is when it all started. This is my pride and joy, my first Oscar win in 1974."
Meet Murray Weissman, one of the earliest Oscar consultants, who on this day is proudly showing off a blow-up photo on the wall of his North...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry." Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In the long history of Oscar ceremonies, few matched the craziness, drama and poignancy of the 46th Academy Awards, which took place almost 40 years ago on April 2, 1974, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
That ceremony, hosted by writer-director John...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The family that cons together stays together? Well, not necessarily. What happens when they attempt to pull the grift on one another?
That's the big question raised by Carla Ching's "Fast Company," a new dramatic comedy currently being showcased in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:50 PM
"All Is Lost" begins in darkness. There is a voice, though. Weary, almost apologetic, our man speaks of struggle, of trying and failing against an unforgiving sea. But soon the words stop and other languages — sight, sound, silence — pick up...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Eileen Brennan, a veteran actress best known for an Oscar-nominated turn in the 1980 comedy "Private Benjamin," one of her many tough-talking, soft-hearted roles, has died. She was 80.
Brennan died of bladder cancer Sunday at her home in Burbank,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Marion Dougherty came to New York from Pennsylvania in 1944 with dreams of becoming a theater set designer. While waiting for her big break, she worked for $45 a week designing windows at Bergdorf Goodman. But Dougherty's break came in a different form...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The Santa Monica Pier's Front Porch Cinema series kicks off a second year of free films over four Fridays starting Sept. 27. This year, Front Porch is collaborating on the series with Film Independent.
Doug Jones, the nonprofit arts organization's...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we a musical state? We are indeed. But our performances and organizations tell only part of the story. In some ways, the vitality and range of Connecticut's musical history is best indicated by the large and ever-lengthening roster of notable music...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Marvin Hamlisch was a 6-year-old prodigy when he was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music. He went on to train intensively with the goal of becoming the next great classical pianist. But Hamlisch ultimately decided to play a different tune, a...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn...