| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Tuesday that Robert Redford will receive the American Riviera Award at a tribute Feb. 7 at the Arlington Theatre.
The festival takes place Jan. 30 through Feb. 9.
Redford, 77, has starred in...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Laemmle's Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles is presenting a six-day retrospective of actor-director-producer Robert Redford's seminal film roles. All movies will be shown along with his latest film, the critically lauded "All Is Lost," for which...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2012
One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice.
Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
| Aug 5, 2011
In spite of a few shiny awards for his mantel — three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and a little prize named for some guy called Pulitzer — there's still plenty of ham in Marvin Hamlisch, who takes the stage at Pasadena Pops on...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:58 AM
Universal Pictures has been celebrating its century-long milestone all year, and as that period nears its end, the studio releases a mammoth collection of many of the top films that mark its history thus far.
The titles range from "All Quiet on the...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:31 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing I didn't have to wait until next year to see 'The Great Gatsby.'
The Skinny: Warner Bros. announced Monday that it was bumping the release of its "The Great Gatsby" adaptation from Christmas to summer 2013, and I'm...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 12:20 PM
(CNN) - Marvin Hamlisch, a prolific composer who put together musical ensembles for an array of movies, television and theater shows, died at his home in Los Angeles, his agent said Tuesday.
His work over a four-decade career earned him three Oscars,...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| Feb 1, 2012
Bass player with Peter, Paul and Mary
Dick Kniss, 74, who played stand-up bass with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders," died Wednesday of pulmonary disease at a hospital near his...