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  • Shriver takes fundraising lead in L.A. County supervisors race

    Shriver takes fundraising lead in L.A. County supervisors race
    Thanks to a big roster of small contributors and a sizable chunk from his own pocket, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has jumped ahead of rival Sheila Kuehl in gathering campaign cash for the race to replace incumbent Zev...
  • Steven Spielberg eyes Tom Hanks Cold War thriller as frenzy continues

    Another day, another potential Steven Spielberg movie. As a number of competing projects and producers vie for the director's attention to be his next film, Spielberg has added a Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks to his ever-expanding list of...
  • Watch Samuel L. Jackson recount 'Boy Meets World' in a slam poem

    Boy meets Samuel L. Jackson! "The Avengers" star, who appears in Friday's "Avengers" flick "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," recited a slam poem Monday on "The Tonight Show" about the '90s sitcom "Boy Meets World," recapping the show's seven...
  • Does 'Saving Mr. Banks' contain a hidden agenda?

    Every award season brings the movie that everyone loves, the film that's so likable it's impossible not to like. Which always makes some people not like it. Quickly filling that role this year is John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks," the P.L. Travers...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' costume designer Daniel Orlandi digs deep

    Long before Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" arrived in theaters in 1964, the studio chief was wooing the story's author, P.L. Travers, trying to nab the rights to the famed books that eventually became his blockbuster film. It was a bumpy ride, as we see...
  • Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
    A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love. But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms

    On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': Tom Hanks unveils his Bob Iger impression

    In "Saving Mr. Banks," the new film about Walt Disney's efforts to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a movie musical, Tom Hanks steps into the shoes of the famous studio head. At a recent...
  • Don't like to wait at the airport? There's an app for that

    Like many air travelers, Caitlin Ariens used to play it safe when she flew. She'd arrive at the airport two hours before departure to give herself enough time to check in and go through Transportation Security Administration screening. At this time of...
  • Kumar Pallana dies at 94; character actor discovered by Wes Anderson

    Before Wes Anderson directed his first feature film, he'd hang out at an eclectic coffee shop in Dallas where he met a 70-something yoga teacher — Kumar Pallana — who was like a one-man Ed Sullivan variety show. To entertain customers in the...
  • Oscar: Thanks for the memories

    Oscar: Thanks for the memories
    What's the big deal about the Academy Award? TCM tries to explain with a documentary, "And the Oscar Goes To …," debuting at 8 p.m. Saturday. The program helps kick off TCM's annual 31 Days of Oscar festival, which offers winners and nominees...