| Jul 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Woody Allen, the Brooklyn-born director who defined New York for filmgoers with such hits as “Bullets over Broadway” and “Annie Hall,” is once again choosing Europe over Manhattan as the stage for his next movie....
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Watching “Fright Night” (Aug. 19) last night and “Final Destination 5″ the night before and “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” the night before, all coming closely after a summer of 3D spectacles in which the filmmakers did...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Can a 3D horror movie be a thing of beauty? In the case of the remake of “Fright Night,” the answer is “Yes!” This violent and violently funny vampire tale covers no new ground, sporting the same jokey tone as the original. But...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Every summer a handful of plucky indie movies jump into the mainstream, thanks to filmgoers who want more nutritional value than that offered by the season's popcorn pics. This year's notable breakouts include Fox Searchlight's "The Grand Budapest Hotel,"...
| Apr 4, 2009
Hollywood's queen of home restoration, Diane Keaton, has listed a Beverly Hills Spanish Colonial Revival at $11,995,000.
The Oscar-winning Keaton buys and refurbishes Los Angeles-area homes. This one, originally designed in 1927 by architect Ralph...
| Jan 12, 2009
In a ceremony alternatively as solemn and celebratory as the movie that won a leading four prizes -- the rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" -- Sunday night's Golden Globe awards helped focus the Oscar race as it honored the late Heath Ledger for...
| Feb 21, 2009
In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release.
| Dec 2, 2008
"Ballast," an austere drama about a grieving man who forms a bond with a woman and her young son, "Frozen River," a somber tale about the relationship between two poverty-stricken women, and "Rachel Getting Married," an intimate drama about a young...
| Feb 4, 2009
It's nearly an hour into Woody Allen's golden-hued comedy of desire "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" when Penélope Cruz shows up as Javier Bardem's passionately unhinged ex-wife Maria Elena, a life-is-art-and-vice-versa firecracker. It takes only seconds for...
| Dec 30, 2010
As director Alejandro González Iñárritu remembers it, he and Javier Bardem first met at "The Losers Party."
It was Oscar night 2001 and Iñárritu had just been overlooked by the academy — for the first time. The then-38-year-old filmmaker celebrated...
| Jun 12, 2010
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz has listed a Sunset Strip-area home at $3,695,000 that is as intriguing as she is.
The Balinese modern one-story has intricately carved entry doors that open to a courtyard with a fountain. Another set of double...