| 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...
| 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.
| Mar 16, 2009
| 1:18 PM
Howard Newly, the character actor Kevin Dunn plays on ABC's " Samantha Who?," is a man of few words, unless it's about chickens, and then he has plenty to say. Now Dunn has dropped the price of his Sierra Madre house from $1,148,000 to $1,075,000 -- not...
| Jan 23, 2009
They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
| Feb 22, 2009
" The Wrestler," the poignant drama about an aging grappler who refuses to give up the ring, pinned its competition Saturday afternoon at Film Independent's Spirit Awards, winning honors for best feature, best male lead for star Mickey Rourke, and best...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2008
Rachel is getting more than married: She has six nominations for Film Independent's Spirit Awards.
" Rachel Getting Married," wherein an addict played by Anne Hathaway leaves rehab for her sister's wedding, was joined by suicide drama "Ballast" and...
| Dec 10, 2008
| 1:56 PM
Last year, the Writers Strike ended up canceling the NBC Co-Chairman's "prom," but for the time being -- pending the SAG vote, that is -- all things are full steam ahead for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 66th annual Golden Globes honoring...
| Dec 12, 2008
For a movie that once looked like it might never make it into theaters, "Slumdog Millionaire" continued its remarkable ascendancy Thursday, as the love story of an Indian game show contestant collected four Golden Globe nominations, including top drama,...