| Feb 22, 2015
| 6:35 PM
"The Phone Call," a short film that tells about a fateful call that is received by a worker in a crisis call center and an encounter that changes the lives of the people on the call, won the Oscar for live-action short film Sunday night.
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:55 AM
Amazon announced Wednesday that it has ordered full seasons of five pilots, including a Philip K. Dick adaptation, a magazine show inspired by one of the nation's most esteemed publications and two children's programs.
Pilots getting a greenlight are...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:26 AM
Timing is everything in the Oscar race. Except when it's not.
This year's Academy Awards field has done more than most to upend traditional rhythms of Hollywood's awards season, a normally finely-tuned red-carpet ballet. "Not my tempo" — the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:35 AM
"I don't feel funny anymore," complains the movie star played by Chris Rock in "Top Five," but don't worry. Unlike Woody Allen's "Stardust Memories," this cinematic confessional, which is also a genial wish-fulfillment fantasy, is actually funny.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:10 AM
The Los Angeles premieres of the Broadway hit "If/Then" and the Tony Award-winning "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" anchor the Pantages Theatre's 2015-16 season, organizers announced Monday.
The theater also will mark its 85th year with two...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:59 AM
In conjunction with the exhibit "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008," the Wadsworth Atheneum is presenting "Coney Island on the Silver Screen," a series of films that are set, or have scenes, on Coney Island.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Netflix finished off 2014 with better-than-expected subscriber growth as the streaming giant gained users outside the U.S.
The company on Tuesday said it added a total of 4.33 million users in the U.S. and internationally in the three months that...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:47 AM
Before "The Writers' Room" became the name of a Sundance Television program examining the ins and outs and ups and downs of crafting popular television shows, Neil Simon created his own tribute to the all-star team of scribes behind Sid Caesar's "Your...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:13 PM
Young blue eyes is out as MSNBC shakes up its daytime lineup.
Programs hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid are being pulled as of March 2. Thomas Roberts, currently the anchor for the early morning news program "Way Too Early," will take over with a...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:10 PM
For years, Bob Weide referred to Kurt Vonnegut as "the old man."
The old man was 60 when they met, which was not long after Weide, who was barely out of college, typed him a letter that said, in essence:
"You don't know me, but my name's Bob Weide....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:45 AM
The clickety-clack of an old-timey film projector fills the Kirk Douglas Theatre as grainy, black-and-white footage depicting Los Angeles, 1959, scrolls across the back wall of the stage. Police sweep through Chavez Ravine, home to villages of Mexican...