| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Oscar victories for "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "Dallas Buyers Club" transcend their combined 13 trophies; they offer examples of successful risk-taking in subject matter, technology and funding.
1. Don't underestimate films about the black...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Despite Hollywood's love for testosterone-dominated movies, a recent study has found that movies with a strong female component actually perform better at the box office and cost less to make.
Nate Silver's ESPN blog FiveThirtyEight used the Bechdel...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
"Flowers, but with garbage."
Has there ever been a better metaphor for the Academy Awards? Granted, that line comes from Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle" (nominated for 10 Oscars, Lawrence included), and she wasn't talking about the Academy Awards...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Though not a household name, L’Wren Scott dressed fashion’s A-list.
First lady Michelle Obama wore a raspberry-colored design by Scott with peacock-blue kitten heels on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in November 2010. Amy Adams wore a...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Color us delighted if the next faux Hollywood feud is between George Clooney and Tina Fey.
Clooney is doing the rounds for appearing in the Oscar-nominated lost-in-space flick "Gravity" and sitting as producer on "August: Osage County," which received...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Pinning down the "best" scene of any Oscar-nominated performance is something of a Stygian nightmare for producers because — as they correctly protest — if an actor or actress has been nominated, they have far more than one great scene. But...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:06 PM
On the heels of the massive success of "The Lego Movie," Warner Bros. is working to erect another block-themed blockbuster, this time based on the popular video game "Minecraft," which boasts more than 100 million registered users.
The news was broken...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Freedom grad Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was nominated again for best male buttkicker in the 27th Annual Nickelodean Kids’ Choice Awards by kids across America. Johnson who won last year in the same category took to his Facebook page to......
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:23 PM
A Parkland grad who directed “Despicable Me 2,” was "Frozen" out when the animated film he directed lost out at the Oscars to the Dosney juggernaut "Frozen." Chris Renaud, along with co-director Pierre Coffin and producer Chris Meledandri...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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