| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK CITY — Sofia Coppola could have easily gone the studio route in choosing a distributor for her new movie, "The Bling Ring." Instead she chose the upstart company that set loose the viral image of James Franco as a resplendently thugged-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
For a brief and blinding moment in 2009, the Bling Ring crime spree ruled the social networks, TV news cycles and front pages of newspapers around the globe, including this one. At the time, I was bothered by the way the stories about a gang of affluent...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 2:35 PM
“The Bling Ring” made out like a bandit at the box office this weekend.
Sofia Coppola’s take on a real-life group of San Fernando Valley youths who burglarized celebrity homes in 2009 debuted in limited release and grossed $210,001,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:21 PM
There's a lot to leave you breathless in "The Bling Ring." Celebrity culture. Self-empowerment prayer circles. Amoral behavior. But the designer name-dropping throughout the movie may top the list.
For that we can thank the label-crazed kids at the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:12 PM
When he’s not dropping albums, fathering babies with reality-show celebrities or feeling uneasy about answering questions, Kanye West has another pursuit: supplying songs to popular movies.
He’s long been a favorite of music supervisors:...
| Jun 19, 2013
Katie Chang makes a disclaimer: She’s about to use a reference that reveals her youth.
“I feel like I’m Hannah Montana,” says the 18-year-old Winnetka native and star of Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring,”...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:25 AM
"I think Los Angeles is so the center of American culture right now," writer-director Sofia Coppola says in the production notes for her swift, clever bauble "The Bling Ring," because "of all these reality TV shows."
That's an interesting statement,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
A collection of cute furry creatures will smother the undead this weekend, as "Monsters University" is expected to top zombie tale "World War Z" and several holdovers at the box office, including "Man of Steel."
The new Pixar film, a follow-up to 2001'...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Move over, Mad Max.
New York-based indie production company-distributor A24 announced Thursday that it has landed U.S. theatrical distribution rights for “The Rover,” a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the Australian desert starring Guy...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
You may have noticed that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has taken un-Hermione Granger-like roles as of late.
That's after the 23-year-old stopped acting altogether for a bit and briefly enrolled at Brown University in 2009, then dropped out before...