Complete list of 85th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:
Best Picture: "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Misérables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty."
Actor: Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Daniel Day-Le
“Oz” fans will enjoy the stunning effects, clever wit, and imaginative backstory of the “Great and Powerful” (read: fibbing and womanizing) wiz on his hot-air balloon ride to the Emerald City. Director Sam Raimi’s version invites a humorous set of ancillary characters to the yellow brick road, including a porcelain
NEWPORT BEACH The Island Cinema at Fashion Island could serve alcohol at all showings — including those with children in the audience — if the city's Zoning Administrator approves changes proposed by the theater at a Thursday hearing.
The theater wants to add two patio dining areas totaling approximately 800 square feet, modi
If Michael Chiklis scares you, blame his wife.
Seriously, if the intensity of his Emmy-winning portrayal of Detective Vic Mackey on the long-running TV series "The Shield" was too much to bear, it's his wife's fault.
If you find his portrayal of 1960s mobster Vincent Savino on the current CBS drama "Vegas" a bit unsettling, it's
In a town of spoiled directors, Fisher Stevens just became the most spoiled director in Hollywood.
The 49-year-old actor ("Short Circuit") and Oscar-winning documentarian ("The Cove") got the opportunity of a lifetime when he was hired to direct three screen legends in the film "Stand Up Guys," which opens Friday.
Handicapping the Oscars is not an exact science. It's more of a parlor game, played by amateurs trying to win their office pools, and by professionals trying to convince you that they have inside information on who will win the coveted gold statuettes on Feb. 24.
Here's a little secret – nobody knows for sure what's going to happen
It's easy to be drunk. It's much harder to act drunk.
Dudley Moore did it to perfection in "Arthur," but countless actors have stumbled when trying to pull it off in movies.
Justin Chon, a 31-year-old Irvine-based actor, gets his shot at mastering the art of playing drunk in the film "21 & Over," which opens Friday.
The last time we spoke to Michelle Williams, she was still a teenager and in the second year of a six-season run on the hit TV show "Dawson's Creek." She was about to embark on a movie career in the low-budget political spoof "Dick."
Fourteen years later, she is promoting her role as Glinda the Good Witch in Disney's big-budget 3-D fanta
When they round up the usual suspects, you expect to hear the names Al Capone, John Dillinger and Ma Barker.You might not expect to hear the name Gail Doughty.But the older sister of my best friend was responsible for a crime wave of epic proportions when I was growing up in New Jersey. She repeatedly allowed underage delinquents t
What if we told you that director Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic "The Shining" is NOT just a movie about a writer played by Jack Nicholson who goes insane after taking a job as a caretaker at an isolated resort hotel?Would you believe that it is a film that contains hundreds of subliminal images and secret messages? Would you buy t
Who hasn't driven through the streets of Hollywood and fantasized about starring in a summer comic-book movie?
It turns out that even Oscar-winning actors are not immune to the dream.
Sir Ben Kingsley, who won an Academy Award in 1983 for "Gandhi" and was nominated three more times for "Bugsy," "Sexy Beast" and "House of Sand and
Apparently, there is an unwritten law in Hollywood that every new generation must have its own version of "The Great Gatsby."
This generation will get its own "Gatsby" this weekend when Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!") unveils his lavish 3D production with Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway
It didn't take Vulcan logic to figure out that once director J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot took in $385 million at the box office four years ago, the crew of the Enterprise would again go boldly where so many movie franchises have gone before – Planet Sequel.
Zachary Quinto (as the logical Mr. Spock) and Chris Pine (Capt. James T
"Gangster Squad" may be loosely based on the truth – the takedown of notorious Los Angeles crime lord Mickey Cohen 60 years ago – but it feels about as real as a mob-themed costume party. At least there's a certain sport in counting how many neo-noir clichés director Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland," "30 Minutes or Less") can get
Upon first viewing, I found Terrence Malick's new film, "To the Wonder," to be utterly confounding.
It is unlike any film I've seen before, except for, perhaps, Malick's last film, 2011's "Tree of Life." It is nonlinear – almost plotless. Its nearly unintelligible (at times) dialogue (or what passes as such) is overwhelmed by the s
In her 1968 poem, "The Speed of Darkness," the late American poet Muriel Rukeyser, who wrote eloquently about equality and social justice, penned the line, "The universe is made of stories, not atoms."
While the medium is different, the new feature-length documentary "Girl Rising," also bares witness to the same truth in poetic images an
Romania probably isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think about the global AIDS epidemic. And yet the eastern European nation was the setting for one of the most shocking and little-known chapters in the history of HIV/AIDS worldwide – a story told in the powerful new documentary "After the Fall: HIV Grows Up."
Based on the true story of a family swept away by the deadly 2004 tsunami that pummeled Southeast Asia, "The Impossible" is about as subtle as a wall of water.
The depiction of the natural disaster itself, which killed 230,000 people, is visceral and horrifying.
Director Juan Antonio Bayona has crafted an event that's impeccable
Until the very end, she is described as "The Girl."
Even after a relentless, decade-long pursuit that leads to the daring midnight raid of Osama bin Laden's compound, even as she unzips the body bag to verify that the bloody corpse inside is indeed that of the slain al-Qaida leader, Jessica Chastain's CIA officer character is defined pri
A 20-year-old American rich kid travels on a whim with three friends to India and wakes up in a slum after a night of heavy partying.
Sounds like a film in "The Hangover" franchise.
Instead of driving stolen police cars and retuning Mike Tyson's tiger, the main character in this new movie meets a hungry Dalit girl and her father
The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
Also among the nine nominees for best picture Thursday: the old-age love story "Amour"; the Iran hostage thriller "Argo"; the independent
Iron Man reigns as the standard-bearer of Hollywood superheroes with a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend for his latest sequel and an overseas haul of a half-billion dollars in less than two weeks.
According to studio estimates Sunday, "Iron Man 3" has raced to a worldwide total of $680.1 million. That includes $175.9 million in it
It's not enough that San Clemente's Stephanie Paul is an actress, a stand-up comic, a public speaker and an acting teacher. To movie fans around the world who have seen her in the sci-fi movie "Iron Sky," she's also the president of the United States, out to save the world.
A sport that seemed reserved for river banks and shallow waters is making its way to the ocean.Saltwater fly-fishing isn't a new trend, but it's gaining in popularity among anglers in coastal cities across the country, including Orange County."It's been around about 50 years," said Capt. Vaughn Podmore, a Huntington Beach resident