Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:48 am
A leading Hollywood industry watcher has called 2014 "the year of the Bible movie,'' as "Exodus: Gods And Kings'' ascended to the number one spot at the North American box office this weekend.
Posted Dec. 13, 2014, 8:56 am
Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain will all receive special honors during the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced Friday.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 8:57 am
Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal apologized on Thursday for remarks she made in a series of emails with producer Scott Rudin focused on black-themed movies that the pair joked President Barack Obama might like.
Posted Dec. 11, 2014, 8:16 am
"Birdman" continued to build momentum toward Oscar night today, scoring a leading seven nominations for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, including nods for best motion picture comedy/musical and best actor for Michael Keaton.
Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:04 am
"Birdman'' scored a leading four nominations today for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with "Boyhood,'' "The Imitation Game'' and "The Theory of Everything'' each getting three nods while in television, four-time comedy ensemble winner "Modern Family'' led the pack with four nominations.
News, Awards, Film, Television
Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:31 am
"Boyhood," "Interstellar" and "Game of Thrones" were among 11 films and 10 television programs announced today as 2014 winners of AFI Awards from the American Film Institute.
Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:19 am
"Boyhood" was selected Sunday as the best movie of 2014 in voting by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and also won for best director (Richard Linklater), best actress (Patricia Arquette) and best editing (Sandra Adair).
Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 9:09 am
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1'' is on its way to being the second-highest grossing film of the year, as it holds down the number one spot for the third straight weekend.
Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:38 am
A Los Angeles-based anti-piracy probe led to the arrests of two men from northern England on suspicion of leaking "The Expendables 3'' to the Internet before the film's release date, it was announced Monday. Los Angeles-based anti-piracy probe led to the arrests of two men from northern England on suspicion of leaking "The Expendables 3'
Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:28 am
The dark comedy "Birdman'' received a leading 10 nominations today for the 19th annual Satellite Awards, which are presented by the International P...
Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:06 am
The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to discuss today the extension of a five-year fee waiver for film productions shot on city property, along with other measures aimed at combating runaway production.
News, Film, Culver City, Sony
Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:03 am
Life is returning to normal for Sony Pictures Entertainment after a computer attack -- possibly inspired by an upcoming comedy dealing with North Korea -- that crippled the studio early last week, it was reported today.
Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 9:06 am
Christoph Waltz will receive the 2,536th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today for his two Oscar-winning performances and a long career in Europe.
Posted Nov. 30, 2014, 10:57 am
Hollywood's movie studios have nothing to crow about, as a modest sales total was reported for the industry this Thanksgiving weekend.
Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:57 am
Mel Brooks has signed on as the voice of Dracula's vampire father in "Hotel Transylvania 2,'' Sony Pictures Animation announced Wednesday.
Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:16 am
"The Hunger Game'' sequel opened with a gigantic $123 million in estimated domestic sales this weekend, according to studio estimates.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 8:07 am
The stars will be out in Hollywood tonight for the premiere of "Horrible Bosses 2." Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, and Carmen Electra are expected to stroll down the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard starting at 6 pm.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 7:58 am
Mike Nichols, who directed such landmark films as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Graduate" and who was among the few to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony, has died. He was 83.
Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 9:37 am
The Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 10th annual festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, 2015.
Posted Nov. 15, 2014, 9:00 am
The mystery thriller "Gone Girl'' received the equivalent of the best picture award at Friday night's 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards, while "The Imitation Game'' won for directing and in two acting categories as the movie industry's awards season began.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:27 am
Disney's animated "Big Hero 6'' managed to out-duel the science-fiction epic "Interstellar'' to claim the top spot at the box office, according to final figures released Monday.
Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 9:55 am
Santa Monica Public Library hosts a screening and discussion of the documentary Where Soldiers Come From today, Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library MLK Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Nov. 8, 2014, 8:29 am
Singer Harry Belafonte will receive the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award tonight, while actress Maureen O'Hara, screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere and artist/director Hayao Miyazaki will receive honorary awards during the sixth annual Governors Awards ceremony.
Posted Nov. 3, 2014, 9:48 am
Calling it a “dream come true”, Kevin Donovan, who directed the popular action comedy “The Tuxedo” starring Jackie Chan and Jennifer Love Hewitt, has agreed to helm “Land of the Free, except for Me”, based on the harrowing true story of Santa Monica actress Marie Paquim.