September 20, 2004 |
Matthew Broderick has gone from playing a hapless Broadway producer in the hit musical "The Producers" to a hapless movie writer-director in the new comedy "The Last Shot," which opens Friday. The two-time Tony Award winner and husband of Sarah Jessica Parker plays Steven Schatz, an aspiring screenwriter who has lived in Hollywood for several years trying to pitch a morbid script about the death of his sister to anybody who will listen. But nobody will.
February 16, 2013 |
William Goldenberg won the American Cinema Editors 63rd ACE Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature film Saturday evening for the Oscar frontrunner "Argo. " Ben Affleck's drama about the rescue of six Americans hiding in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution has already won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Producers Guild Award, the Directors Guild of America Award and the Scripter Award. Meanwhile, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers won best edited comedy/musical feature film for the quirky romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook," which is up for eight Academy Awards.
November 9, 2001 |
"Maze" is an intelligent and appealing portrait of a young man afflicted with Tourette syndrome who has become a successful painter and sculptor but has told himself to forget about love and to focus on sheer survival. Writer-producer-director-star Rob Morrow doesn't pull punches: A woman who goes on a date with Morrow's Lyle Maze is in danger of his inadvertently knocking a glass of wine all over her while in the grip of an especially strong seizure.
November 14, 1985 |
Move over, UCLA and USC (which have the most famous cinema departments in the country), and make room for Los Angeles City College, which has been teaching students how to make movies since 1969. (Loyola-Marymount has been coming along nicely, too, with its student work.) Tonight at 8 LACC is presenting at the Directors Guild a benefit screening of some of its best work of the last two years. And what a winner this program is!
November 16, 2003
Here's a sampling of entertainment industry donations to presidential campaigns during the first nine months of 2003: President Bush $2,000 Chuck Norris, actor Dino De Laurentiis, producer Terry Semel, Yahoo CEO Richard Zanuck, producer Lili Zanuck, producer-director Amy Grant, musician Jami Gertz, actress Jeff Shaara, writer $1,000 Ben Stein, writer-actor * Former Illinois Sen.
September 23, 2005 |
In early August, a radio broadcaster was fired for on-air comments he made about the San Francisco Giants' Latino players and their 70-year-old manager, Felipe Alou. Larry Krueger, formerly the host of a talk show on the Giants' flagship station KNBR, attributed the team's poor performance this season to "brain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly" and said that Alou's "mind has turned to Cream of Wheat."