December 26, 2012 |
It featured Jack Black as a murderous mortician, Matthew McConaughey as a straight-talking lawyer and a whole lot of amusing small-town locals. And though "Bernie" did decently enough at the box office - it hung in there for 21 weeks and $9 million - the film deserved a lot more recognition than it received, according to our survey of readers. Richard Linklater's fact-based homage to his native Texas is the winner of The Times' annual most under-appreciated film poll, drawing more than 31% of the overall vote.
February 1, 2014 |
One of the last stops on the awards-season train celebrates one of the first steps of the filmmaking process at the Writers Guild of America West Awards, which kick off in just a few hours. Comic actor Brad Garrett will host this year's ceremony, and viewers can tune in to the live webcast, which will also feature pre-awards interviews with nominees from film and TV, starting at 5 p.m. PST at www.latimes.com/envelope and www.latimes.com/wga . Included on the stream will be the WGAW's first “Mighty Pen” tweet competition, in which fans and followers will finish the sentence “The secret to great writing is…” (see www.wga.org for details)
October 3, 2012 |
NEW YORK--Richard Linklater wasn't so sure there needed to be a second film in his “Before” series starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. But he feels pretty good about a third entry, “Before Midnight,” which fans will be happy to know he's finished shooting and will now set about editing. The director, who has just returned from the film's below-the-radar Greece shoot, said that the ending of the previous installment made this one a natural. "With 'Before Sunset' I felt like me, Ethan and Julie were the only ones who really wanted it,” the director told The Times at an award-season event here this week for his recent black comedy "Bernie.
February 12, 2013 |
The Berlin Film festival welcomed director Richard Linklater with a surprise award Monday night, presenting him the Berlinale Camera before a screening of his new film, “Before Midnight.” The prize is presented to film personalities or institutions to which the festival feels particularly indebted or wishes to express its thanks. Stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy were on hand for the screening as well. Linklater, Hawke and Delpy wrote “Before Midnight” together, the third film in a trilogy that also includes 1995's “Before Sunrise” and 2004's “Before Sunset.” The new film finds the characters played by Hawke and Delpy at a personal crossroads nine years after the previous entry in the series.
October 21, 2007 |
At Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood tribute Oct. 15, Legend award recipient 1. Lauren Bacall, left, joked that she was surprised to be upright, as by her count, she's got to be 192 years old. Bacall's wisecracking garnered her two standing ovations and laughs from fellow honorees Kate Bosworth, Amy Adams, Julie Taymor and Diane Lane. Host 2.
December 4, 1997 |
The Scene: The smart people seemed to know that the action was in Westwood on Tuesday night for the premiere of Miramax's "Good Will Hunting," which filled the Mann's Bruin and overflowed into Mann's Plaza. This coming-of-age story about a juvenile delinquent with the IQ of an Einstein is directed by Gus Van Sant and stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck (the two stars also wrote the script), Minnie Driver and Robin Williams. The event also served as a benefit for the American Film Institute.
November 22, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Can't get enough of Andy Cohen's smiling mug on Bravo? Good news: His "Watch What Happens Live!" show will be on five nights a week starting in January. ( Los Angeles Times ) We're down to the final two episodes of this round of "Dancing With the Stars. " ( Los Angeles Times ) The New York Film Critics Circle has moved its awards to see "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" first. It had better be good. ( Los Angeles Times )
August 20, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 19 - 25 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Jim Koch, Samuel Adams. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Adam Rapoport; Sunny Anderson; Margaret Cho; Kirk Cameron. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Jessica Chastain. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Zach Galifianakis; Olivia Munn; Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson; co-host Joel McHale.
June 11, 1997 |
The Scene: Monday's launch of 20th Century Fox's "Speed 2: Cruise Control" at the Century City Cineplex Odeon. The sequel comes from Jan De Bont, director of the original and of "Twister." For aficionados of his work, look hard for the flying cow. It's not easy sticking an airborne Guernsey in a Caribbean boat movie.
August 1, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 29 - Aug. 4 in PDF format This week's TV Movies This Morning Rashida Jones. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from the Olympics. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Tony Gilroy; NASCAR drivers. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Kelly Caroline Rhea; Joey Fatone; Dr. Joel Fuhrman (“Eat to Live”)