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.
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.
January 20, 1997 |
Calling the crowd that came together at Universal City Cineplex Odeon on Thursday night a zoo may be a cliche, but when you have to wade through a dozen or so fluffy animal mascots to get inside, well, what else can you say? The occasion was the premiere of "Fierce Creatures," a comedy from Universal that recycles the cast of the 1988 hit "A Fish Called Wanda."
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”)
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.
September 10, 1997 |
The Scene: In a sense, a dual premiere--for the filmmaker and the film. At Monday's launch of PolyGram Films' first release, "The Game," at the Chinese Theater, a number of guests noted the irony between the title and the risky business one of the world's largest record companies is plunging into. One guest compared the night to a high-stakes debutante ball.
October 8, 1997 |
The Scene: Monday's premiere of TriStar and Mandalay's "Seven Years in Tibet" at the Cineplex Odeon. A party followed at Le Colonial. The story of Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountain climber and escaped POW, who talks his way into 1940s Tibet, was described by star Brad Pitt as being "about a guy who learns to accept responsibility against the backdrop of the dissection of Tibetan culture." Who Was There: Pitt; co-star B. D.
January 24, 2014 |
Comic actor Brad Garrett has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to host the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 1, and you can watch how he works the room with a live webcast of the ceremony along with pre-awards nominee interviews - from film and television -- starting at 5 p.m. PST at www.latimes.com/envelope . While Garrett, best known for costarring on "Everybody Loves Raymond," skewers the best of Hollywood, the awards themselves...