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.
November 10, 1993 |
If the extravagance--and inventiveness--of a premiere is an indication of a studio's belief in a movie, Walt Disney Pictures' "The Three Musketeers" (that's Musketeers, not Mouseketeers) is going to be a biggie. "Mega-hit is what I hear, not being self-serving," allowed Jordan Kerner, one of the executive producers, whose sentiments were shared by many at the studio. "My little girl, who's 4 1/2, thought it was short. That's a good sign, and my boy who's 9 kept his mouth open the whole time.
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.
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)
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.