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.
March 26, 2014 |
One of the most intriguing releases of the 2014 award season (yeah, we said it) is “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater's epic project that screened to rave reviews at Sundance. As you may recall from the festival, “Boyhood” is the scripted coming-of-age film that Linklater shot over a remarkable 12-year period, a little bit each year, as we watch an ordinary boy (Ellar Coltrane) grow up while his parents (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette) grow up with him--like a human time-lapse photography, as Hawke once called it. On Wednesday, IFC Films--the company that financed the movie going back to the early 2000s--is set to announce its release plans, rolling it out later this year with a nice long awards runway to follow.
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, 2014 |
The event: Bruce Dern called Monday's shindig “the geezers' dinner” as he accepted his best actor award for “Nebraska” at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala, staged by AARP . Nevertheless, stars packed the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, regardless of their generation, to celebrate movies relevant to mature audiences. The honorees: Besides, Dern's award, Susan Sarandon picked up a lifetime achievement award, while director Steve McQueen...
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”)