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 3, 2014 |
Easy and effortless looks ruled the red carpet at Sunday's Academy Awards. Maybe it was the rainy weather that had actresses abandoning a potentially runny smoky eye or sticky up-do shellacked with hair spray in favor of more subtle Oscar looks. Many actresses sported the sleek pixie cut that is so hot right now. Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Lawrence led the chic short-hair brigade. Lupita Nyong'o topped her short hair off with the accessory of the evening - a delicate gold and diamond headband from Fred Leighton.
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...
August 1, 2010 |
Vanessa Bruno likes to say that she makes "easy clothes for difficult girls. " But in the Parisian designer's world, "difficult" doesn't mean someone who must coordinate her outfit with an alcohol monitoring anklet but a woman with original taste who wants her clothes to reflect her individuality. "For me, it's about personality," says Bruno, a lithe and vibrant former model who was in Los Angeles recently to celebrate the launch of her flagship U.S. boutique, opening Thursday on Melrose Avenue . "I've always had the feeling that you can be extremely sophisticated and beautiful but you don't want to look like the others....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.