February 8, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show State of the Union address; defense cuts; drones: Joe Klein; David Ignatius; Elisabeth Bumiller; Gloria Borger (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC Today Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
January 30, 2013 |
Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg, who is nominated for an Academy Award for directing this year's best picture nominee "Lincoln," will receive the American Cinema Editors' ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 63rd ACE Eddie Awards on Feb. 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "Steven Spielberg is a cinematic treasure," said the ACE Board of Directors in a statement Wednesday morning. "For over four decades he has been moving audiences around the world with his unique, powerful brand of storytelling.
January 9, 2013 |
Steven Spielberg's plan to follow up "Lincoln" with an expensive robot-led rebellion is on hold. The director has nixed plans for this spring to start shooting "Robopocalypse," an adaptation of the bestselling novel about a futuristic society in which robots attempt to wipe out humanity. With "Lincoln" behind him, the director spent several weeks over the holidays preparing for the project. He ultimately concluded that the script wasn't ready and that the budget, previously expected to be around $160 million, was too high, according to a person close to the project not authorized to speak publicly.
January 8, 2013 |
Four former winners and one newcomer were nominated for the 65th annual Directors Guild of America Award for directorial achievement in feature film for 2012. Steven Spielberg, 66, earned his 11th DGA nomination for "Lincoln," the acclaimed epic about the nation's 16th president's efforts to end slavery and the Civil War. Spielberg has won the DGA award three times, a feat no other director has accomplished. He won for the 1985 drama "The Color Purple," the 1993 Holocaust epic "Schindler's List" and the 1998 World War II drama "Saving Private Ryan.
December 31, 2012 |
The filmgoer was noticeably upset. He didn't like a moment in "Lincoln. " More specifically, he didn't like the final moments of "Lincoln. " "I don't understand why it didn't just end when Lincoln is walking down the hall and the butler gives him his hat," he said. "Why did I need to see him dying on the bed? I have no idea what Spielberg was trying to do. " The man on the mini-rant wasn't some multiplex loudmouth. He was actor Samuel L. Jackson, and he was just getting started.
December 20, 2012 |
When Steven Spielberg asked Sally Field to play Mary Todd Lincoln in 2005, deep down, the two-time Oscar-winning actress knew the road to playing the contentious first lady wasn't going to be easy. Writers on the film project came and went, as eventually did Liam Neeson, the actor originally cast to play Abraham Lincoln. When Daniel Day-Lewis agreed to come on board, Spielberg wasn't sure Field still fit, owing largely to their age difference. Lincoln was nearly 10 years older than his wife, but Field had more than a decade on Day-Lewis.
December 16, 2012 |
Hal Holbrook has never been afraid of tackling tough subjects in his TV and film roles. "I sort of like controversial things," said the 87-year-old actor, best known for his celebrated one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!," which he has been performing since 1954. FOR THE RECORD: Hal Holbrook: In the Dec. 17 Calendar section, the Classic Hollywood column about Hal Holbrook said the actor would be appearing in the coming film "The Promised Land. " The title is "Promised Land.
December 15, 2012 |
In "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner have pulled off the improbable: They have built this season's prestige hit around congressional proceedings that might seem more appropriate for C-SPAN than the big screen. Any movie that can interest a mainstream audience in the legislative wheeling and dealing that allowed Abraham Lincoln to acquire the necessary congressional votes to pass the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery is deserving of a presidential medal.
December 14, 2012 |
Spreading its praise between accessible, star-driven movies and a handful of challenging films, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. bestowed a leading seven Golden Globe nominations on Steven Spielberg's biography "Lincoln" while handing five nods apiece to Ben Affleck's international thriller, "Argo," and Quentin Tarantino's slavery revenge tale, "Django Unchained. " Even though HFPA voters nominated the demanding Osama bin Laden manhunt film "Zero Dark Thirty" in four categories on Thursday, including drama, they ignored the critically acclaimed Louisiana bayou drama "Beasts of the Southern Wild.
December 13, 2012 |
Tony Kushner had a decade's worth of plays behind him when his epic two-part masterpiece, "Angels in America," exploded in the mainstream in 1992, going on to win the Pulitzer Prize, two best play Tonys and a clutch of other stage awards. In adapting the play with Mike Nichols for cable TV, he discovered a fresh way to tell stories; "Angels" eventually won 11 Emmys for HBO in 2004. Since then, the playwright has added screenwriting to his credits with 2005's "Munich" and this year's "Lincoln" (both for director Steven Spielberg)