A hug. A wink. A dance. A non-answer. These are the so-called gay moments in a handful of recent high-profile studio movies that have sparked both rapturous celebration and startling backlash.
There’s a question every piece of intellectual property needs to ask itself before a new version is made: How seriously should we treat the source material?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in earnest.
So, perhaps you’ve heard: “La La Land” didn’t win best picture at the Oscars.
It’s been over 20 years since “Trainspotting” took audiences deep inside the alluring, unsettling world of young, Scottish, Iggy Pop-loving heroin junkies, and director Danny Boyle is feeling reflective.
NEW YORK — Seeking a break from green screens and lightsabers while shooting “The Force Awakens” near London, J.J. Abrams decided to catch a play.
The Disney “live-action” remakes, of which the new “Beauty and the Beast” is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast into Dan Stevens and maybe fixes a few bugs in…
Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, Harry Potter’s best pal in the “Harry Potter” films, is all grown up. And he’s walking on the wild side as the hoodlum Charlie in Crackle’s new series, “Snatch.”
The first-year veterinary students assemble in their crisp white coats for a group photo, smiling sweetly before they are drenched in cascades of blood of mysterious provenance. Afterward, smeared and crusted with the red stuff, they line up to take their communion: a raw rabbit kidney. One …
French filmmaker Olivier Assayas has entered into a fruitful collaboration with Kristen Stewart, showcasing the former “Twilight” star in entirely new and refreshing ways. Stewart’s talent has never been in question — she commanded attention as a child in “Panic Room,” and in indies like “In…
With seven full-on King Kong movies since his arrival on-screen in 1933 — not to mention countless media spinoffs — it’s reasonable to question his return in “Kong: Skull Island.” Why make another movie about the big ape?
WARSAW, Poland — Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain and the female director of her new movie are celebrating both the strength and the tenderness of women.
The wedding-themed romantic comedy “Table 19” is like that big, beautifully wrapped gift you’ve had your eye on since the reception. But then, when you open it, you realize it’s a blender.
Violence pulsates in Shinya Tsukamoto’s early films, driving stories into nightmarish fantasies like in the award-winning 1989 “Tetsuo,” which ridicules middle-class conformity with a man-becomes-machine metamorphosis.
Forget Batman vs. Superman or Captain America vs. Iron Man. In James Mangold’s moving tribute to X-Men’s Wolverine, “Logan,” it’s all Logan vs. Logan. He strips away the spandex, the posse and the chaos, distilling the story down to the essence of the man, Logan, also known as Wolverine, als…
Boasting themes that are both cerebral and philosophical, “Before I Fall” is a young adult thriller that goes far beyond the surface level. Too often teenagers — girls, especially — are depicted on screen as superficial, obsessed with appearances and the happy-go-lucky lifestyle enabled by p…
The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly pres…
Please excuse singer Phillip Sweet if he gets a little emotional when Little Big Town performs Friday night during the first-ever residency in the 125-year history of the Ryman Auditorium, a venue that helped popularize country music.
Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood’s awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump for what she called his “instinct to humiliate.” Stars were even more outspoken at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, held just days after Trump’s tra…
Garnering critical acclaim for her work in both Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” and Mia Hansen-Love’s “Things to Come,” 2016 was already a banner year for French actress Isabelle Huppert.
It has been said Matthew McConaughey is a character actor trapped in a leading man’s body.
Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky said there are two kinds of scenes in screenplays: “the Pet the Dog scene and the Kick the Dog scene.”
Mary Tyler Moore, the star of two of TV's best-loved sitcoms, has died.
The candy-colored love letter to musicals “La La Land” landed a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations Tuesday, while a notably more diverse field of nominees brushed off two straight years of “OscarsSoWhite” backlash.
The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney’s desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years, though for a long time almost all were men.
A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women's March on Washington is being heralded as the anthem of the movement.