LA Times Movie News
- Critics bash 'Great Gatsby' excesses, DiCaprio's 'marshmallow' accent
- In the lead-up to the arrival of Baz Luhrmann's kinetic reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," in theaters Friday, most critical thumbs are pointing either sideways or downward.
In the lead-up to the arrival of Baz Luhrmann's kinetic reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," in theaters Friday, most critical thumbs are pointing either sideways or downward.
- Zach Braff donation helps Monte Rio theater buy digital equipment
- Even as Zach Braff was taking heat for asking the public to help finance his next movie, the actor and director was contributing to another Kickstarter campaign -- to help save a historic theater in Northern California.
- Alec Baldwin's Tony-nominated 'Orphans' to close early on Broadway
- “Orphans” could not find a home on Broadway.
- 'Iron Man 3': Six lessons from its box office success
- Early audience tracking told us that "Iron Man 3" was going to be a big hit. But until the numbers started floating through inboxes and Twitter feeds in the past week, it didn’t hit home just how big that hit would be.
- 'Iron Man 3': Guy Pearce transforms himself for role (spoilers)
- Diahann Carroll leads the way on stage and screen
- Classic Hollywood: The Oscar-nominated actress blazed a trail on the big and small screens and can currently be seen on USA's 'White Collar' and the comedy 'Peeples.'
Groundbreaking actress-singer Diahann Carroll ("Julia," "Claudine") was an 18-year-old New York model when her singing career took off. Her break came when she won a talent show called, appropriately enough, "Chance of a Lifetime" in January 1954 on the old DuMont Network. Besides the cash prize, she was booked at the famed Latin Quarter nightclub.
- What happened when Baz Luhrmann moved 'The Great Gatsby' to Australia
- For Baz Luhrmann, adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' was made even more challenging when filming was moved to Australia.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's ambition for "The Great Gatsby" was scarcely modest: "Something new — something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned," the novelist wrote to his editor of his plans for the 1925 novel.
- 'Iron Man 3' rockets to second-best opening ever
- "Iron Man 3" surpassed everything except "The Avengers."
- Salman Rushdie bequeaths 'Midnight's Children' to film
- His 1980 breakthrough novel, an attempt to convey an essence of India, reaches the screen in a form that tempts him to call it karma, 'if I believed in such things.'
In the late 1970s, long before he penned "The Satanic Verses," before he sparked a global uproar between Islamic fundamentalists and free-speech advocates and became a marked man, before he turned into a celebrity man of letters who dates models and starlets, Salman Rushdie was just the failed author of a sci-fi fantasy.
- Academy changes rules, opens up Oscar voting to all members
- In a move to expand the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership's involvement in Oscar voting, the organization announced Saturday during its first general membership meeting that it will allow all members to vote in the foreign-language film and documentary short categories.