LA Times Movie News
- Paul Walker's death puts hold on 'Fast and Furious 7' shooting
- It's not yet known when the Universal Pictures film will resume filming in the aftermath of the star's death; 'Hours' will be released as planned Dec. 13.
"Fast and Furious 7" on Monday began what could be an extended hiatus in the aftermath of the death of actor Paul Walker.
- Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba
- Idris Elba hesitated taking the role in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.' But using his own father as a reference, Elba fully embraced being Nelson Mandela.
British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story.
- Review: 'Reaching for the Moon' stately look at tragic love affair
- 'Reaching for the Moon' examines the affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. It's inviting, but gives way to by-the-numbers biopic.
More narratively metronomic than cinematically metered, Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barretto's "Reaching for the Moon" examines the mid-20th century love affair between award-winning American poet laureate Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) and gregarious, politically connected Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires).
- Review: 'Punk Singer' Kathleen Hanna sets record straight
- The controversial, trailblazing musician finally explains why she dropped out of sight: Lyme disease.
Kathleen Hanna has never had an easy relationship with the media. Just three years into her musical career as the frontwoman of Bikini Kill, Hanna imposed a media blackout after some mainstream publications disparaged her feminist punk band with reductive criticisms — along the lines of calling them hairy-legged rape victims — and falsely reported that Hanna had endured incest.
- Scarlett Johansson not eligible for Golden Globes with 'Her'
- Apparently awards season gives with one hand and takes away with the other. In one of the season's unlikelier stories, Scarlett Johansson has been building momentum with a performance in "Her" in which she is heard but never seen as the artificial intelligence of an operating system who becomes an emotional foil for a man (Joaquin Phoenix) in near-future Los Angeles. Written and directed by Spike Jonze, the film has a cast that also includes Rooney Mara, Amy Adams and Olivia Wilde.
- Evan Rachel Wood blasts MPAA over 'Charlie Countryman'
- Actress Evan Rachel Wood found something to be less than thankful for Wednesday as she took to her Twitter account to bemoan the final cut of her recent film, "Charlie Countryman."
- Spirit Award nominees express varied reactions to the recognition
- When the nominations for the Spirit Awards came out Tuesday morning, nominees were mostly busy with other things. Shane Carruth, nominated for director and editing for “Upstream Color,” was in line at LAX. Michael B. Jordan, nominated for male lead for “Fruitvale Station,” was in the shower at his family’s home in Newark, N.J.
- 'Out of the Furnace': Christian Bale's 'gut feeling' about the role
- Over the course of his career, Christian Bale has played such diverse roles as masked superhero, murderous yuppie, Victorian stage magician (magicians, actually), emaciated machinist and post-apocalyptic soldier. His next one up is the blue-collar worker Russell Baze in Scott Cooper's new drama "Out of the Furnace," about an everyman who will do anything to try to save his brother, a troubled war veteran played by Casey Affleck.
- Maltese Falcon sells for more than $4 million at auction
- In the 1941 film noir "The Maltese Falcon," the priceless relic that Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade is hunting turns out to be — spoiler alert — a worthless fake.
- Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday
- This year's Oscar best picture race continues to be defined as a clash between fall festival favorites "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity."