Film / Television

PHOTOS: The real-life 'Gangster Squad' and mobster Mickey Cohen

The new film “Gangster Squad” takes a fictionalized look at the LAPD vice division of the 1940s. The details are given dramatic license, but it's based in reality.

'Argo', 'Lincoln', 'Zero Dark Thirty' among Oscar nominees (Photos)

The 85th Academy Awards will be held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24. The live broadcast begins at 4 p.m. PST on ABC.

VIDEO: Watch the announcement of the Oscar nominations

The 85th Academy Awards will be held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24. The live broadcast begins at 4 p.m. PST on ABC.

The top 10 best LA-based crime movies

"Gangster Squad" is the latest in a long list of crime thrillers based in the City of Angels. Film historian Mark Jordan Legan tells us his 10 favorite L.A. crime films.

People's Choice Awards: How would YOU have voted? (poll, video)

Everyone’s favorite awards that don’t bear much similarity to other awards are live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Young Turks doc to screen at Downtown Independent in Feb

Young Turks debuts Friday, February 8 at the Downtown Independent Theatre and will screen daily through the 14th.

Charles Solomon reviews The Animation Show of Shows

These animation shorts aren't superior to features from Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, or Sony, any more than a solo piano recital is better or worse than an orchestral performance. They're just different.

Jack Black on 'Bernie,' accolades and Tenacious D

Actor Jack Black talks to Alex Cohen about his new film "Bernie," his Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, and the future of Tenacious D.

DGA Awards say yes to Affleck's 'Argo,' no to Tarantino's 'Django'

The Directors Guild announced their 2012 nominations Tuesday — too bad, so sad for Quentin Tarantino, who many thought earned a nod with “Django Unchained."

On the QT, Haefele lets go on 'Django Unchained'

The pity of it is you feel Tarantino, at the top of his form, is up to making the Great American Slavery Movie. If only he weren't more interested in just having his own kind of fun.

The places and things Huell Howser showed us over the years

We asked you how Huell Howser inspired you, what he taught you, and what places you visited or bits of history you tucked away because of him.

'Lincoln,' 'Argo' get WGA nods, Oscar tech nominees announced

“Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty” are adding to their front-runner status for Hollywood’s awards season. They earned nominations from the Writers Guild on Friday.

'Star Wars' creator George Lucas engaged

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas is engaged.

Helen Mirren honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photos/Video)

Helen Mirren was honored Thursday with star no. 2,488 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Piper Laurie in-depth, or 'I'll have what she's having, hold the knives.'

Piper Laurie, nominated for three Oscars, on acting opposite Paul Newman in "The Hustler," working on "Twin Peaks," and why she played her death scene in "Carrie" as if she was having an orgasm.

Fandango records 57 percent increase in ticket sales last year

Movie website Fandango had a record-setting 2012 with noteworthy increases seen in ticket sales, online traffic and mobile usage.