Film / Television

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.

'The Hobbit' is lord of the box office for third week

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week with nearly $33 million.

Harry Carey Jr., celluloid gunslinger, dies at 91

Harry Carey Jr., a character actor who starred in such Westerns as "3 Godfathers" and "Wagon Master," has died in California at the age of 91.

A look at Hollywood's greatest character actors

Star wattage and marquee value are all well and good, but what truly brings reality to the screen? The loss this week of Jack Klugman and Charles Durning reminds us of how important great character actors are to the history of film.

UPDATED: Actors Jack Klugman and Charles Durning die on Christmas Eve

Jack Klugman, 90, of "Odd Couple" fame died Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and two-time Oscar nominee Charles Durning, 89, died in his New York City home.

Richard Gere on ‘Arbitrage’ and Oscar buzz

Richard Gere joins host Larry Mantle to talk about the Arbitrage's unexpected critical praise, working with first-time director Nicholas Jarecki, and more.

Acting! SAG Award nominations for master thespians

SAG Awards nominations were announced with multiple kudos issued to the assassinated, the French, the emotionally distraught, the post-Edwardian and New Jersey.