Film / Television

Oscars 2014: 7 must-see films that weren't nominated

At Sunday's 12th annual FilmWeek event with Larry Mantle at the Egyptian Theatre, our critics picked seven fantastic flicks that should have gotten an Oscar nod.

4 takes on Netflix's streaming deal with Comcast

Netflix and Comcast ended their video streaming feud over the weekend, when Netflix agreed to pay the cable giant for direct access to consumers.

CNN says Piers Morgan's talk show is ending

Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. EST time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN.

Harold Ramis, filmmaker and actor of 'Ghostbusters' fame, has died (updated)

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and others remember Ramis, who wrote the classic comedies "Animal House," "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day."

Last of the 'Sound of Music' Von Trapps dies at 99

Maria Von Trapp, the last of the seven-member Trapp Family Singers that inspired the play and film, died on Tuesday at her home in Vermont.

KPCC coverage of the 2014 Oscars

Sunday marks the culmination of Hollywood's annual round of self-congratulation: the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony, which takes place tonight in Hollywood.

Father-son video gaming, watched by thousands

Jason Munkel introduced his father to the game a year ago, and their channel on the streaming site Twitch has grown dramatically. Twitch has also grown, and with millions watching every month.

'12 Years a Slave' wins big at NAACP Image Awards

The historical epic's prizes at Saturday's 45th annual ceremony honoring diversity in the arts included outstanding motion picture, directing for Steve McQueen, writing for John Ridley and supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o.

Asian-American contestant, 'villain' of 'Jeopardy,' set to return

Arthur Chu's aggressive playing style on the game show led to a four-day winning streak and has stoked racist comments on social media.

'Guardians of the Galaxy': Do crowds want heroes they don't know?

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer sets out to answer the question in almost everyone's minds: Who or what exactly are the Guardians of the Galaxy?

Egypt's Oscar-nominated 'The Square' tells the story of unfinished revolution

Filmmakers spent more than two years recording the volatile events and created what has become the first Egyptian movie to be nominated for an Academy Award, "The Square."

Bette Midler to perform at Oscars for 1st time

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Midler's booking Wednesday. The show's producers declined to say what number she will perform.

What's it like to be a black, female director in Hollywood?

We turn to Angela Robinson, who has worked as a director and producer of some projects you might have heard of like The L Word and True Blood.

Review: Celebrate George Pal and his Puppetoons with new DVD set

Fans of "The Wrong Trousers" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," watch "The Puppetoon Movie" to meet the ancestors of your favorite characters, and re-discover the legacy of George Pal.

Jimmy Fallon takes over 'Tonight'

The new host's first show is getting good reviews. He pledged to "do the best I can" and collected on some "bets" from friends such as Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert.

'12 Years a Slave' named best film at UK awards

Lost-in-space thriller "Gravity" won six prizes, including best director, for Alfonso Cuaron at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.