Film / Television

Oscars 2014: Printable Oscar Bingo cards and ballots

Replace the ink cartridge and chill the cheese plate, it's time for the 86th Annual Academy Awards! Here are all the party printables you need.

Oscars 2014: Women, minorities changing the look of the Academy — slowly

The vast majority of Academy members are white, male and over 60. But an effort is underway to include more women and people of color.

Kristen Bell on 'Veronica Mars,' the 'pederazzi' and the Oscars

John Rabe talks with the "Veronica Mars" star about making the movie version of her hit show, seven years later, and the scourge of paparazzi who target celebs' kids.

Wilbur Smith novels in development for TV series

Three novels by bestselling author Wilbur Smith, "Birds of Prey," ''Blue Horizon" and "Monsoon," are being developed for TV by Corona Pictures and FremantleMedia.

To play the part, actors must talk the talk — in Chinese

As Hollywood and China grow closer, more roles are opening up for Asian-American actors to play Chinese-speaking characters. But before they can sound fluent on screen, some turn to dialect coaches.

'Die Hard' director freed from prison after 1 year

McTiernan served most of a one-year sentence for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer.

Oscars 2014: 14 interviews with this year's nominees

To help you prepare your ballots and refresh your memory of this year's great films, we've compiled all the interviews we've done with this year's Oscar contenders.

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.