Arts & Entertainment

Underdog ‘Argo’ on charmed Oscar path

LOS ANGELES – Some years, Academy Awards voters just want to feel right about themselves, their industry, their country. And maybe honor one of their own who hasn’t always shared in the love of his...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ film explores human element

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Rock musician Dave Grohl set out to make a recording studio the subject of his first-ever film. He was intrigued not only by the studio but by a specific piece of recording...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Screen Actors Guild Awards quotes

“I’m just so thrilled I have dental.” – Best supporting actress winner Anne Hathaway after accepting her Screen Actors Guild award for her role in “Les Miserables.”“Just tape the ‘Big Bang Theory’...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Golden Globe winners list

Winners (film) at the 70th annual Golden Globes (Jan. 14):Drama: “Argo”Comedy or musical: “Les Misérables”Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”Actor, comedy or musical: Hugh Jackman, “Les...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Argo’ on roll with big win at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES – A few weeks ago, the Oscar race looked wide open. The stately, historical “Lincoln” seemed like the safe and likely choice, with the provocative “Zero Dark Thirty” and the quirky and...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Screen Actors Guild winners

Winners (film) at the awards on Sunday night:Cast in a motion picture: “Argo”Male actor in a leading role: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”Female actor in a leading role: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Fruitvale,’ ‘Blood Brother’ win at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah – The dramatic film “Fruitvale” and the documentary “Blood Brother” won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges. Both American films won audience awards and grand jury...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Are film awards by gender outdated?

LOS ANGELES – Do Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Helen Mirren really need a category just for women to snare one of Hollywood’s favorite accessories, an Oscar, Emmy or Screen Actors Guild trophy?In...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Now Showing for Jan. 25-31

Back Space Theatre1120 Main Ave., www.thebackspacetheatre.orgBeasts of the Southern Wild. HHHH A settlement off the New Orleans coast lives like a Third World country. Which, it turns out, ain’t so...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Netflix betting on ‘House of Cards’

NEW YORK – In Netflix’s bid for a flagship original drama of its own – a “Sopranos” to its HBO – the subscription streaming service is presenting a high-class adaptation of a British political...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Chinese moviegoers see cut versions of movies

BEIJING – Nearly 40 minutes have been chopped from the Hollywood film “Cloud Atlas” for Chinese audiences, deleting gay and straight love scenes to satisfy local censors despite a movie-going...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Study: Women’s shots are better in indie films

PARK CITY, Utah – Despite equal representation of male and female filmmakers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a new study shows there has been little change in the number of women working as...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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