By Larry Elder | 03/06/14 11:26 AM
Sunday's Academy Awards event showcased Hollywood's finest. Beautiful people in beautiful clothes saying lovely things about their industry -- a politically "progressive" business that gives nearly all of its political contributions to Democrats.
By Charlie Spiering | 03/03/14 10:18 AM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared pleased that Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey took some time to thank God during his acceptance speech after winning the award for Best Actor.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/02/14 07:26 PM
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., recently sat down for a meeting with an unusual activist: Philomena Lee. Lee’s story has been adapted for film in “Philomena,” which depicts her journey with a reporter to find her long-lost son, who was taken from her by nuns in Ireland and adopted by...
By Paul Bedard | 03/01/14 10:20 AM
The elite 5,783 judges who will decide Sunday night's Oscar awards are out of touch with what consumers look for in a movie, often choosing films about activists overcoming oppression instead of Iron Man smashing a tank, according to a new study of the Academy Awards. “The standards learned...
By Jared Meyer and Jason Russell | 02/27/14 04:25 PM
On Sunday night, Hollywood producers and movie stars will walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards. But the hosts of the Oscars aren’t the only ones who roll out the red carpet for this crowd. Many states offer substantial tax credits to entice the motion picture industry to film in their...
02/27/14 10:15 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"? We'll never know which film might have been the 10th best picture nominee at this year's Oscars. Ahead of Hollywood's biggest night on Sunday, moviegoers may...
02/27/14 09:00 AM
LONDON (AP) — Orson Welles' personal draft script for "Citizen Kane" is up for sale — from the collection of an American almost as wealthy as the movie's monstrous newspaper mogul, though considerably more private. Sotheby's auction house is offering the typed script, covered in Welles'...
02/27/14 08:01 AM
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The office of Cambodia's most celebrated filmmaker is filled with books on the Khmer Rouge. On his desk, on the walls, in the filing cabinets and in every corner of Rithy Panh's dimly lit office are memories of his country's greatest tragedy. Probing the painful...
By Paul Bedard | 02/26/14 02:17 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry today warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to stay clear of the political turmoil in Ukraine, adding that the U.S. doesn't view the international tussle over the democractic movement in Kiev as a continuation of the Cold War. “We do not believe this should be...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/25/14 08:58 AM
President Obama on Tuesday paid tribute to actor and director Harold Ramis, calling him one of “America's greatest satirists.”
02/24/14 06:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says African-American History Month is about "honoring those who came before us" and "resolving to do our part to live up to that example." The first lady spoke Monday at a White House screening of Lifetime Television's film version of the play "The Trip to...
By Ashe Schow | 02/24/14 03:21 PM
Actor, writer and director Harold Ramis may not have been a libertarian, but "Ghostbusters" could be hailed as a libertarian masterpiece.
By Philip Klein | 02/24/14 02:04 PM
In "Ghostbusters," paranormal activity is becoming a growing problem in New York City. Government doesn't do anything to stop the problem, so private entrepreneurs set up a small business that successfully captures and stores ghosts — for a fee.
By Paul Bedard | 02/19/14 11:26 AM
Hollywood executives, many of whom supported President Obama's claim that the GOP is engaged in a “war on women,” are overseeing an entertainment industry that shuts women out of key roles, director and producer positions and even big, male-sized, paychecks, according to a new and massive...
By Noemie Emery | 02/18/14 01:41 PM
Pity the president, first among equals, obliged by the pulls of democracy and of his office to be "equal" and also be "first" all at once. Picking a leader, people look for somebody well above average, stronger and brighter, with superior judgment, keener intelligence and the ability to be...
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