| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
LONDON -- Goldcrest Films has acquired all international rights to the true-life adventure "Against the Sun." Pic is toplined by Tom Felton, who starred as Draco Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" pics, as well as playing in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Reese Witherspoon is roughing it on the road less traveled in the first trailer for "Wild," an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir about her 1,1000-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
"Wild," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee,...
| Sep 25, 2014
All filmgoers have their blind spots, their sore spots and their limits. You may, for example, read about the new film "Tracks," based on the 1980 travel memoir by Robyn Davidson. If Davidson's story is foreign to you, and you know only that the film's...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.
The university's annual Milton...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Aron Ralston, the hiker who survived by severing his own arm after being trapped by a boulder, is expected to appear in a Denver courtroom Monday to face domestic violence charges.
Ralston and his girlfriend, both 38, were taken into custody in Denver...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:07 AM
James Franco's history with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an infamous one: During his 2011 Oscar co-hosting stint with Anne Hathaway, the actor's low-key demeanor seemed more appropriate for a backyard barbecue than an entertainment...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on.
So naturally, when...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:15 AM
For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for.
Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Robert Redford was going down with the ship.
Yes, the character he plays in writer-director J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," which arrives in theaters Friday, is a lone traveler on the Indian Ocean whose sailboat is taking on water from a gash in its hull....