| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career.
And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing.
It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If...
| 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....
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Diego Araujo, writer-director
His helming debut "Feriado," sold by M-Appeal, became the first Ecuadorian pic to have a world premiere at the Berlinale. Araujo has written and directed several shorts, docus and commercials. He's developing three pics...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Two new films have joined this year's crop of award-season hopefuls: Reese Witherspoon's next movie, "Wild," and Jon Stewart's directorial debut, "Rosewater."
Fox Searchlight has set a Dec. 5 release date for "Wild," the studio announced Monday, placing...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Jean-Luc Godard, quoting D.W. Griffith, famously proposed that "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun."
While "a guy and a car" doesn't have quite the same zip, that combination worked wonders for the new suspense drama "Locke," in which...
| May 13, 2013
SPRINGDALE, Utah — There comes a moment when you step backward off a cliff, clinging to a rope the width of your pinkie, and ask yourself, "Why am I doing this?"
It's inevitable. Fear of heights (and its close cousin, fear of falling) is as deeply...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:18 AM
A little extra bit of Baltimore made its way onto "Dancing with the Stars" last night, thanks to Stevie Wonder.
When the Motown recording legend appeared onstage to play a beautiful, pared-down version of his 1969 hit "My Cherie Amour," he accompanied...
| 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....
| Oct 12, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Why should HBO have all the World War II miniseries? FX is getting in business with Oscar-winning director-writer-producer team Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson for a 10-part WW II miniseries.
The based-on-a-true-story miniseries...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender.
Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story.
The new movie depicts the evils of...