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  • Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage

    Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage
    It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with "Argo," which had my heart racing within the first five minutes thanks to Ben Affleck's smart direction. It opens with...
  • Stars shine at film fest

    Stars shine at film fest
    For the 48th Chicago International Film Festival's opening night Oct. 11, attendees were treated to a star-filled red carpet at the Harris Theater that included Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi. Academy Award-winning producer Tom...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck

    Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck
    Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback. “That narrative has been...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Five trailers to get you in the mood

    Toronto Film Festival: Five trailers to get you in the mood
    Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning announced some of their key selections for the Sept. 6-16 event. Here's a look at five trailers to get you in the mood for the fest. "Argo": Ben Affleck is back behind the camera,...
  • Movie Review: The Change-Up

     
    The comedy envelope has been pushed, pulled, twisted and torn during this current run of smash hit R-rated sex comedies. But “The Change-Up,” the punctuation at the end of the summer of “Bridesmaids,” “Bad Teacher”...
  • On Location: Hollywood's Iranian caper comes to L.A.

     
    At the height of the Iranian hostage crisis, artist-turned CIA technical officer Tony Mendez pulled off a stunning caper when he helped six American diplomats in the Canadian embassy in Tehran escape by disguising them as members of a Hollywood film crew....
  • Eddie Murphy to host Oscars and I'm not delirious about it

     
    It’s hard to get excited about Tuesday’s news that Eddie Murphy will host the 2012 Academy Awards, because — how do I put this as respectfully as possible? — his last three live-action movies have been embarrassingly schlocky...
  • How to make a book trailer for $50,000

     
    How do you make a $50,000 book trailer? And should you want to?...
  • Around Town: Marvel legend Stan Lee hosts 'Avengers' screening

     
    Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs...
  • Andy Griffith: TV Land, TCM plan tributes

     
    Andy Griffith will be remembered with marathons on TV Land and TCM. The actor, who died Tuesday at age 86, is best remembered for “The Andy Griffith Show,” the 1960s CBS sitcom. TV Land will offer a marathon of episodes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m....
  • TCM to remember Andy Griffith with four-film tribute on July 18

     
    Legendary actor Andy Griffith passed away today at the age of 86. While he may be most remembered and beloved from his television work on The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, Griffith was also a fantastic actor of both the stage and screen, and not just in...