| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:04 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, British actress Sophie Cookson has come on board opposite Adrien Brody in historical action-adventure "Emperor."
Other cast members in "Emperor," directed by Lee Tamahori, include Paz...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
"What We See When We Read" by Peter Mendelsund; Vintage Original (448 pages, $16.95)
Peter Mendelsund's "What We See When We Read" may be the liveliest, most entertaining and best illustrated work of phenomenology you'll pick up this year.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson was born in High Wycombe, England, today in 1990. This birthday guy is probably best known for starring in the movie "Kick-Ass" and its sequel. His other film work includes roles in "Captain America: The Winter...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Keira Knightley was tired of being depressed and ill. On screen, at least.
The Oscar-nominated actress spent five years playing a series of heavy roles -- from a young woman harvested for her organs in "Never Let Me Go" to a love-struck Russian...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Rooney Mara looks to be headed to Neverland. The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lead is in negotiations to star as the tribal princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan origin story "Pan," according to a Variety report.
Directed by Joe...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
He could be uncouth, gruff, blustery, even crude, treating people badly and denying his children. Yet he painted some of the most sublime works ever created, and it is that contrast that made the celebrated 19th century British artist J.M.W. Turner a...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:44 PM
It's never a good sign when the off-screen drama surrounding a film is more interesting than the drama on screen, and according to early reviews, such is the case with director Olivier Dahan's Grace Kelly biopic, "Grace of Monaco," which opened the Cannes...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
It's the big lizard, stupid.
I say that because someone's clearly lost sight of the obvious when the no-name monsters get more screen time in "Godzilla" than the main attraction. Forgotten is the primary reason we show up in such massive numbers —...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Keira Knightley is used to early wake-up calls. The actress has a penchant for period films, and it takes a while to get tied into a corset.
But on the set of the modern-day romance "Begin Again," the British star's call time was decidedly later than on...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — For much of his career, Jude Law has been the archetypal leading man, relying on looks and charm to land featured parts, then deploying them smoothly on screen.
But over the past few years, edge and grit have crept into the actor's...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Lotfi Mansouri, the spirited former general director of the San Francisco Opera whose desire to democratize the operatic experience for a modern audience spurred the use of projected translations in performances, has died. He was 84.
Mansouri died Aug....