| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Leading British producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward have joined forces at production house, Monumental Pictures, producing both movies and television drama.
Owen's credits, through her production shingle Ruby Films, include "Saving Mr...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archives of Man Booker prize-winning author Ian McEwan. It's the latest addition to the center's significant collection of the papers of modern and contemporary authors, including...
| 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 —...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" has started to shoot, with additional cast announced, and the first image released of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the age of 93.
The movie, which will shoot for seven weeks on location in London and on the south coast of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 PM
"Third Person," the latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis, is about love. But it's not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. As Leona Lewis put it in the pop hit a few years ago, it's the "you cut me open and I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding" sort....
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"The Imitation Game" is clearly an awards contender: Complex, impeccably executed and unique. The film's offbeat approach to an oddball character will be its greatest strength -- and its challenge.
A historical drama about WWII cryptographer Alan Turing,...
| Sep 12, 2014
The first thing to do about Ian McEwan is stipulate his mastery. Anything we want a novelist to do, he can do, has done. His books are fantastically pleasurable. Their plots click forward, the characters lifted into real being by his gliding, edgeless,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Keira Knightley does shots, cheats on her boyfriend and dances around with one of those oversized signs used to advertise strip mall accountants in "Laggies." But there's one thing audiences won't get to see the actress do in a ballsy performance that...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A host of major awards contenders will make their world premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, including John Wells’ family drama “August: Osage County,” Jean-Marc Vallee’s period AIDS film “The...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:00 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew."
"I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:20 AM
It may have won one of America's most prestigious awards for young people's literature, but it's British fans who will get to see the movie first.
Meg Rosoff's Printz Award-winning "How I Live Now" should have all the elements for the typical YA film...