| Oct 16, 2009
A widowed dad doesn't quite come to grips with his shortcomings as a parent in The Boys are Back. This mournful melodrama serves up Clive Owen as a "free range" parent in an Aussie Kramer vs. Kramer. The movie argues that no matter how selfish or...
| Oct 15, 2009
The rock singer Sting may be a man of furtive cool, mystical tantric talents and exotic, globe-spanning tastes, but it was his affable drummer who could always boast the more intriguing back story.
Sting, né Gordon Sumner, was the son of an English...
| Oct 15, 2009
Truly, I am madly, deeply in love with the film version of "Where the Wild Things Are." Not since Robert Altman took on "Popeye" a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from...
| Feb 12, 2009
| 11:08 PM
Since I received approximately 1,374 questions about Amare Stoudemire, let's start with the life and times of Dalibor Bagaric. I kid, people. I kid.
Amare? -- Everybody, Everywhere
I figured I'd impale myself in the court of public opinion first and get...
| Feb 18, 2009
Starting with the obvious -- that there is no actual superhero available for the job of rescuing the Oscars from its annually diminishing ratings -- Hugh Jackman's a solid second choice. He sings, he dances, he's hosted the Tony Awards and, after four...
| Feb 18, 2009
What are you going to do the day after the Oscars?
Go to the Urth Caffé for breakfast, do the Oprah show, and then go to Japan to open " Australia." I love Oprah. She was the first person to ring me when I got the job. She called and said, "Gayle and...
| Feb 20, 2009
Teenlink citics reveal who they think should take home the Oscar
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
And the Oscar goes to: Slumdog Millionaire
Despite my own personal campaign for Milk, I am...
| Jun 29, 2010
| 2:22 PM
You don't need to travel too far into Canada to enter the "Twilight" zone. Just head to Vancouver, British Columbia, where "Eclipse," the third installment from the wildly popular vampire-love movies based on the "Twilight" novels, was filmed.
| Feb 21, 2009
In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release.
| Feb 23, 2009
The costume design nominations spanned many locations and time periods, including San Francisco in the '70s, 18th century England, the Jazz Age in New Orleans, suburban America in the '50s and Australia before World War...
| Mar 1, 2009
20th Century Fox, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99
Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia" is at once a western, a war film, a Harlequin romance, a magical-realist fable and a tongue-clucking piece of social history, wrapped up in a decidedly Luhrmann-esque...