| Apr 18, 2013
Film director Chris Columbus' arms are full. He's carrying a 496-page book, "House of Secrets," which he co-wrote with Ned Vizzini, bestselling young adult author of "It's Kind of a Funny Story."
Columbus, known for directing "Home Alone" and the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Author and television writer Ned Vizzini, who achieved fame at a young age but also wrote openly about his struggles with depression, took his own life Thursday in Brooklyn, said a spokeswoman for the chief medical examiner of New York. He was 32.
| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and graduated from Hofstra University in New York. First job out of college was producing and directing local cable commercials in the Boston area. His first feature film was the comedy Coffee & Donuts,...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were finally announced.
The nine nominated movies for the best picture of the year are:"The Artist","The Descendants","Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close","The Help", "HUGO", "Midnight in Paris","...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:03 AM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 *** 1/2
La película Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, recrea la batalla final entre el joven Potter y su archi enemigo Lord Voldemort.
Este octavo y último capítulo llega una década después del...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:36 PM
About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The hypocrisy at the heart of "The Hunger Games" is irresistible. Novelist Suzanne Collins, whose trilogy has been decreed "awesome" by, among others, my 5th grade son, indicts violence and organized brutality as tools of mass-audience manipulation. Yet...
| Feb 3, 2011
This year's BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars, will recognize the Harry Potter film franchise's “Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema,” its role in reviving that nation's film industry, providing jobs for every character actor...
| Jul 21, 2011
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2" may be the most critically admired movie in America but that doesn't mean it will translate into Oscar glory....
| Aug 8, 2011
They answer doors, cook and serve meals, change diapers and raise children for parents who are, supposedly, too busy to bother. They do all this with an air of invisibility, ignored except when they're being snapped at. And through it all, “The...
| Jan 5, 2012
Young adult author Ned Vizzini will co-write "House of Secrets," a three-book fantasy series, with "Harry Potter" director Chris Columbus....