| Feb 22, 2009
Tonight's Oscar ceremony will be the 81st in the award's venerable history, and like people who've reached an advanced age, the institution has had a hard time getting respect in a contemporary culture that cares mightily about being up to the minute...
| 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.
| Mar 14, 2009
| 8:51 AM
| Mar 15, 2009
A harsh reality emerged from Michael Phelps' interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, the first part of which aired Friday morning, with the second part tonight: Phelps doesn't function that well in front of cameras he knows about, either.
It was far from a...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 6:39 AM
Indeed, Peter Pan's magical companion tries to save others of her kind in this animated, direct-to-video Disney fantasy. Current "Parenthood" co-star Mae Whitman - also heard in "Tinker Bell" and "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" - reprises the voice of...
| Sep 9, 2010
— On a recent misty morning, if you were standing in the right spot, you could have looked up to see a helicopter emerge from the pale heavens above this coastal enclave and a famous face squinting in concentration from the pilot's seat. Clint...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:14 PM
Clint Eastwood continues his successful run of directing first-rate movies that keep breaking new ground. "Hereafter" is a meditation on the profound changes that alter anyone's life when the sudden death of someone close to us occurs. The story follows...
| May 23, 2010
| 8:09 AM
The television series "24" often explored the boundaries of torture in extracting information necessary to the country's safety, and this melodrama hinges on much the same theme.
Samuel L. Jackson plays the self-styled agent charged with getting the...
| Jan 27, 2009
Taking his media blitz national Monday in New York, hundreds of miles from the start of his impeachment proceedings in Springfield, embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich continued to portray himself as Jimmy Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," an...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 11:08 AM
British actor Michael Sheen has distinguished himself with portrayals of living figures, as with David Frost and former British prime minister Tony Blair, and he fares well with another real-life role in this drama. He plays Brian Clough, who became the...