| Jul 25, 2014
Marvel might have found its Stephen Strange. Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix is in negotiations to star in the upcoming Marvel […]...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood is notoriously phobic of technology -- many A-list actors and directors routinely admitted how infrequently they check their email- but this year's Toronto Film Festival suggests that Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media are...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman was always one of my favorites. It always seemed to me that he didn't make bad movies, and I've always attributed that to a belief that Hoffman's talent elevated everyone around him.
Like a lot of appreciators of film, upon...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:55 AM
In a season when many favorites have shone through, Oscar voters held up their end, choosing some juggernauts for nominations Thursday morning. Still, there was more than a fair share of snubs and surprises. Here are the nine biggest:
Philomania. After a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The bad news from having such a great year at the movies is the inevitable disappointments on Oscar nominations morning-there wasn't enough room for everybody.
But Thursday morning's nomination announcement was especially tough on the legends. No Oprah...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Movie crews can number as many as 300 people. And yet amid all that hubbub, film directors can craft the most personal moments: Joaquin Phoenix confessing his love for an operating system in "Her"; Robert Redford facing his mortality in "All Is Lost";...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Warner Bros. has pushed production on the untitled "Superman-Batman" movie to the second quarter of this year and it will now be released on May 6, 2016.
The Peter Pan origin story "Pan" is being put in its place on July 17, 2015. "Superman-Batman"...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:37 PM
Emma Thompson shimmied. Rita Moreno sang. Matthew McConaughey traveled to Neptune.
And SAG voters did pretty much as expected. Since the actors branch comprises nearly 20% of the Motion Picture Academy's membership, is it safe to assume the SAG Awards...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:23 PM
As smoothly as it plays on the screen, making “Her” was hardly an easy feat. As our interviews with the Spike Jonze film’s costume designer, production designer, cinematographer and assistant director over the past week suggest, there...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Over the holidays, most moviegoers have opted for big-budget, spectacle-heavy and family-friendly films at the box office. But while "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" have been packing them in for weeks now, a few smaller, independent...