| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Aug 22 (TheWrap.com) - Fall is just around the corner, bringing a mixture of Oscar-contenders and holiday blockbusters geared to both the arthouse and Comic-Con set.
On the serious side, just the list of directors is enough to get cinephiles salivating:...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before the New York Times comes back online.
The Skinny: Anyone reading "Gone Girl"? I'm apparently late to the psychopathic party. Another reading recommendation: A deep interview with Paul DePodesta, of "Moneyball" fame, on the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
A collection of cute furry creatures will smother the undead this weekend, as "Monsters University" is expected to top zombie tale "World War Z" and several holdovers at the box office, including "Man of Steel."
The new Pixar film, a follow-up to 2001'...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Before Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball" hit the best sellers list and before Brad Pitt brought Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane to the big screen in the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, the concept of building a...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 7:39 PM
The opening scene of the movie "Moneyball" is a grainy close-up of Johnny Damon batting for the Oakland Athletics.
Damon becomes the movie's pivotal point, a primary example of a player paid more than stats say he is worth. That surprised Loyola...
| Sep 20, 2012
Wholly predictable yet serenely enjoyable, "Trouble With the Curve" opens with Gus, the aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout played by Clint Eastwood, standing at the toilet, wondering how long it'll take this time.
It's an amusing bit, acknowledging the...
| Nov 13, 2011
Growing up in New Orleans, writer Michael Lewis learned three lessons that stuck with him for life:
Success and happiness are very different things.
Never become a lawyer.
You don't need to come from a bookish environment to know how to spin a...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Dramas about sports are enjoying a renaissance: "Moneyball"is an Oscar contender, "Magic/Bird" is on its way to Broadway and, here in Chicago, the Jackie Robinson play "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting" is packing them in at the Lookingglass Theatre. So Ronan...
| Sep 3, 2011
Brad Pitt has listed his gated Malibu beach house for $13.75 million.
The view home he shares with actress Angelina Jolie sits on 1.26 blufftop acres with a tennis court, a lap pool and access to the beach. Features include walls of glass doors, a walk-...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...