| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Paramount has moved "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" into 2014, meaning the other shoe has dropped. The problem is, the first shoe hasn't hit the floor yet.
For weeks, insiders have predicted that the studio will move "The Wolf of Wall Street" from its...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The trailers for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" make it look like the kind of gonzo crime thriller his brother Tony used to make. Au contraire, this Cormac McCarthy-scripted potboiler turns out to be a chillingly detached, borderline-sociopathic account...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:11 PM
After a dismal summer, Hollywood will try to generate box-office grosses, rave reviews and Oscar buzz as 2013 winds down. Certain actors figure prominently in that comeback plan, notably Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Benedict Cumberbatch....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As the annual Oscar campaign comes to resemble a presidential race more by the year, the fall festival calendar starts to resemble a long political primary, with its own Carvilles, Plouffes, and perhaps even its Atwaters. But as even the smaller...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Russia may say it doesn't know the whereabouts of Edward Snowden, but the country does have a handle on Brad Pitt in the new international trailer for Ridley Scott's “The Counselor," which has been released ... in Russian.
Those unfamiliar with...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:03 AM
ICM Partners has struck an alliance with New York-based Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, in a deal designed to strengthen the talent agency's presence in the publishing world.
Gelfman Schneider represents such authors as Jeffrey Deaver, the mystery...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
CANNES, France — Whatever its commercial fortunes when it opens in the U.S. this December, "Inside Llewyn Davis" already has won the acclaim sought so ardently by the fictional folk singer of its title, the latest charismatic loser in a long,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:05 PM
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"Rust and Bone" ¿¿¿¿ (France; Jacques Audiard, 2012) Romantic and pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, "Rust and Bone"...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...