| Apr 27, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Javier Bardem already owns an Oscar (for "No Country for Old Men"), but he rightfully was in the running for another one for his fine work in director and co-screenwriter Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's profile of a man trying to get his affairs in order....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:28 AM
As director, Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones casts another excellent actor - Samuel L. Jackson - opposite him in this intense two-person drama, an adaptation of a novel by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men") first shown on HBO.
Jones plays a...
| Oct 8, 2009
| 11:58 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Barry Corbin was born in Lamesa, Texas, on this date in 1940. His recent work includes playing Coach Whitey Durham on TV's "One Tree Hill" and a recurring role on "The Closer." Corbin also played Sheriff Fenton Washburn on "Dallas"...
| Mar 20, 2008
| 2:31 PM
Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men, American Gangster) directed his daughter Eden Brolin and a couple of character actors in the short X, a gritty little Joshua Tree desert ode to a promise a dad keeps with his daughter.
Father and daughter drive and...
| Sep 21, 2008
What I feared most was the screaming. Desperate cries from a freaked-out pig might ruin bacon for me forever.
I'd spent the previous two days hanging out with happy hogs at the idyllic Newman Farm on the Arkansas- Missouri border. I watched them trot...
| Feb 15, 2009
In looking at the Oscar category of best supporting actor and actress, I'm reminded of the sort of delicious dinner party that lingers in your memory years later. Although presumably you accept the invitation because you have some affection for the host,...
| Jan 7, 2009
Who knows how these things happen? Josh Brolin made his film debut in "The Goonies" and subsequently appeared in films for such directors as Woody Allen, David O. Russell, Paul Verhoeven and Guillermo del Toro, well on his way to a respectable but low-key...
| Feb 5, 2008
THE Oscar nominees' luncheon -- a long-held tradition at the Beverly Hilton Hotel that usually kicks off the giddy weeks before the televised ceremony -- couldn't quite shake the long shadow cast by the 13-week writers strike, despite news that a...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 2:37 PM
When I took a bleary-eyed glance at the nomination results early yesterday morning, I have to admit that my first reaction was -- is this the Oscars or the Independent Spirit Awards?
Four of the five nominees for best picture are films released by studio...
| Mar 28, 2008
NEW YORK -- Like a bill being rapidly pushed through legislation, Oliver Stone's film about President George W. Bush is expected to begin shooting within a month with a goal toward being released before the president leaves office next January.
| May 24, 2009
Considering the many horror films featuring heroes in black who take out ghoulish enemies with crossbows or holy water bullets -- think of the "Underworld" or "Hellboy" movies, or "Van Helsing," whose titular hero seems inspired by the subject of this...