| Jun 1, 2011
When you think of Las Vegas, you probably don't think of Las Vegas, N.M. It's the other Las Vegas, and perhaps the wildest Wild West town you've never heard of.
I had never heard of Las Vegas, N.M., when I first encountered it in 1997 — a Western...
| Dec 30, 2010
As director Alejandro González Iñárritu remembers it, he and Javier Bardem first met at "The Losers Party."
It was Oscar night 2001 and Iñárritu had just been overlooked by the academy — for the first time. The then-38-year-old filmmaker celebrated...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:15 PM
Oscar nominee Javier Bardem is notoriously difficult when it comes to getting him to commit to a film, but he admits he has just been offered a part that will be hard to turn down.
Bardem recently met with director Sam Mendes to talk about playing the...
| 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 28, 2010
What film won best picture when the Oscars telecast had its lowest Nielsen rating? Only 31.7 million viewers tuned in. To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link below. Online Surveys - Zoomerang.com ANSWER: 2008 ("No Country for Old Men")...
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2009
After getting the lay of the literary land in James Lee Burke's new Texas-based crime novel, I was reminded of a friend mentioning -- with film-buff certainty -- that Howard Hawks' classic western "Red River" was in fact an uncredited reworking of the sea...
| Sep 29, 2009
He's had his ups, his downs, his ins and outs. But it's all coming back, now. Seriously, is there a cooler guy in the movies this minute than Woody Harrelson?
"Hang on. Let me tape that. My kids have GOT to hear that one!"
The cocky, funny-but-doomed...
| 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 19, 2009
Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones will join Ben Affleck as "Company Men."
Costner will play Affleck's blue-collar brother-in-law and Jones will star as a businessman in the corporate drama, according to Variety. The plot has rising star Affleck laid...