| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Hollywood began to take interest in Elmore Leonard, who died Tuesday, nearly 60 years ago. But back then he wasn't writing the crime novels he became famous for; he focused on western short stories and novels.
Here's a look at some of his earliest...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Elmore Leonard, whose work has fueled Hollywood films for decades, will have an impact on the business even after his death.
Leonard, who died Tuesday, recently had his 1978 crime novel "The Switch" adapted into a movie titled "Life of Crime." It is...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Hollywood always loved Elmore Leonard. The prolific novelist-screenwriter, who died Tuesday at age 87, didn't always return the affection.
Over the course of Leonard's six-decade do-si-do with the entertainment industry, his plain-spoken prose...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Parents poking around for things to do with their kids are a diverse lot. So smores and mimosas and Legos and mooncakes and soccer and golf and Tinker Bell and Olivia Newton-John in leather … It’s all good.
The funky and...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:53 AM
"Wedding Crashers" didn't have a sequel, so this reunion of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson is as close as viewers can get to that ... even if this intended comedy isn't as successful as that earlier partnering, but it's enjoyable to watch the stars'...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — Over the last 15 years, much of Ben Stiller's work — "Zoolander," "Meet the Parents," "There's Something About Mary," "Tropic Thunder" — has turned not only into box-office gold but something bigger, zeitgeist-defining...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Aasif Mandvi knows how to get a laugh. Throughout his seven years (and counting) as a correspondent on TV's "The Daily Show," he has skewered politicians, celebrities and the media with a combination of incisive cultural commentary and goofball antics....
| May 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Since the publication in 1920 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, "This Side of Paradise," his life and career have been scrutinized, studied and dissected in countless critical essays, articles and biographies.
Hollywood too has been endlessly...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:35 AM
CHAMPAIGN -- Richard Linklater's sneakers squish-squish-
squished against the wet tiles. We were walking the perimeter of the Illini Union, on the campus of theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign. It was a stormy night in April, and students...