| Jan 23, 2009
I've had an epiphany about the Oscars. It's not just that the whole awards season circus makes me uncomfortable. That's been true since I was nearly crushed to death at Vanity Fair's Oscar party in 1999.
My epiphany has nothing to do with celebrity...
| Aug 3, 2007
The main difference between me and the average blogger is that I get paid. How long I can continue to earn a living off of something people do just as well for free is a question I occasionally ask myself, and one I frequently am asked by people who...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 1:22 PM
It echoes some other police sagas of recent years, but director Antoine Fuqua's ("Training Day") drama of several officers whose paths cross on the same crime investigation benefits from a strong cast. Richard Gere. Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke play New...
| Oct 23, 2009
| 7:06 AM
If there have ever been two people on the face of the planet who I never wanted to see kiss each other on a massive movie screen, it is Hilary Swank and Richard Gere. It's like watching a ferret kiss a horse.
Based on the true story, Swank stars as...
| Nov 13, 2009
| 10:17 AM
A German man was charged Thursday with trying to extort $100,000 from former supermodel Cindy Crawford and her entrepreneur husband Rande Gerber over a photo of their daughter bound to a chair and gagged, authorities said.
Edis Kayalar, 26, has not yet...
| Dec 21, 2009
| 9:12 AM
Nine marshals all the tricks of filmmaking to transport you to a fabulous swinging 1960s Italy.
Make no mistake, Nine is a musical. It is a dazzling Hollywood spectacle of a musical. Spending two and a half hours pondering a genius's mid-life crisis...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 5:35 PM
Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank plays legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart, whose disappearance over the Atlantic Ocean has remained a mystery for seven decades, in director Mira Nair's lavishly filmed if predictable biography. Determined to live her life...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 9:22 AM
Televised at the start of the year by PBS, this miniseries explores and offers suggestions on overcoming hurdles that prevent people from achieving true happiness. Katie Couric, Richard Gere, Chevy Chase, Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and...
| Mar 5, 2010
| 11:09 AM
2 ½ Waffles (Out of 4) - In the 1970's, 80's and 90's, New York City and Brooklyn were portrayed in movies as dens of iniquity where evil (and rats) lurked in the shadows of every alley. That's why we believed each case on Cagney and Lacey, NYPD Blue...
| Oct 21, 2009
Amelia Earhart wasn't much more than "a face on a postage stamp" to Indian director Mira Nair when she took on the assignment of directing Hilary Swank as the famed aviatrix in the new bio-pic Amelia.
Fortunately, "we had this bible we used to...
| Oct 23, 2009
Amelia has magnificent period settings and airplanes and majestic aerial photography. It boasts the two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, perfectly cast as Amelia Earhart, with Richard Gere as Earhart's promoter-publisher husband, George Putnam. They even...