| Oct 29, 2011
In magic acts, and in movie thrillers, it's called “the reveal,” that “wow” moment when some secret that's key to understanding what happened before is unmasked. In the movies, big “reveals” are usually in the third...
| Apr 16, 2008
VIEWER discretion is strongly advised.
Here's the naked truth: Male genitalia is getting unprecedented screen time at the multiplex these days -- in mainstream popcorn fare and broad comedies -- thanks in large part to comic mogul Judd Apatow (and his...
| Mar 14, 2008
Richard Gere is free to go back to India -- and he may have a new reason to book a trip.
India's top court suspended an arrest warrant Friday against Gere, wanted for allegedly breaking public obscenity laws by kissing Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty...
| Dec 16, 2008
Celebrity's new ship, Solstice, is as simple, and as sophisticated, as walking barefoot in the park. Literally.
One of the hallmarks of the first in Celebrity's new series of ships is a broad carpet of genuine grass, developed over a half-dozen years...
| Jul 10, 2009
"You come to L.A., expect to see something new," sighs Gilbert Stafford. The night life icon and reigning doorman of highly anticipated new Hollywood mega-club Playhouse is discussing the club's opening night, which attracted such a large crowd that the...
| Jun 16, 2010
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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...
| Aug 6, 2010
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The saga of Springfield continues in the latest year of the animated Fox sitcom to hit video. It's easy to identify the set, since it's packaged in the shape and image of series character Ralph Wiggum's head.
Of course, there's a "Treehouse of Horror"...
| Feb 1, 2010
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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
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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...
| 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...