| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance.
A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Bald man, ahoy! Hugh Jackman has shaved his head for his upcoming turn as the mischievous pirate Blackbeard in "Pan."
"Blackbeard is born. #PAN," the Tony Awards host captioned a picture he posted on Instagram. The snapshot shows the Aussie star in a...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 5:00 AM
When the names of winners are revealed on Oscar night, months of suspense give way to tears, smiles and speeches. Yet when the curtain falls, one question remains: Who cast the votes?
About 37 million people tuned in to the Academy Awards last year, and...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 2:25 PM
"Ain’t Them Bodies Saints" is one of those cryptic titles that needs explaining.
And that’s exactly what director David Lowery did at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday night, where the movie screened and was followed by a Q&A with...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Which two of these four entertainment names -- Woody Allen, George Lucas, Meat Loaf, Erik Estrada -- are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences?
It'd be understandable if you guessed Allen and Lucas: The directors made such classics as...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
| Dec 18, 2011
It couldn't be further from the conventional period drama with the nipped-waist bodices and ostentatious accessories that frequently garner award show attention for costuming. Nonetheless, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," the American film based on...
| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:54 PM
As a general rule, roughly 99% of remakes fall somewhere between the awful and the utterly redundant — particularly when there was nothing wrong with the original. But, in Hollywood terms, there was one thing fatally wrong about the original “...
| Dec 19, 2011
*** (out of four)
No hard feelings, Danish director Niels Arden Oplev. In helming the poorly paced 2009 Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” you tried your best. But David Fincher now owns you.
With his English language...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Adventures of Tintin 3D" (PG-13). Directed by Steven Spielberg, this animated tale is about a young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), and his faithful dog, Snowy, who face numerous adventures while fighting off shady characters. With...