| Nov 12, 2008
A longtime character actor with one of those "Don't I know you?" faces, Richard Jenkins has been building award buzz for his role in "The Visitor" since it first appeared on the festival circuit more than a year ago. If not exactly his "big break," for...
| Apr 6, 2008
THERE is no such thing as a Richard Jenkins movie, though he's been in more than 70 of them. Even in his best-known role -- as the mortuary paterfamilias, Nathaniel Fisher, on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" -- Jenkins was dead, haunting the characters...
| May 25, 2008
ARE YOU ready for "Zohan" vs. "Guru"?
Next month, Adam Sandler ("You Don't Mess With the Zohan") and Mike Myers ("The Love Guru") will put out new movies -- pieces of funny business that will open with much fanfare and then fade away, before returning on...
| Jun 2, 2008
Maybe someone at MTV had a psychic moment: "Movie Awards Weekend Heats Up" was the headline on the channel's website right around the time of the early morning blaze Sunday that turned a portion of Universal Studios into something resembling a 1970s...
| Jul 2, 2008
Get ready for dueling Sherlock Holmes films, including a comic take starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell.
According to Variety, the Sherlock Holmes comedy is set up at Columbia Pictures with Etan Cohen ("Tropic Thunder") scripting for producers...
| Jul 17, 2008
WHAT DO "Juno," "Napoleon Dynamite" and "The Breakfast Club" all have in common? In addition to being about high school kids, they are all being used to sell Paramount Vantage's new documentary, "American Teen," one of the summer's trickiest marketing...
| Jul 17, 2008
Sony Pictures is about to reveal Will Ferrell as a "Two Face."
According to the industry trade papers Ferrell is attached to play the lead role in the dramedy "Two Face" (The Hollywood Reporter prefers "2-Face" as the title) which comes from writer Vince...
| Jul 22, 2008
It smashed the weekend box-office records. But a closer look at "The Dark Knight's" performance suggests that the Batman sequel is poised to be the summer's -- if not the year's -- highest-grossing release.
While the final theatrical take for "The Dark...
| Jul 25, 2008
" Step Brothers" is stupid, predictable and fairly funny, though even its bigger laughs—John C. Reilly clocking Will Ferrell with a cymbal in a nicely judged medium shot, for example—make you wonder if the whole arrested-adolescent streak in...
| Dec 1, 2007
Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole had been riding all day, chasing bad guys across the chaparral in the western "Appaloosa." As actors Viggo Mortensen (who was playing Hitch) and Ed Harris (Cole) sat around a campfire filming a scene on the Galisteo, N.M.,...
| Nov 8, 2009
Inside a darkened Hollywood warehouse, doe-eyed Adam Scott lay on a bed in his boxers earnestly flicking water droplets out of Jake Szymanski's fleshy belly button -- a stunt everyone agreed would be hilarious in slow motion. As the crew held its breath...