| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It wasn't just that Ron Howard didn't follow Formula One racing.
He was equally unfamiliar with the particulars of NASCAR, Indy car, drag racing, monster trucks — if it had four wheels and wasn't his car, what was there to worry about?
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:15 PM
"Winter's Tale" is so obviously a passion project, so much a labor of love for industry veteran Akiva Goldsman, that you'd like to be able to say it's a complete success. It isn't, but the parts that do succeed, especially the fervor between stars Colin...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:40 AM
George Clooney and Grant Heslov describe themselves as two of the least cynical people in Hollywood. But when the longtime collaborators looked back at their recent work, they realized the movies had an unshakable gloom: "The Ides of March," "Good Night,...
| Jan 31, 2014
In general, I try to take an ecumenical approach to books and reading in this space. Sure, I have my own prejudices, but I take care not to impose them on others.
For example, I've tried three separate times to read "The Da Vinci Code" and can't...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
You might not peg the guy who wrote "I, Robot" and adapted "The Da Vinci Code" as a self-described "shameless romantic." But then, when looking back on "A Beautiful Mind," the movie that won him a screenplay Oscar, Akiva Goldsman remembers it as a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Wookiees, mark your calendars. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" has a release date: Dec. 18, 2015.
“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ where it will not only anchor the...
| Jul 20, 2013
Chris Ware’s innovative “Building Stories” had a lease on the Eisner Awards dais Friday night at Comic-Con International in San […]...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Remember when MTV stopped playing music videos and became just another cable network filled with irritating (and non-music related) reality programming?
Well, looks like Syfy is moving in the same direction. During its 2011 Syfy Upfront on Tuesday, the...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Intriguing title aside, the mythical fire-breathers in "There Be Dragons" are strictly metaphorical. In both ambition and approach, "Dragons" echoes Roland Joffe's career-defining early work as he brings sweeping production values to overtly Christian...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:34 AM
CANNES, France -- Here's Bill Murray, a rumpled riot in mismatched summer wear, talking about his ongoing screen collaboration with writer-director Wes Anderson, the filmmaker (who still shoots on actual, tactile-friendly film, Super 16 millimeter in this...
| May 5, 2011
The last time we took any note of Roland Joffe, the director of “The Mission” and “The Killing Fields,” it was through his take on the ugly genre “torture porn” titled “Captivity” back in 2007. To be fair,...