| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Moviegoers were held captive by "Taken 2" at the box office this weekend, as the Liam Neeson sequel had a superb No. 1 debut.
The kidnapping action-thriller opened to a strong $50 million, according to an estimate from distributor Twentieth Century Fox....
| Jul 9, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has joined the cast of "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire" as head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, according to Lionsgate, the studio behind the movies.
Hoffman will play the sly orchestrator of the 75th...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Fifty years after James Bond first made his big screen debut, the suave secret service agent has still got it.
After charming international moviegoers, 007 made his way to domestic theaters this weekend and scored the biggest opening ever for the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Hollywood movies, and even off-Hollywood independent films, have long encouraged us to empathize with unstable or psychologically troubled characters only if they're "kooky" for a little while, as a prelude to more palatable, normalized levels of...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman will be on the big screen during the Toronto International Film Festival, but it won't be in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated film,"The Master," that's said to be a thinly veiled look at Scientology....
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:21 PM
What's that, you say? America's most reclusive author, Thomas Pynchon, appeared in the news Friday -- not once but twice? Why, yes, yes, he has, surfacing in two unconnected rumors. Conspiracy? Pynchonian? Maybe we should henceforth designate Jan. 4 as...
| Jan 10, 2013
As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this.
Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Growing up in Rocky Mount, Va., Myxolydia Tyler loved watching local theater company Jack Tale Players. "I was in awe of how they told stories, and then I saw 'A Raisin in the Sun' on a high school theater trip, and that began my love affair with theater....
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Oscar-nominated for all of its key performances, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's compelling and challenging drama casts Joaquin Phoenix as a troubled World War II veteran who falls under the spell of an influential man (the superb Philip Seymour...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Guitar slinger and Austin native Gary Clark Jr. is one of the new faces of contemporary men’s lifestyle brand John Varvatos. For the brand’s spring 2013 campaign, Clark joins legendary musician Jimmy Page. The campaign ads were shot at the...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:35 PM
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was pink. But we'll get to that in a minute.
Music Box Theatre general manager Dave Jennings considers himself fortunate to have such a "smart, forgiving audience" for the current and very popular 70mm retrospective. The...