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  • Movie fans on 'Knight and Day': Actually, we blame Tom Cruise

     
    As you might have noticed from my story the other day about what went wrong with 20th Century Fox's attempt to sell "Knight and Day," I didn't put any serious share of the blame on Tom Cruise. After all, the......
  • Golden Globes nominations unveiled

    Golden Globes nominations unveiled
    "Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story. At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
  • And the Oscar nominees are...

    And the Oscar nominees are...
    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fable about a man who ages in reverse, dominated the 81st annual Academy Award nominations this morning, earning 13 nods, including best film, best actor for Brad Pitt and best director for David Fincher. This...
  • Movies may win big over films

    Movies may win big over films
    Rumor has it that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may actually honor some movies at this year's Oscar ceremony. Movies, as opposed to, you know, filmsfilms. Movies are those big, loud, colorful things that play on many cineplex big...
  • Robert Downey Jr a bit red-faced on Oscar nod

    Robert Downey Jr a bit red-faced on Oscar nod
    What does it say about racial politics in America that two days after the first African American president is inaugurated, Robert Downey Jr. is nominated for a supporting actor Oscar for essentially playing a part in blackface? Of course, the role in...
  • Supporting players

    Supporting players
    SUPPORTING ACTOR JOSH BROLIN "Milk" The son of actor James Brolin receives his first Oscar nomination for his role as conservative San Francisco Supervisor Dan White, who assassinated gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the city's mayor, George Moscone, in...
  • Appreciating the supporting nominees

    Appreciating the supporting nominees
    In looking at the Oscar category of best supporting actor and actress, I'm reminded of the sort of delicious dinner party that lingers in your memory years later. Although presumably you accept the invitation because you have some affection for the host,...
  • A full plate for Oscar nominees at annual luncheon

    A full plate for Oscar nominees at annual luncheon
    A year ago, Mickey Rourke would have had a hard time getting a good table at the Ivy, but on Monday he had the best reservation in town as one of the Oscar hopefuls invited to the annual nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. Looking quirky and...
  • Unlikely front-runners face a still-formidable Clint Eastwood

    Unlikely front-runners face a still-formidable Clint Eastwood
    This year's lead actor and supporting actor categories offer no end of irony. Although certifiable leading men like Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road," Clint Eastwood in "Gran Torino" and...
  • Brad Pitt is a model for aging actors

    In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging. Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...
  • Nick Cannon stands behind his new whiteface character

    Nick Cannon stands behind his new whiteface character
    Nick Cannon has donned whiteface to promote his upcoming album, "White People Party Music." If this is what "post-racial" looks like, who knew it would come wearing plaid flannel? On Monday he posted an Instagram picture of himself done up as white...