| Jan 22, 2009
| 6:09 AM
"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.
| Dec 17, 2008
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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A24 has launched a digital campaign for James Franco in "Spring Breakers," with a Twitter feed that contains critics' praise under the tagline "Consider This Sh*t."
A second tweet included the words "We weren't joking. Consider this shit very seriously....
| Aug 22, 2008
This has been a year filled with teachable political moments. Racism, sexism, ageism and "change" have been debated at kitchen tables and water coolers across America. But this last week, those gathered around my kitchen table have been consumed with...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:03 PM
On Wednesday, Forbes released its annual list of highest-paid actors and, for the first time, Robert Downey Jr. topped the list. The man best known these days for playing Tony Stark had raked in $75 million between June 2012 and June of this year, best...
| Nov 18, 2008
"Tropic Thunder," a war-movie satire that skewers everything Hollywood, is a welcome addition on DVD: While its release was overshadowed by criticism, the humor is sly and sharp and worthy of standing alongside classics like "Airplane!" While the...
| Nov 19, 2008
Do the Golden Globes have anything to teach the Academy Awards? Maybe one thing: How to lighten up.
The Globes, with its two best picture categories, knows that dramas and comedies are almost completely different art forms that can't be judged against...
| Jun 1, 2008
Here's a sampling of our panel's opinions on some of the films that opened recently:
' Tropic Thunder' 2 1/2 stars (fair-good)
Momgreenbem: This movie was terrible. I don't know how it ever got three stars. I do not know how anyone as talented as Ben...
| Dec 9, 2008
"Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" dominated the nominations this morning for the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 14th annual Critics' Choice Awards, receiving eight nods each.
"Milk," Gus Van Sant's drama about Harvey Milk, the openly gay...
| Dec 10, 2008
| 1:56 PM
Last year, the Writers Strike ended up canceling the NBC Co-Chairman's "prom," but for the time being -- pending the SAG vote, that is -- all things are full steam ahead for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 66th annual Golden Globes honoring...