| Dec 3, 2009
Amid all the promotional noise for "Up in the Air" and "Avatar" and the rest, it's easy to overlook a drama like "Brothers," with its plain-spoken title and stern subject matter.
Don't. The film is gripping -- an honorable and beautifully acted...
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Dec 17, 2009
The films "Inglourious Basterds," "Up in the Air" and "Precious" were shaping up as this awards season's front-runners, each earning three nominations apiece as the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning.
Earlier this week, the...
| Jan 17, 2010
The night belongs to "Avatar."
The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron.
| Aug 8, 2010
Everybody has an opinion about "Inception," and mine comes in the form of a question: Why are the movie's architectural settings, for the most part, so hackneyed?
Christopher Nolan's hyper-complex psychological thriller doesn't just make architecture a...
| Feb 28, 2010
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 296 pp., $25
According to Santa Fe Institute economist Samuel Bowles, roughly one out of every four Americans is now employed guarding the wealth of the rich. This "guard labor" is loosely defined...
| Apr 6, 2011
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Jason Reitman, director and screenwriter of "Up in the Air," has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $1,595,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The redone contemporary house, built in 1962, features walls of glass, vaulted ceilings and...
| May 14, 2011
Pop singer Katy Perry and her husband, comedian and actor Russell Brand, are listing their Los Feliz home at $3,395,000.
The gated property includes a stately 1922 Mediterranean-style main house and a swimming pool. The 4,600-square-foot home, with a...
| Nov 24, 2009
"Up in the Air" and "The Hurt Locker" are the only two films cited as likely Oscar best-picture nominees by all 20 of the pundits contributing to The Envelope's first Buzzmeter of derby season. Participants include Brad Brevet (RopeOfSilicon), Greg...
| Dec 17, 2009
Here's an update on the Academy Awards' contest for best picture based upon how contenders fared at the precursor prizes unveiled over the past week. "Inglourious Basterds" pulled off the biggest rally after being dismissed early on by most Oscar...
| Dec 18, 2009
â¢ Paul Vitello attends a screening of "Inglorious Basterds" at New York's Jewish Theological Seminary and reports, "most of the 300 people who came, after applauding for a long time, stamping feet and whooping, stuck around to hear the panel: a Bible...