| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:42 AM
We all come from somewhere.
Like Neil Simon, like Mel Brooks, like a lot of other comedy writers who fashioned material for Sid Caesar and other kings and queens of 1950s television, Woody Allen wrote for Caesar so that others might praise him, and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Woody Allen will be honored with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
The kudo will be presented to Allen at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"There is no one more worthy of this...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The acting is everything in "Blue Jasmine," though Cate Blanchett and company wouldn't have anything to act without writer-director Woody Allen's flagrant revision of "A Streetcar Named Desire." "Best-since" phrases have been flying since Allen's...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Woody Allen returns to the U.S. and brings Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett with him in the first trailer for his latest film "Blue Jasmine."
The Sony Pictures Classics' dramedy also stars Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins and follows Blanchett's character,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Barbra Streisand tried to get the movie version made for years without success, but the prolific Ryan Murphy will get the job done for HBO. “The Normal Heart,” Larry Kramer's fiery play about the AIDS crisis, will become an HBO movie...
| Aug 30, 2012
Photographed in a particularly brooding corner of Scotland, set in a boarding school for the exceptionally pale and haunted, "The Awakening" got a "whatever" reception in its British release. Certainly you can poke a hundred holes in it: The explanation...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:21 PM
In “To Rome with Love,” his latest feature — roughly No. 42, depending on how you count — the prolific Woody Allen continues his long European vacation. In 2005, he went to London to make “Match Point” and received...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:33 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. The first time Penelope Cruz worked with Woody Allen she won an Oscar. So, it's no wonder that she jumped at the opportunity to play a hooker in his latest effort, "To Rome with Love."
"I feel extremely lucky," Cruz said during a...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 5:48 PM
There's probably some great psychology/sociology book out there that analyzes why we like ghost stories, why they appear in nearly every culture, and why they're generally the first horror concept each culture develops. Presumably it has something to do...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Bullet to the Head
Like the amped up comeback tour of two rockers who had their heyday sometime in the mid-’80s, Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill (“48 HRS.,’’ ‘‘The Warriors’’)...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Can a 3D horror movie be a thing of beauty? In the case of the remake of “Fright Night,” the answer is “Yes!” This violent and violently funny vampire tale covers no new ground, sporting the same jokey tone as the original. But...