| Jul 6, 2008
| 11:02 AM
"Hancock," a film about a petulant, perpetually drunken superhero, proved to be review-proof as well as bulletproof this weekend, overwhelming competitors and giving star Will Smith his fifth top-selling film on a Fourth of July weekend.
| Feb 23, 2009
When it was released in the summer, the film about a lonely robot that yearned for love amid the deserted trash heap of a futuristic Earth initially prompted talk of a best picture nomination. Although its early buzz eventually...
| Mar 22, 2009
Back in high school, a friend buried his paperback of Stephen King's "Night Shift" out in the yard: The mere presence of the eye-studded hand on the cover was enough to bother his sleep. I've recently had a similarly violent reaction to Miles J. Breuer'...
| Feb 17, 2009
When Pixar first started working on "Wall-E" several years ago, the studio considered making the animated movie -- about a lovable robot on a future Earth -- without any dialogue at all. As the film's screenplay evolved, a few talking humans dropped in,...
| Jan 23, 2009
Like some Zen master clandestinely operating in the heart of Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has perfected the art of offering surprises without being surprising. Though specific Oscar nominations can be unexpected, the...
| Jul 13, 2008
FORTY years ago, at the height of the race between the United States and the Soviet Union to lay claim to the cosmos, a much-anticipated science-fiction movie made its debut, and sci-fi was never the same again.
Kids whose parents dragged them along to...
| Jun 27, 2008
IF Pixar Animation Studios has an enviable record of consistent success -- and with a worldwide box-office gross of $4.3 billion from its eight films, it certainly does -- it's because the company has an uncanny gift for pushing things further without...
| Sep 11, 2008
| 3:11 PM
It turns out shes just a real girl. Or woman. Always has been. But the times they are a-changin, and no matter what happens in November, she wont be the same-or maybe she will. Michelle Obama, 44, still has the same friends she has had all her life,...
| Jan 6, 2010
Why not make it a priority in 2010 to spend more quality time as a family. Sure, the current economy might be challenging, but there are many easy, fun and affordable ways to spend quality time together.
Make it Happen
You don't need gather a focus...
| Nov 18, 2008
"Wall-E" is art. Not only is the story compelling -- and amazingly emotional, considering its stars are mechanical -- but several sequences are outright beautiful. (Witness Wall-E's trip through space on the back of a recon rocket.) It's easily the best...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Now that it seems like there will be 16 or more entries in the Oscar race for best animated feature, there probably will be five nominees for only the second time since the category was created in 2001. "Up" leads the way to win, of course, but another...