| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:36 PM
At the end of October, Christian Bale decided not to take on the role of Steve Jobs. For at least several weeks, he had been attached to a biopic that Sony was developing with writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle. But despite liking both mens'...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:42 PM
As Sony made the decision Wednesday to scrap the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview,” casual observers found themselves asking some logical how-could-this-happen questions. A broad and benign Seth Rogen comedy causes an international incident...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Two down, five to go? Chris Pratt is in early talks to join Denzel Washington in MGM's remake of "The Magnificent Seven," the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news that Pratt, the 35-year-old funnyman turned...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Moby has sold his storied Wolf's Lair compound in Hollywood Hills for $12.4 million.
The DJ and singer-songwriter, whose name is Richard Melville Hall, had bought the walled and gated Norman-style castle four years ago for $3,925,000 from Lionsgate...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:02 PM
For this year’s awards season, The Envelope brought together a unique group of actresses, including rising stars breaking through to the next level and established stars breaking out into new roles and challenges, each earning some buzz for their...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON For 3 Â years since the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill managed to keep a lid on the last major secret from that historic mission: His own name.
Journalists and producers had chronicled nearly every second of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:39 AM
There's an extraordinary tale of valor under fire in the opening pages of Stephen E. Ambrose's World War II book "Citizen Soldiers." It perfectly depicts the American fighting spirit and even has a homespun punch line:
After a Mississippi woodsman and...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:27 AM
"Rosewater" is the first film directed by Jon Stewart, best known as host of "The Daily Show." Stewart's own screenplay adapts journalist Maziar Bahari's memoir "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival."
In 2009, the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:15 PM
"Foxcatcher" is a brooding, particularly American horror story of seduction, rejection, betrayal and murder set in the under-the-radar world of Olympic wrestling. A despairing, intentionally disturbing film that draws us into a maelstrom of desperate...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal isn’t Iranian. “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart previously had neither written nor directed a feature film. But “Rosewater,” Stewart’s filmmaking debut that stars...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Asked how often someone told him, “I don’t think that’s a good idea” while making his first movie, “Rosewater” writer-director Jon Stewart replies with a laugh, “There were probably five a day,” noting...