| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Since films based on fact are controversial, perhaps we should stop making them. "Selma," an ambitious, deeply moving drama about the 1960s civil rights movement, has triggered a noisy quarrel, just as pseudo-true-story Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty'...
| 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 30, 2014
| 10:14 AM
War movies have been around nearly as long as film itself, but every now and then the genre seems to spark a new resonance in the public imagination.
The late 1980s saw a spate of Vietnam War movies ("Platoon," "Full Metal Jacket," "Casualties of War")...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Among the many compelling aspects of “Zero Dark Thirty,” the 2013 film about the capture of Osama bin Laden, was the notion (much touted by the film's creators) that its characters were based on real people. This included the heroine, a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Months before a devastating computer attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, studio executives debated the risk of releasing the upcoming comedy "The Interview" amid threats from North Korea that the movie was tantamount to an act of war.