| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Zero Dark Thirty" writer-producer Mark Boal has launched Page 1, a movie-TV development and production company funded by Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures.
Boal will serve as CEO and producer on Page 1 projects and may also write some of the...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:16 PM
NEW YORK — “Homeland” and “The Americans” have made believers out of skeptics who said shows about intelligence had gone the way of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Now the trend is spilling over to broadcast. At its upfront...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Though it wasn’t Chris Pratt’s first big-time exposure—he did nine episodes of “The O.C.,” apparently—the first thing I remember seeing him in was “Bride Wars,” the miserable 2009 comedy that led to...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Like the '70s cassette mix tape so dear to its hero, "Guardians of the Galaxy" scavenges all sorts of "greatest hits" precedents, from "Iron Man" on down, to come up with its own summertime fling. It's looser, scruffier and more overtly comic than the...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The latest in the Disney Dream portrait series shot by Annie Leibovitz features actress Jessica Chastain taking on the role of Merida from the film "Brave."
The title for the portrait is "Where your destiny awaits." The portrait series runs in national...
| Feb 17, 2013
Here, in alphabetical order, are 10 places I'd like to see in 2013. Several are cities, one is a state, three are entire nations, and all have interesting things happening in the weeks and months ahead. Will I get to them all? Probably not.
But if I...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Peter Rainer, noted Christian Science Monitor film critic, Bloomberg News columnist and reviewer for NPR's FilmWeek, reflects upon his three-decade career in "Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era."
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Even at 80, Costa-Gavras is fighting the good fight.
The Greek-born, naturalized French writer-director best known for his politically charged films such as 1969's Oscar-winning "Z" and 1982's "Missing," found himself in the middle of police action in...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:15 AM
James Gandolfini, whose remarkable performance as mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos" re-imagined the anti-hero for American television, is dead at 51 years of age.
The actor, who is believed to have died of a heart attack, was traveling in...