| Apr 7, 2009
| 1:29 PM
Farrah Fawcett, who starred in the 1970s television hit "Charlie's Angels" and became a generation's favorite pinup after posing for a hot-selling swimsuit poster, has died. She was 62.
Fawcett, who was diagnosed with a rare anal cancer in 2006, died...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 12:52 AM
The jig is up for a family-avoiding couple ( Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, also producers of the movie) whose usual holiday getaway is foiled by fog in an amusing tale helped greatly by a strong cast.
A spontaneous television interview reveals they...
| Nov 24, 2009
It's a miracle "The Road" works at all, given the harsh, murmuring severity of its source, the 2006 Cormac McCarthy novel full of minimally punctuated dialogue, taking place in a world ravaged by an event -- human-made? climatological? -- unspecified by...
| Dec 23, 2009
There's a powerful symmetry at work in "Crazy Heart" that's impossible to resist. It's a parallel between protagonist Bad Blake, a country singer whose entire life has led him to a nadir of disintegration, and star Jeff Bridges, whose exceptional film...
| Jan 15, 2010
In the future, according to "The Book of Eli," we'll all dress like we're in a Nine Inch Nails video. It is written.
Most everyone wears goggles and leather in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of "The Book of Eli." A meteorite and a subsequent war 30 years...
| Nov 18, 2010
Here's some high praise for the script of "Get Low": Star Robert Duvall compares it to the work of his dear, departed friend, the distinguished playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote.
"Individualizing, particularizing a place, a Southern theme, but yet...
| Dec 15, 2010
Billboards and commercials for the movie "True Grit" are as ubiquitous this holiday season as six-shooters in a Western saloon. But you won't find the Joel and Ethan Coen film on the list of Golden Globe nominees announced Tuesday.
The western was shut...
| Dec 22, 2010
There is a down-home comfort saturating "Country Strong," in that "somebody done somebody wrong song" way, that almost carries you through when its music-drenched melodrama gets predictable. Which is pretty much as soon as the fragile, still-in-rehab...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 9:56 AM
Robert Duvall always has been a respected actor and even an Oscar winner (for "Tender Mercies"), but he has scored some of the best reviews of his career for this fact-inspired comedy-drama about a longtime recluse who decides to stage his own funeral....
| Jan 26, 2011
In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...
| Sep 4, 2008
by Mark Silva ST. PAUL - Not since Democrat John Kerry, a Swift boat commander during the war in Vietnam, stepped onto the stage of his presidential nominating convention four years ago with a salute and said, "I'm John Kerry......