| Jan 30, 2007
| 10:13 AM
The elegiac title and murderous conclusion of "The Departed" may have signaled a brutal, blood-red finality, but in Hollywood any potential franchise can be revived by a strong-enough dose of green.
"The Departed" is by far director Martin Scorsese's...
| May 4, 2007
| 12:48 PM
Scientific tests would surely reveal that it is humanly impossible not to love "The Golden Girls"--the '80s era show about four older women who share a home in Miami--and for a certain type of gay man it is practically a prerequisite.
So it should come...
| Sep 13, 2006
Scriptland, launching today, is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters.
I have the new Charlie Kaufman screenplay on my desk.
I've read it — no, lived it. I've been moved and astounded by it. And I'm tortured by...
| Sep 20, 2006
Scriptland is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters.
Indiana Jones, meet Jack Sparrow. Jim Uhls, who successfully adapted the "unadaptable" Chuck Palahniuk novel "Fight Club," has been hired to turn "Rex Mundi," a...
| Feb 21, 2009
In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release.
| Apr 13, 2007
| 10:23 PM
One of the most dangerous scenes in the filming of "Sahara" involved a stunt man jumping off the backs of racing camels onto a moving train. The sequence was complicated by the refusal of the Malian mammals to run long distances.
"You have to keep...
| Jan 4, 2009
An animated Israeli film that's taken on unexpected timeliness in recent days won the top award Saturday from U.S. film critics.
"Waltz With Bashir," Ari Folman's animated documentary chronicling his coming to terms with repressed memories of his...
| Apr 20, 2009
Zac Efron is the latest victor, and Russell Crowe the victim, of youngsters' dominance at the box office.
The Warner Bros. film "17 Again," starring "High School Musical" heartthrob Efron, was the decisive No. 1 this weekend with $24.1 million in movie...
| Jun 7, 2008
| 5:53 PM
Leaders of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists approved a new contract with Hollywood studios that grants actors more money for Internet work -- an issue that sparked a crippling writers' strike earlier this year.
| Oct 13, 2006
Every step of the way, Fox Searchlight's "Little Miss Sunshine" has challenged convention. It sold for a record $10.5 million at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Released in the middle of summer, it has become an enduring national hit. And now, it is...
| Apr 28, 2009
While the iconic Farmers Market may be ground zero of the Fairfax district, the area farther north on Fairfax Avenue has become a fascinating mix of generations and cultures. Historically a center for the city's Jewish community, the street of kosher...