| Mar 20, 2011
For years, Chinese films shown in U.S. theaters have fallen into two distinct camps, both driven by largely white patrons: martial-arts movies for young men, such as Jet Li's "Hero," or critically acclaimed art-house fare, such as Kaige Chen's "Farewell...
| Jul 26, 2010
When the big studios commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to the task suddenly can grow very small.
FOR THE RECORD:
New directors: An article in Monday's Calendar section about studios'...
| Jun 24, 2011
— Political films can be a tough sell in many countries, to say the least. But director Huang Jianxin is confident that he's sitting on a blockbuster with "Beginning of the Great Revival," a historical epic detailing the founding of China's...
| Sep 7, 2011
Few 18th century authors have achieved the modern popular success that Jane Austen now enjoys. Her novels are always in print, and in the last decades they have been adapted into films and television miniseries, from "Sense and Sensibility," "Emma,"...
| May 12, 2007
AS "SPIDER-MAN 3" swings high above the May box office, Marvel Entertainment Inc. is closing in on a decade at the top of the global entertainment market, superhero division.
From the moment in 1998 that Wesley Snipes slipped into Kevlar and fake...
| Oct 4, 2009
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My Sunday Arts & Books story on the "Class of 1978" -- the first group of Chinese musicians who were allowed to pursue their music studies at the Beijing Central Conservatory after the 10-year tumult of Mao Tse-tung's Cultural Revolution......
| Oct 19, 2009
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The world of Whedon nerds and theater geeks will soon collide on 'Glee.' Joss Whedon, he of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' fame, has signed on to direct an episode of Fox's musical comedy. Whedon has guest directed before, lending his......
| Jan 1, 2009
On a recent chilly morning, Liev Schreiber was eating breakfast in a downtown Manhattan restaurant while a swarm of shutterbugs hovered outside on the corner near his apartment. ¶ However, Schreiber wasn't exactly the one whom the photographers were...
| Feb 11, 2009
Enough with the suffering. Kate Winslet's killing herself for an Oscar.
The 33-year-old actress has gone down with the Titanic for James Cameron, lost her memory in Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," endured an unhappy marriage...
| Feb 21, 2009
Larry H. Miller, the car-sales mogul who turned the Utah Jazz into one of the NBA's most stable teams, died Friday at his home in Salt Lake City from complications of type 2 diabetes, the team announced. He was 64.
Miller had a heart attack in June, then...
| May 8, 2008
COUNTLESS comic-book bad guys have made the fatal mistake of underestimating the Hulk. Have Hollywood and the media made the same costly error?
For weeks, industry gossip and news reports have focused not only on the shaky stance of Friday's “Speed...