| Oct 9, 2009
| 4:33 AM
FOUR FRANCHISES AT A CROSSROADS: PART THREE This week we're taking a look at four major trilogies from this decade that are looking to add a fourth film despite substantial challenges -- not least among those challenges the skepticism of......
| Oct 13, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Over the weekend, the AP had a short story from Busan, South Korea, where filmmaker Bryan Singer made it sound it like his return to the "X-Men" franchise may be more than just a rumor. Here's an exceprt, links added......
| Oct 29, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 25 - 31 in PDF format This week's TV Movies INOPERABLE: When a hospital lab tech learns he has an inoperable tumor on his spine, he asks Dr. Shepherd......
| Mar 9, 2008
BUILDING a superhero from scratch is noisy and hazardous. "Let's find a place where it's quieter!" The man shouting was Kevin Feige, the president of production for Marvel Studios, the Hollywood start-up that takes flight on May 2 with its first film,...
| Nov 26, 2008
It was partly an accident of history that made Harvey Milk the first openly gay man elected to major public office in this country, so it's fitting that yet another accident of history has made "Milk," the earnest biopic about the man, more involving than...
| Aug 18, 2008
WHO KNEW Tom Cruise could shake it like a Polaroid picture?
Last week, he rocked audiences with his cameo as a profane, hip-jiggling, Machiavellian movie chief in " Tropic Thunder." The role was designed to show the world -- and Hollywood insiders --...
| Jun 8, 2008
HE DESCRIBES the experience of making "Lady in the Water," the biggest flop of his career, as something akin to stripping off all his clothes and running outside to have the world collectively laugh at him.
But in a good way.
M. Night Shyamalan, the 37-...
| Jul 6, 2008
THE BRITISH filmmaker Christopher Nolan has the mien of a passionate literature professor (passionate, that is, in the British sense of the term) and, last December, he spoke about the young actor Heath Ledger as if he were the most fascinating manuscript...