| Jan 23, 2009
| 9:01 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is the Academy Awards heavyweight with 13 nominations, yet the shadow of Batman loomed large with the absence of "The Dark Knight" in the best-picture race.
An epic romance that...
| Jan 28, 2009
" The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a haunting and unsettling film fable, stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in a tale that spans from 1919 to 2005. Covering so many decades is no easy task for the actors, to be sure, but harder yet, perhaps, for...
| Feb 20, 2009
Teenlink citics reveal who they think should take home the Oscar
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
And the Oscar goes to: Slumdog Millionaire
Despite my own personal campaign for Milk, I am...
| Aug 29, 2008
A year ago, the Telluride Film Festival set off the early fireworks for eventual Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood") and screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Can this weekend's festival do the same for "The Curious Case of Benjamin...
| Sep 14, 2008
"Born Standing Up" by Steve Martin (Scribner)
Here's Steve Martin, describing his first appearance on "The Tonight Show": "What happened while I was out there was very similar to an alien abduction: I remember very little of it, though I'm convinced it...
| May 14, 2007
A budget of about $25 million may not be much for director Michael Bay, maker of such mega-budget movies as "Armageddon" and "Pearl Harbor."
But it's enough to get him launched on a new passion: creating a video game that matches the quality of a feature...
| Dec 12, 2007
ART LINSON is a throwback, the kind of producer who avoids making pre-masticated sequels, doesn't worry about being on power lists and isn't afraid of mixing it up with the studio suits. He's been producing movies for 30 years, having worked with an all-...
| Jan 8, 2008
David Fincher's "Zodiac" -- which is, on a second viewing, one of the year's few truly excellent movies -- premiered on DVD last fall in a stripped down edition that prompted no end of complaints. Of course, people who purchased the serial killer...
| Jan 5, 2008
The serial killer at the center of "Zodiac" was always just beyond the grasp of the police and journalists: tantalizingly close, yet ultimately unreachable. The film's Oscar chances have looked just as unpromising, but now Paramount Pictures is staging...
| Jan 4, 2008
IF you think it's too early to start sizing up the 2008 Oscar season, consider that it already began in the fall -- at the Telluride and Toronto international film festivals. That's where small specialty films like Sony Pictures Classics' "The...
| Nov 6, 2009
Even before the undead yet live-wire comedy-horror hit "Zombieland," Jesse Eisenberg had established a beachhead as the thinking man's Michael Cera: slender and sensitive but also emotionally tough and sinewy.
In "The Squid and the Whale," playing the...