| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:02 AM
It was a fun surprise when I received an email from Lomography asking me if I would like to borrow a prototype of their yet-to-be-released Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens, which is designed to work with Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras. I was excited...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Julianne Moore will join Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in two installments of "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate has announced.
The veteran of "The Hours" and "Boogie Nights" will play Alma Coin, who leads a rebellion against the Capitol. Other new...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one.
Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The superhero origin story has become popular in the last few years, so it makes sense the form might also spread to stories outside the comic-book genre — like Beat generation writers. The new film "Kill Your Darlings" tells the tale of how...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:17 AM
With an estimated $100 million in 2012 income, “Lincoln” director and DreamWorks studio head Steven Spielberg topped Forbes’ list of the biggest male earners in show business, but he still trailed Madonna by some $25 million.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Just a few months ago, Brad Pitt and his production company, Plan B Entertainment, were being skewered all over Hollywood, as the actor was personally blamed for every misstep in the making of “World War Z.” Even the celebrity-fawning Vanity...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
If sports stories often fascinate for the ways in which they form distilled metaphors for human existence -- the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and everything in between -- the saga of Lance Armstrong is particularly intriguing as an examination...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:35 PM
“Horns,” starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by Alexandre Aja, has been picked up for distribution by Dimension and Radius-TWC, with plans for a 2014 theatrical release.
The supernatural thriller premiered last month at the Toronto...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday, is seen as a titan of the short story, thanks to collections including “Dance of the Happy Shades” and “The Beggar Maid.”
She also has had an occasional—and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:15 PM
NEW YORK -- Walking out of the theater after the official U.S. debut for Steve McQueen’s slavery tour de force “12 Years a Slave” on Tuesday, a viewer could be heard adding skepticism to her admiration.
“I wanted to ask about why...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
NEW YORK — For years, the New York Film Festival was a quaint afterthought on the fall festival circuit, good for locals to catch up on prestige titles but devoid of much Hollywood fizz.
The Lincoln Center event has become an...