| 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...
| Jun 7, 2008
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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.
| May 2, 2008
WHEN IT comes to human rights, George Clooney is one of Hollywood's most active major stars. But what can any celebrity activist be without a consigliere? The man Clooney relies on for advice on the issues he cares most about is David Pressman, an...
| May 5, 2008
It's not often that box office-numbers send such a clear message to the electorate. But last week's top movies -- "Baby Mama" and "Harold and Kumar 2: Escape from Guantanamo Bay" -- make two things perfectly clear: Americans are desperate for a good...
| Nov 6, 2008
Hollywood helped pay for Barack Obama's historic victory with money and talent -- and now it's looking forward to the party.
Washington is about to look like Sundance on the Potomac. If you don't have a hotel room already booked for inaugural week in...
| Apr 6, 2008
THERE is no such thing as a Richard Jenkins movie, though he's been in more than 70 of them. Even in his best-known role -- as the mortuary paterfamilias, Nathaniel Fisher, on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" -- Jenkins was dead, haunting the characters...
| Apr 4, 2008
Universal Pictures' "Leatherheads," the George Clooney-Renee Zellweger movie about the nascent days of professional football, tries to re-create the madcap flair of 1930s-era screwball comedies.
Walden Media and 20th Century Fox's "Nim's Island,"...
| Apr 10, 2008
When using visual effects to give a movie like "Leatherheads" a period feel, one fumble and it's all over. We're not talking alien robots, explosions or otherworldly creatures here; these effects have to take audiences back to a real time and place.
| Apr 11, 2008
"Leatherheads," last weekend's release starring George Clooney and Renee Zellweger, was the kind of quirky movie that needed help from critics despite its prominent cast. Instead, Universal Pictures' screwball-football comedy, a period piece aimed at...
| Apr 17, 2008
HE speeds into battle in a fiery flash, laying waste to all challengers. That's not just "Iron Man" but the film's likely box-office outcome too.
From a surprise sneak peek at July's Comic-Con convention through its teaser trailer launch in October and...
| Apr 19, 2008
WHATEVER anyone else decides, Quincy Jones said Friday that he will participate in the Beijing Olympics.
The musical legend has been under increasing pressure to withdraw as an artistic advisor to the Games because of China's close ties with the Sudanese...