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  • Christopher Nolan's 'Knight' vision

    Christopher Nolan's 'Knight' vision
    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...
  • AFTRA board OKs new contract

    AFTRA board OKs new contract
    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. AFTRA's board...
  • George Clooney depends on 'Cuz'

    George Clooney depends on 'Cuz'
    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...
  • Sidekicks are second bananas no more

    Sidekicks are second bananas no more
    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...
  • How Hollywood elects to celebrate

    How Hollywood elects to celebrate
    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...
  • From supporting actor to star, Richard Jenkins steps up in 'The Visitor'

    From supporting actor to star, Richard Jenkins steps up in 'The Visitor'
    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...
  • Odds in 'Leatherheads' favor weekend victory

    Odds in 'Leatherheads' favor weekend victory
    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,"...
  • Modern technology ages 'Leatherheads'

    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. So...
  • Lack of reviews won't kill 'Prom Night'

    Lack of reviews won't kill 'Prom Night'
    "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...
  • Will Iron Man be the summer's strongman?

    Will Iron Man be the summer's strongman?
    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...
  • Quincy Jones stays with Beijing Summer Olympics

    Quincy Jones stays with Beijing Summer Olympics
    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...