| Feb 18, 2008
"The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," Heath Ledger's last film, will move forward with a trio of A-list actors taking over for the deceased star.
According to Ain't It Cool News, which even scooped trade heavyweight Variety, Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin...
| Feb 20, 2008
VANITY FAIR'S cancellation of its legendary Oscar party dramatically changes the landscape of Hollywood's most glamorous evening for the first time in years.
When editor Graydon Carter threw his first Academy Awards viewing and post-party at Morton's...
| Feb 20, 2008
HOLLYWOOD -- bright lights, big city . . . small town? Apparently so, if you look at this year's Oscar acting nominations. The Screen Actors Guild may have some 120,000 members, but this year's nominees seem to be swimming in an awfully small bowl. So, in...
| Feb 20, 2008
| 12:30 PM
So here's the thing, naysayers, party-poopers, safe-bettors.
Herbie Hancock recently pulled off the upset of all upsets, winning the best album Grammy for a jazz riff on Joni Mitchell that sold only 40,000 copies.
The New York Giants rolled over the...
| Feb 24, 2008
TO glance at the Academy Award nominees for lead actor is to get a quick but thorough lesson in the major themes that dominated American movies last year. Almost to a man, Daniel Day-Lewis, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Tommy Lee Jones and Viggo...
| Mar 20, 2008
Hollywood used to make Oscar-winning movies out of Tony Award-topping tuners like "My Fair Lady" and " The Sound of Music."
Nowadays, however, Broadway borrows from studio vaults, turning both celluloid hits and misses into stage shows. This year at...
| Mar 29, 2008
Disneyland's "Small World" will soon be getting a little more crowded.
The Anaheim amusement park is planning to add iconic Disney characters to the anonymous international cast of the beloved 'round-the-globe boat ride. The idea has sparked outrage...
| Mar 30, 2008
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Although some might expect a big movie musical to feature actors who can actually, oh, sing, director Tim Burton's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's cult Broadway favorite...
| Apr 24, 2008
| 3:57 PM
The titles of the musical numbers alone reveal that "Cry-Baby," the new Broadway musical version of the 1990 John Waters film, is a very different beast from "Hairspray." Instead of the sweetly aspirational "Good Morning Baltimore," this time the Waters-...
| Apr 27, 2008
TO become a mega-movie star these days, a man must don the tights. With a few notable exceptions like Leonardo DiCaprio, who had the good fortune to be in the highest-grossing movie of all time (that would be "Titanic"), almost every $20-million man has...
| May 4, 2008
10 Bad Dates With De Niro
A Book of Alternative Movie Lists
Edited by Richard T. Kelly
Overlook/Rookery: 460 pp., $29.95
Movie geeks are list-making animals. It begins with the frenzied -- and nonsensical -- annual compilation of "10 best lists" (as...