| Jul 26, 2010
When the big studios commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to the task suddenly can grow very small.
FOR THE RECORD:
New directors: An article in Monday's Calendar section about studios'...
| Mar 14, 2012
When it came to reading a book out loud, Dustin Hoffman was a bit rusty. The last time he had done something similar was in New York City in the late 1960s, right after filming "The Graduate." A local radio station had recruited 30 or so people, including...
| Nov 6, 2011
These have been scrapbook seasons for Tom Hiddleston — over the last two years the 30-year-old British actor has worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Davies and Joss Whedon — but there is one snapshot...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
| Nov 20, 2008
| 4:46 PM
"The question you're always asked is, 'Is opera still relevant?' " says handsome young tenor on the rise Joseph Kaiser. Despite his amiable temperament, he seems peeved by the frequently posed query. And why not? Singers like Kaiser and star baritone...
| Feb 20, 2010
In the frozen woods of the Swedish hinterlands, a lone wolf gnaws on the frozen corpse of an elderly man. The nearby village is covered in snow and deathly quiet. Inside the small homes lie the slaughtered bodies of 18 more victims, all but one of the...
| Apr 6, 2008
Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson and went on to become an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84....
| Feb 16, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Anthony Hopkins is ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard. "For 'Thor,'" he pointed out, "I don't just play a father, I play the god-father." Work is underway on the fourth Marvel Studios film, and Hopkins said he is......
| Apr 1, 2010
| 4:33 PM
EXCLUSIVE It's no surprise to learn that back in Ireland, young Kenneth Branagh -- who would grow up to direct film adaptations of "Hamlet," "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Henry V" -- fell under the spell of tales about royal......
| Apr 7, 2010
| 9:33 PM
"IRON MAN 2" COUNTDOWN: 30 DAYS Tony Stark breaks all the rules (even the one that says superheroes must keep a secret identity) and he always seems to comes out on top -- that's why we love him. But now......