| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
For the first two-thirds of their careers, the producing/directing/writing team of Ethan and Joel Coen stuck to original screenplays. (More or less: âO Brother, Where Art Thou?â claims to be based on âThe Odyssey,â but isn't. â...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The Christmas weekend box office will be led by "Little Fockers," but Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller's dysfunctional family won't be as dominant as previously expected. The star-laden and pricey comedy, which is being distributed domestically by Universal...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The Kardashian family's Christmas card goes glam: Keep up with this one, America! [MTV News] 'The King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' top SAG Award nominations: Also, some love for the Golden Globes-snubbed "True Grit," which, if it's like ever other Coen...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Opening Dec. 22, "True Grit" is Joel and Ethan Coenâs envisioning of Charles Portisâ 1968 novel of the same name, about a headstrong young girl named Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) who sets out to avenge her father's murder in 1870s-era......
| Dec 15, 2010
Billboards and commercials for the movie "True Grit" are as ubiquitous this holiday season as six-shooters in a Western saloon. But you won't find the Joel and Ethan Coen film on the list of Golden Globe nominees announced Tuesday.
The western was shut...
| Dec 19, 2010
Sometimes you read a book at the wrong time. That was the case for me with Charles Portis' 1968 novel "True Grit" (Tusk/Overlook: 236 pp., $14.95 paper), which I first picked up in the early 1970s, after seeing the film with John Wayne. Back then, I had...
| Dec 19, 2010
From the lava-like raw-linen tunic inspired by avant-garde Japanese design in "The Tempest" to the Rodarte-designed twisted tutus in "Black Swan," the fashion in this holiday season's "prestige" films is notable for historical references and inventive...
| Jan 16, 2011
One thing that's certain come Sunday evening at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards — Joel and Ethan Coen's remake of "True Grit" will not be taking home any honors because the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. snubbed the box office hit.
| Jan 26, 2011
— Jeff Bridges, who won the lead actor Oscar last year for "Crazy Heart," is up in the same category for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit." Only two actors have won Academy Awards in the lead actor category two years in a row —...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Coen brothers' "True Grit," which plays out over rural Arkansas and the Indian Territory of the 1870s, is the duo's highest-grossing film to date, and last week it became the second-most-nominated movie in this year's Oscar race.
Earlier in January,...
| Feb 3, 2011
When Mary Zophres was designing costumes for Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," product placement tie-ins were the last thing on her mind. Her rugged Old West garb for stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld was based on rigorous historical...