| Jan 12, 2011
Christopher Trumbo, the screen and television writer son of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and imprisoned during the Red Scare as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. He was 70.
Trumbo died Saturday from complications of...
| Jan 16, 2011
"The Social Network" has a lot of friends in Hollywood.
The drama about the creation of Facebook continued its winning ways Sunday, taking home four trophies at the 68th Golden Globes, including dramatic feature, director for David Fincher, screenplay...
| Feb 27, 2011
There is a very particular art to playing the ordinary. Few actors do it well — Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney always come to mind. Of those, most fail to get their due come Oscar night — thoughts of Giamatti and Linney rise again.
| May 23, 2011
"Too Big to Fail," which premieres Monday on HBO, is the latest of that network's high-toned original films ("Recount," "The Late Shift," "From the Earth to the Moon," the upcoming "Game Change") in which a large cast of medium-big-to-big-named actors...
| Feb 18, 2008
Americans usually celebrate the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy on President's Day. But rarely are the less stellar commanders in chief ever mentioned, such as William Henry Harrison -- who caught a...
| Mar 20, 2008
AFTER the insane fame and wealth of "Friends," David Schwimmer is back to what he considers to be his essence -- trying to make it as a working actor-writer-director, albeit one who never again has to worry about making it.
It's a nice life, if also an...
| Nov 23, 2008
Hancock Sony, $28.96/$34.95; Blu-ray, $39.95
In the summer of "Iron Man" and “The Dark Knight,” the decidedly rattier "Hancock" came off as something of an also-ran, though in its own way, this offbeat, ground-level adventure was every bit as...
| Nov 18, 2009
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At this point on the derby track, with many films like "Invictus" and "The Lovely Bones" still unseen, it appears that there are three Oscar front-runners for best supporting actor: Christoph Waltz ("Inglourious Basterds"), Christopher Plummer ("The...
| Apr 10, 2008
Thomas Haden Church is a man of contradictions.
He's gamely appeared in a posh hotel dining room to talk about his new movie, "Smart People," but home on his Texas ranch is clearly where his heart is: His worn long underwear peeks out from a freshly...
| Apr 13, 2008
SHORTLY before he had to transform himself into John Adams, Paul Giamatti was portraying Santa in "Fred Claus." And as TV viewers were getting set to see him in powdered wigs while becoming our second president, he was already on to his latest role, in...
| Jun 8, 2008
Following the lead of David McCullough's biography, this seven-part HBO miniseries covers the birth of the great American experiment from the perspective of our persnickety second president. Paul Giamatti plays John Adams as a...