| Nov 17, 2011
*1/2 (out of four)
It’s a miracle! Not one of those happy miracles, though. More like, “Sorry, Bella, there’s now a vampire growing inside you.”
That’s because 18-year-old Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her new, much-older-...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:38 PM
Director Bill Condon has done a few of the Twilight films. He wrote and directed Dreamgirls, Kinsey, Gods and Monsters – all receiving critical acclaim. He wrote Chicago. Now, he’s a major player in Hollywood.
It’s a shame writing...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:13 AM
It's the beginning of the end for author Stephenie Meyer's tales of Bella (Kristen Stewart), vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in this first half of the concluding story. It certainly advances the characters, as Bella...
| Nov 8, 2011
Mega-squeal! Or shrug, depending on your devotion to Team Edward, Team Jacob, or Team WhoReallyCares.
On Tuesday night “The Twiilght Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1” stars Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone and...
| Feb 24, 2009
Here's a modest proposal: Next year, let's ignore the Oscars. I'm not talking about the winners or the show itself, but I sure could do without the obsessive buildup to the event that devours everything in its path. Let's let the Oscars sneak up on us...
| Feb 22, 2009
Whoever believes there is nothing to fear but fear itself has never wet his pants onstage.
It's an experience Hugh Jackman is hoping not to repeat when he hosts the 81st Academy Awards tonight, although a case of nerves is understandable: Along with...
| Feb 3, 2009
A year ago, Mickey Rourke would have had a hard time getting a good table at the Ivy, but on Monday he had the best reservation in town as one of the Oscar hopefuls invited to the annual nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.
Looking quirky and...
| Jan 9, 2007
For the first time in nearly three decades, the Directors Guild of America nominated a directing team for its DGA Award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for 2006.
The husband-and-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris...
| Feb 28, 2010
Michael Bennett's "Dreamgirls" is one of the seminal Broadway musicals.
Those who saw the original production, which opened in 1981, have strong memories of this kinetic, fast-paced show loosely based on the lives and successes of such R&B stars as the...
| Oct 18, 2006
The Oscar race for best picture may come down to what just one academy member thinks of one film.
If "Dreamgirls" is truly the best-picture frontrunner, as many pundits claim, this year's biggest awards cliffhanger may be the answer to this question:...
| Feb 23, 2009
Somewhere in New York, a huge weight has been lifted from David Letterman's shoulders. As Sunday night's Academy Awards began, Hugh Jackman's opening number (pardon me, but did he sing the words "pubic hair"? At the Oscars?) has surely obliterated all...
| Feb 21, 2009
Perhaps the most conspicuous people onstage during the Oscar telecast -- those graceful creatures once known as "trophy girls" -- are also the most forgettable, gliding around like sophisticated stage props.
This year, though, Oscar telecast producers...