| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:11 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Martin Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Also nominated for best...
| Jan 26, 2012
"Such a kind little man," coos the bustling owner of a quaint 19th-century Dublin hotel, regarding her most sphinxlike waiter, the servant played by Glenn Close.
This is Albert Nobbs, and he is actually a she. For reasons we learn gradually, emotional...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:42 AM
I tried thinking of clever puns like “Close, but no cigar.” The problem with that one is the movie wasn’t even close. It was so far from close to being remotely interesting. At the screening I attended with 20 other critics, I had...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- "The Help," a movie about the treatment of maids in a Mississippi town during the civil rights era, took top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, making it the movie to watch as the Oscar awards approach next month.
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Hammer films launched in 1934 and in the ‘50s, after success with Dracula and Frankenstein films, they went that direction in the ‘60s and ‘70s with lots of gothic horror films.
They first came to my attention when they released the...
| Feb 5, 2012
OK, so maybe your invitation to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences got lost in the mail this year.
But you've paid your money, watched the films, then later picked them apart scene by scene with family and friends.
So what if you don't...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:51 PM
"Chronicle"is a very nifty first effort from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis.
Max is the son of legendary John Landis of "Animal House," "Trading Places" and "Twilight Zone" fame. This new film blends several movie genres in thoughtful...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid homage this year to the early days of cinema by bestowing the lion's share of Oscar nominations on two films that are valentines to the early days of cinema. "Hugo," Martin Scorsese's heartfelt love...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:42 AM
If his enduring Harry Potter image makes Daniel Radcliffe seem young to play a widower, that's the role he has in this thriller - based on the Susan Hill novel - that succeeds in generating an eerie aura.
His character also is a lawyer sent to a...
| May 9, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Daniel Radcliffe, star of the "Harry Potter" films and Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," tops the list of richest actors under 30 in Great Britain. Robert Pattinson and Keira Knightley also make the list....
| Nov 19, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Glenn Close isn’t the only woman bending genders in “Albert Nobbs.” Tony-winning co-star Janet McTeer gains some momentum this week as audiences continue talking about her magnificent work as the confident housepainter who inspires...