| Mar 8, 2009
In the shattered calm of the Mexican night, sitting atop a railroad tanker car, Cary Joji Fukunaga didn't yet know that a man was being murdered. But he'd heard the screams, gunshots and shouts in Spanish of "Bandits!" and he was bracing to make a run for...
| Apr 5, 2009
Miramax, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99
John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning stage play "Doubt" tells the story of a brittle nun and the likable priest she accuses of child sexual abuse, and on stage at least, "Doubt's" measured, troubling inquiry into...
| Sep 15, 2009
| 8:30 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood is mourning the loss of actor Patrick Swayze who died Monday after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
The "Ghost" and "Dirty Dancing" star "passed away peacefully with family at his side after facing the...
| Jan 25, 2007
We're not sure what to think about a movie like "Smokin' Aces." We like the idea of it — Jason Bateman, Andy Garcia, Ben Affleck, Alicia Keyes, Common, Ray Liotta all playing assassins out to kill a magician and mob informant played by Jeremy...
| Feb 14, 2008
IT'S not an accident, obviously, that “Definitely, Maybe” is opening on today of all days. This is a film bound and determined to do whatever it takes to be your Valentine. If it had trusted itself more, it might even have succeeded.
| Nov 1, 2009
The New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater has been the most significant not-for-profit theater group in this country since it was founded by Joe Papp more than 50 years ago. During his lifetime (he died in 1991), Papp made theater in America both...
| Jun 27, 2010
If "King Lear" has a moral, it's that if you're lucky enough to have a kingdom, it's probably not a good idea to divide it in two.
The Antaeus Company production that just opened in a 49-seat house in North Hollywood turns that wisdom upside down:...
| Oct 18, 2009
When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank...
| Dec 19, 2008
The chipper cynicism of the "Shrek" movies ($2.2 billion in grosses worldwide) is a popular commodity indeed because so many cultures share the same fairy tale tropes and enjoy seeing them shot at with a peashooter. The success of those films makes it...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Robert Redford may be past his prime in Hollywood, but he's still brimming with enough media star power to land major stories today in both my paper and the New York Times. The pieces, including an especially interesting one by......
| Sep 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
MTV's Moonman wasn't the only coveted prize in celebrity circles this weekend. While chart-toppers celebrated the Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, movie stars decamped to the Toronto International Film Festival. Kicking off Thursday evening, Soho...
| Jan 20, 2009
"The Extra Man" is getting some extra help.
Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline and Paul Dano have signed on to star in the adaptation of Jonathan Ames' novel "The Extra Man," according to Variety.
Ames' book follows the adventures of a naive...