| Dec 17, 2008
Pete Hamill's Reader's Digest story "The Yellow Handkerchief" inspired Yôji Yamada's appealing 1977 film of the same name, and now it has become the basis for a new movie, also of the same name but not really a remake.
Screenplay writer Erin Dignam and...
| Sep 24, 2008
With its mixed messages, dueling "big themes" and conflicted characters, Towelhead, Alan Ball's film of Alicia Erian's novel, can seem as bewildering as adolescence itself. Racing hormones and raging racism, bad parenting by adults and worse decision...
| Apr 22, 2008
ACTRESS Maria Bello had a few days off from filming on location in Connecticut. She decided she wanted to help Sen. Barack Obama more than she needed to rest.
So on Friday, she joined her onetime school mate John Prendergast, an African affairs expert in...
| Jul 29, 2008
Despite playing a wife in many films, Maria Bello hasn't understood the appeal of matrimony until recently.
The "Mummy" actress and her boyfriend Bryn Mooser have become engaged, reports People.
The engagement was announced in Bello's hometown...
| Aug 1, 2008
Some movies should've signed a no-compete clause with themselves. The action beats are more like action beat-downs. One Wow cancels out the last Wow, until the Wows start looking more like lowercase wows and soon the wows become merely eh, or worse, a...
| Jan 1, 2008
WHEN was the last time you heard anyone get excited about a new film critic? That was my reaction when "Michael Clayton" director Tony Gilroy began raving to me about the review he'd seen on YouTube. "It was terrific," he said. "I sent it to George...
| Jan 15, 2008
Sundance will bring a reliable cast of characters when it opens Thursday. Actor Sam Rockwell will hobnob at the Riverhorse restaurant in Park City. Festival chief Robert Redford will endorse indie film at the Eccles theater. Dealmaker John Sloss will...
| Apr 2, 2010
Actress Maria Bello, Eva Longoria Parker and Amber Valletta are helping to raise money for the Raise The Roof For Haiti campaign, which aspires to provide 100,000 tents to Haitians within the next two weeks as they endure rainy season.
If you would...
| Nov 27, 2009
Perched uncomfortably between flat whimsy and Lifetime movie crescendos, the coming-of-middle-age comic drama "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" is rough going.
Writer-director Rebecca Miller, adapting her own novel about a 50-year-old people-pleasing...
| Apr 7, 2009
Adam Sandler's has lured another hottie to his side.
Maria Bello is in final talks to co-star in Sandler's still-untitled high-school reunion comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows Sandler's character as he reunites with his...