| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on.
So naturally, when...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
LOCARNO -- Baltasar Kormakur, whose U.S. chart-topper "2 Guns" opens Switzerland's Locarno Festival on Wednesday, is set to climb his own "Everest."
Produced by the U.K.'s Working Title, and skedded to roll late October/early November, the action-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LONDON - Superstar Indian composer A.R. Rahman, winner of two Oscars, a brace of Grammys, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire," is turning multihyphenate.
Rahman has struck a deal with distributor and financier Eros...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It may not be factual, but it's truthful.
It's an argument that wouldn't survive in a court of law and would spark derision in a presidential debate.
But when it comes to movies, it's vital guidance, especially when so many of 2013's Oscar-...
| Jan 19, 2014
After exploring twentysomething Millennial malaise in his 2004 hit "Garden State," Zach Braff shifts his attention to mid-thirties, post-marital anomie in "Wish I Was Here," a cloying compendium of follow-your-dreams platitudes, new-agey spirituality...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Patrick McKenna, the chief exec of U.K. media investment and advisory group Ingenious Media, has been tapped as the chairman of the National Film and Television School.
The financier, who has invested coin into "Avatar," "Life of Pi," "Trance," "127...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:07 AM
James Franco's history with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an infamous one: During his 2011 Oscar co-hosting stint with Anne Hathaway, the actor's low-key demeanor seemed more appropriate for a backyard barbecue than an entertainment...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Why should HBO have all the World War II miniseries? FX is getting in business with Oscar-winning director-writer-producer team Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson for a 10-part WW II miniseries.
The based-on-a-true-story miniseries...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Writers and directors have never been shy about sending their characters into car crashes, shootouts, hostile Indian territory or bad marriages. Danger is their business. But the kind of peril faced in several of this season's more prominent dramas...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Ava DuVernay has proved that there is little she can't do. The publicist-turned-writer-director-distributor who was just invited into the Motion Picture Academy has already directed two micro-budgeted films that have garnered her critical acclaim: 2011'...
| May 13, 2013
SPRINGDALE, Utah — There comes a moment when you step backward off a cliff, clinging to a rope the width of your pinkie, and ask yourself, "Why am I doing this?"
It's inevitable. Fear of heights (and its close cousin, fear of falling) is as deeply...
| Nov 18, 2010
James Franco has become a poster boy for multi-tasking (or possibly attention deficit disorder), famously plowing through four graduate degrees in the last year (three down, one to go) while continuing to make movies. Presently, he's enrolled at Yale,...