| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Watch enough new foreign films in a row, and certain things start to stand out. Like the incredible variety of cellphone ring tones used in other countries. They're familiar but just different enough to break your concentration for a moment, like a...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:55 PM
In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Take a minute, if you will, to consider the prominence of time travel as a theme in the arts. You don't have to be a brilliant but evil scientist huddled in a secret mountaintop laboratory, rubbing your hands together and cackling with glee as you...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:58 AM
Universal Pictures has been celebrating its century-long milestone all year, and as that period nears its end, the studio releases a mammoth collection of many of the top films that mark its history thus far.
The titles range from "All Quiet on the...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Universal Orlando's salute to 100 years of filmmaking history replays more than 200 clips from the movie studio's vault on a watery canvas in the theme park's lagoon.
PHOTOS: New attractions coming to Universal Orlando
Creative Director Michael Aiello...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:49 AM
"Flight" is exciting — terrific, really — because in addition to the sophisticated storytelling techniques by which it keeps us hooked, it doesn't drag audience sympathies around by the nose, telling us what to think or how to judge the...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Sad day in the music world.
Etta James had been battling leukemia. Her manager has confirmed to multiple outlets that she has died. James was 73.
Most know James for her legendary hit "At Last".....
But that was just a taste of the singer's...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Universal Orlando will debut the "Cinematic Spectacular" nighttime water show this spring as part of a new entertainment lineup at the Florida theme park that includes an upgrade to one ride, a re-theme of another attraction and the addition of a...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:51 PM
With its founder Michael Kutza nearing his half-century mark as leader, the Chicago International Film Festival announced its 48th edition slate Thursday. Heavily concentrated, as it has been in recent years, at the downtown AMC River East 21 multiplex,...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:27 AM
After earning an Oscar nomination when she left Las Vegas, Elisabeth Shue is returning as that city's newest forensic sleuth.
Fictionally, that is. Known not only for "Leaving Las Vegas" but such other movies as the original "Karate Kid," "Adventures...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Elisabeth Shue of 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' on CBS
Q: What do you think about your new alter ego on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" so far?
A: The thing I'm starting to learn, and I'm enjoying, is that this is almost a character I've never...
| Aug 1, 2012
Actor a favorite of Peckinpah
R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty,...