| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:32 PM
When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words:
"What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:21 AM
“You know? I forget.”
- Bill Murray’s response when asked during Reddit’s AMA Friday to finally answer the question: “What did you whisper in Scarlett Johansson's ear at the end of Lost In Translation?”
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:38 AM
A personal list, for sharing. You won't find the movies "It's a Wonderful Life" or "A Christmas Story," neither of which I've ever been able to sit through, on this short list. The first I find hopelessly saccharine. As for the second, though as a boy I...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:54 AM
One of the chief pleasures of watching a Wes Anderson movie is being immersed in the idiosyncratic, slightly off-kilter worlds he creates. The director's latest effort, "The Grand Budapest Hotel, whisks the audience to a fictional country in pre-World War...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:39 PM
A busy week for Wes Anderson watchers has been capped off by the arrival of the trailer for his upcoming "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which opens March 7, 2014.
The film has a typically large and outstanding cast that mixes together Anderson regulars...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Alpha House," a new sitcom premiering Friday via Amazon, is the first fruit of the Amazon Studios pilot derby, which this spring gave ordinary citizens with Internet access a chance to rate and comment on a variety of pilots. The retailer-cum-streaming-...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Scott Caan has replaced Shia LaBeouf in Bill Murray's indie comedy "Rock the Kasbah."
LaBeouf had come on to the project in January after announcing that he was leaving public life due to "attacks against his artistic integrity." Producers did not...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Bob Balaban was born, so to speak, into movie royalty. His father and uncles were founders of the Balaban and Katz theater chain of Chicago movie palaces. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount for three decades, and grandfather Sam Katz...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:26 PM
More than just about any other major American filmmaker working today, writer-director Wes Anderson doesn't so much make movies as create worlds. Each of his films takes place in its own strange sovereignty, whether the Texas prep school of "Rushmore,"...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's not only the great works of European art that have gone missing in "The Monuments Men"; the spark of writer-director-star George Clooney's filmmaking is absent, too. In adapting writer Robert M. Edsel's account of the men charged with protecting...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to see "Nymphomaniac" now or wait for the edited version on cable.
The Skinny: Caught Sunday's "The Walking Dead" last night where the Lizzie character got Fredo'd. Godfather fans will get the reference. Tough...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A few years ago in the New Yorker, Tina Fey, in an essay about her time as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” broke down the show's writing staff into two fundamental groups: “Harvard Boys and Improv People.” The latter (which...