| Feb 26, 2012
| 9:27 PM
"The Artist," the black-and-white silent film about Hollywood’s rocky transition to the “talkies,” took the biggest honors at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday night, including best picture, director and lead actor.
It was a night...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:59 PM
No introduction is necessary: Billy Crystal and Oscar already know each other quite well.
The actor-filmmaker-comedian has hosted the Academy Awards eight times, and he's now on deck for his ninth. He'll preside over the movie industry's 84th annual...
| Nov 3, 2011
** (out of four)
I support liking brie on your burger, but snooty businessman Arthur Shaw’s (Alan Alda) extravagance catches up to him when the FBI snags him for securities fraud. Since the stolen money includes the pensions of all the staff in...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:14 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Billy Crystal will be hosting the Oscars for the ninth time.
Crystal made the announcement this afternoon via twitter saying, "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 5:35 PM
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:32 AM
According to New York Magazine's Vulture, Tower Heist director Brett Ratner has apologized for remarking that "rehearsal is for fags" at a premiere over the weekend.
Ratner told The Wrap, "I apologize for any offense my remarks caused. It was a dumb...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Welcome back, Billy Crystal.
After Eddie Murphy exited his hosting duties for the 84th Academy Awards on Wednesday, the Academy made quick work of finding a replacement, and they went with a familiar face.
The news spread quickly on Thursday afternoon...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 3:06 PM
"Occu-Pa" Happy Valley
My campus gossips tell me a group of enthusiastic supporters of Penn State's recently dumped iconic coach, Joe Paterno, are looking to the popular nationwide "Occupy" protests to get their "Pro-Pa" message to the school and the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Recent economic news is applied to an action-comedy approach in director Brett Ratner's ("Rush Hour") entertaining caper set in a posh New York condo. The building manager (Ben Stiller) organizes some of his fellow employees, who lost significant money in...
| Aug 10, 2007
In terms of creative content, "Rush Hour 3" may be one of the most conservation-minded movies ever made. Hardly a joke, stunt, musical interlude or special effect is deployed that doesn't seem to directly reference one or both of the earlier "Rush Hour"...
| Jul 7, 2009
| 1:07 PM
Music legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting.
Jackson was praised as a music pioneer...