| Jan 22, 2009
| 6:09 AM
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fable about a man who ages in reverse, dominated the 81st annual Academy Award nominations this morning, earning 13 nods, including best film, best actor for Brad Pitt and best director for David Fincher.
| Feb 4, 2009
Veteran actor Frank Langella first stepped into former President Richard M. Nixon's shoes in 2006 with Peter Morgan's "Frost/Nixon" on the London stage. The play, which chronicled the preparations, negotiations and shooting of the famed 1977 interviews...
| Dec 29, 2008
"Marley & Me," the tale of a boisterous dog, led a strong pack of movies at the box office over the weekend, but together, they still couldn't pull this year's movie attendance out of the doghouse.
"Marley" made the most money ever for a Christmas Day...
| Jan 8, 2009
| 10:24 AM
"The Dark Knight" continues to soar this award season.
Christopher Nolan, the director of the critical and commercial success, was nominated Thursday for the 61st annual Directors Guild of America award. It's the first time a director of a superhero...
| Dec 10, 2008
"Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story.
At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
| Feb 21, 2009
In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release.
| Jan 23, 2009
They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
| Dec 10, 2008
When Richard Nixon, a politician who hated and feared the media, decided to spurn the networks and the newsmen and give his first comprehensive, post-resignation interviews to a lightweight talk-show host, the country got something unexpected from the...
| Nov 11, 2007
Careers have arcs. Writers develop and change, as evidenced by "I Explain a Few Things: Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 360 pp., $16), a new bilingual anthology of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman" (Vintage:...
| May 11, 2009
| 9:41 AM
Rhona Mitra ("Doomsday") takes over from Kate Beckinsale as the female lead in this chapter of the saga of vampires versus werewolves.
This is a prequel of sorts, explaining how the battle between the groups began; Michael Sheen makes a big switch from...
| Jan 28, 2009
Joyful, choreographed dance numbers staged in crumbling Mumbai train stations are not how most American films end. Yet when just such a scene crops up in " Slumdog Millionaire," the moment is perfectly apt.
Sure, it's a Bollywood-meets-Hollywood ending,...
| Jan 30, 2009
| 3:50 PM
SM: So you started acting at six on The Andy Griffith Show. Your dad, Rance, was also an actor.
RH: My dad was a good teacher. Hed never been to Strasberg, but hed taken enough classes to understand the fundamentalsjust to listen and...