| Jan 26, 2009
Michael Sheen has made his name playing famous people in films -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair in "The Queen," talk-show host David Frost in "Frost/Nixon" -- and for his return to the "Underworld" franchise, his stylists seem to have taken Harry...
| Feb 22, 2009
Tonight's Oscar ceremony will be the 81st in the award's venerable history, and like people who've reached an advanced age, the institution has had a hard time getting respect in a contemporary culture that cares mightily about being up to the minute...
| Jan 7, 2009
If "Slumdog Millionaire" doesn't snag the Oscar for best picture, then the academy might consider creating a new award for it this year: the only Oscar-buzzed film you didn't feel like you had already seen before you actually saw it.
| Jan 7, 2009
Times change. But classic menswear hasn't really changed that much in the last 30 years.
Daniel Orlandi, costume designer for " Frost/Nixon," starring Michael Sheen as British TV personality David Frost and Frank Langella as former President Richard...
| Feb 3, 2009
A year ago, Mickey Rourke would have had a hard time getting a good table at the Ivy, but on Monday he had the best reservation in town as one of the Oscar hopefuls invited to the annual nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.
Looking quirky and...
| Jan 7, 2009
This year's lead actor and supporting actor categories offer no end of irony.
Although certifiable leading men like Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road," Clint Eastwood in "Gran Torino" and...
| 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...