| Jul 13, 2014
| 12:05 AM
At the same time "The Strain" was in development, a commercial in heavy rotation showed three catty middle-schoolers stalking a chubby guy on a diet. Whenever he contemplated a calorie-drenched monstrosity, they'd pipe in with a rapid-fire "Ew!"...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Universal is again slamming MGM and James Bond producer Danjaq Prods.'s copyright infringement lawsuit over U's "Section 6" project, calling the litigation "extraordinary and needless."
With a court hearing looming on July 28 on their effort dismiss...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:20 PM
PASADENA, Calif. Fighting menacing Terminators or six-legged fiends or indestructible robots is nothing to actress Moon Bloodgood. She does all that on practically a daily basis in TNT's "Falling Skies." Battling Skitters or Mechs or the Espheni is no big...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"HEDDA, I think it's time you just shut the f--k up!"
That was Elizabeth Taylor at the premiere of "The Sandpiper," back in 1965. Hedda was sitting a few seats behind Elizabeth and Richard Burton. Hopper, a rabid "red-baiter" and supporter of Sen. Joe...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Brad Pitt is back on the World War II battlefield in "Fury," writer-director David Ayer's upcoming action-drama about a tank crew in Nazi Germany, and Sony has unveiled the first footage from the film, which you can watch above.
Set in 1945, during...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:06 PM
"The dying's not done. The killing's not done."
Such are the ominous words uttered by Brad Pitt in the new trailer for the World War II tank drama "Fury," which you can you watch above.
Set in 1945, during the final days of the war, "Fury" stars...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war.
"It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Diane Kruger, style icon extraordinaire, was honored at an intimate dinner Monday night in Beverly Hills, hosted by Munich-based luxury fashion e-tailer MyTheresa.com.
Kruger is MyTheresa’s July cover girl, modeling designer fashions in a...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There are few major film festivals that don't feature pics backed by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in their lineups, and Cannes is no exception. This year, the German film funding and media biz development org celebrates its 10th anniversary under the...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...
| Feb 12, 2014
The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Based on "The Double" by novelist Jose Saramago, "Enemy" stars Jake Gyllenhaal in what the old studio publicity departments used to call "a demanding dual role." We're in a city — Toronto, clouded over with haze and a peculiar, sickly light...