| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:24 PM
The hive of awards season buzz already surrounding her performance in writer-director Spike Jonze romantic-dramedy “Her” has left Scarlett Johansson feeling “strange” rather than, say, proud or optimistic enough to call her stylist...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:29 PM
NEW YORK — Over a two-decade directing career, Spike Jonze has often been about the big hook, visually and conceptually. In his videos and films, he's offered up plenty of ideas, and made them look sharp to boot. But could he square all that with...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Joining the ranks of famous disembodied voices of the world, such as Mr. Moviefone and Don LaFontaine, Atlanta voice actress Susan Bennett has stepped forward as the voice of Siri.
Yes, that's the often-mocked, sometimes helpful voice assistant on Apple...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
More than a year after his "Battleship" was torpedoed at the box office, filmmaker Pete Berg is set to unveil his new movie in the heart of Hollywood.
"Lone Survivor," the director's Navy SEAL drama, will have its red carpet debut at AFI Fest, the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one.
Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Christian Bale has an intensity that seeps into performances which leave fans awestruck. His passion for his craft, however, does not include self-promotion. With a pair of compelling perfs to tubthump, the excruciatingly private star now has to do his...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Zurich Film Festival has announced their 2013 lineup, which features 122 films from 27 countries, 22 debut films and 16 world premieres.
"We want to grow at a healthy and moderate pace," said Nadja Schildknecht, one of the festival's directors. "A...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Three cheers for the Golden Globes, which nominate 10 lead film actors, twice the number of most other kudos handouts. This year, when good work is abundant, it's welcome news that the Globes' two categories (drama and comedy/musical) offer recognition...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Scarlett Johansson will not compete in the Golden Globes race for "Her," sources confirm to Variety, as she is ineligible in the HFPA's best supporting actress category.
Johansson remains eligible in the best supporting actress category for SAG Awards...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:10 AM
This Halloween marks the 20th anniversary of the death of actor River Phoenix, who succumbed to an accidental drug overdose outside a West Hollywood nightclub in 1993 at the age of 23. On Tuesday, two days before the anniversary, the actor's unreleased...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Back in March, I wondered aloud if the Academy, clearly stuck in a feel-good groove after having awarded best picture to "The King's Speech," "The Artist" and "Argo" the past three years, would ever see fit to honor a film that dared to challenge an...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:44 PM
When George Clooney and Sony Pictures said Tuesday that the release of “The Monuments Men” would be delayed from mid-December to an unspecified date in 2014, they set off a round of speculation--and potential scrambling.