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  • Today's film characters may be unlikable, but they're not unworthy

    These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?" And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics. The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
  • From page to screen and back again

    The memoir "12 Years A Slave" was published in 1853, a year after Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Now Solomon Northup's personal narrative is a bestseller — 161 years after it first came out — through a tie-in to the...
  • Film Review: 'The Monuments Men'

    It's not only the great works of European art that have gone missing in "The Monuments Men"; the spark of writer-director-star George Clooney's filmmaking is absent, too. In adapting writer Robert M. Edsel's account of the men charged with protecting...
  • Jimmy Kimmel throws George Clooney at Leno finale

    Jimmy Kimmel throws George Clooney at Leno finale
    How much does Jimmy Kimmel dislike Jay Leno? The ABC late-night host won't be taking it easy when Leno bids farewell on "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 6. Leno will have Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks. For that night, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has lined up the...
  • George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Losing War With Film Critics

    Even George Clooney can run out of luck. The man with the Midas touch when it comes to writing, directing, producing or starring in films could be hitting a rare rough patch with critics, as early reviews are looking negative for "The Monuments Men,"...
  • George Clooney on the Epic Battle to Make 'Monuments Men'

    The walls of his rustic chic home, tucked away on a quiet wooded street in Studio City, are graced with framed black-and-white photographs of gorgeous leading men from a bygone era: Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman, among them. In his...
  • Subtle shades of greatness frame cinematography nominations

    Subtle shades of greatness frame cinematography nominations
    Gray is the new black. Night, the new day. Rain, the new sun. Clouds gather, shadows linger. The Oscar-nominated cinematographers' images fill the screen with a beauty only possible in worlds gone monochromatic, turning the most elemental of color...
  • New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes

     New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes
    Monsters University Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$45.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday "Monsters, Inc." always has been one of the most underrated of Pixar's animated features, not getting enough credit for its zippy pace,...
  • Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'

    Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'
    I've been a fan of the Coen Brothers' eccentric dark humor for many years. Their unique offbeat style is exemplified in noteworthy movies like "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski" and "No Country for Old Men." This time around, they target a much smaller...
  • Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

    Film critics, we're often told, don't vote for the Oscars -- but if they did, here's what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/...
  • Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel predicts snubs and surprises for noms

    Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel predicts snubs and surprises for noms
    With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn...
  • John Goodman brings holiday cheer for his 13th time hosting 'SNL'

    John Goodman brings holiday cheer for his 13th time hosting 'SNL'
    “Saturday Night Live” writers must love it when old-time recurring hosts like John Goodman come back to the show: They’re comfortable with themselves, they’re familiar with the way the show works and they’re flexible, willing...