| 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, 2008
Heath Ledger, whose chiseled good looks made him a heartthrob to millions and who won movie fame for playing a tragic homosexual cowboy, was found dead in a Manhattan apartment today, police said.
The body of the Australian actor, who won an Academy...
| Jan 23, 2009
Like some Zen master clandestinely operating in the heart of Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has perfected the art of offering surprises without being surprising. Though specific Oscar nominations can be unexpected, the...
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2009
| 5:51 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The MTV Movie Awards were held Sunday evening at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City.
"Twilight" dominated the awards show, taking home top honors for "Best Movie," while Robert Pattinson won three statues for "Breakthrough...
| Nov 10, 2008
The nominees for the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards were announced on Monday (Nov. 10), providing their usual populist contrast to the Emmys, Oscars and Grammys.
While the Oscars may be prone to honoring things like "No Country For Old Men" and the...
| May 4, 2008
THE trailers for "The Dark Knight" have shown quite a bit of Heath Ledger's scabbier, surlier reinvention of the Joker (think of Malcolm McDowell's thug from "A Clockwork Orange" but with kelp-colored hair, scars and a hyena laugh), but the producers have...
| Jun 27, 2008
Heath Ledger and Conway Wickliffe receive special posthumous tributes at the end of the Batman sequel "The Dark Knight"
Entertainment journalists, who began getting their first look at the heavily hyped Warner Bros. release this week, stuck around for...
| Jul 6, 2008
THE BRITISH filmmaker Christopher Nolan has the mien of a passionate literature professor (passionate, that is, in the British sense of the term) and, last December, he spoke about the young actor Heath Ledger as if he were the most fascinating manuscript...
| Jul 15, 2008
This Dark Knight is much more than simply Batman 2.0. It's a re-tooling, a re-load of the franchise Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale revived three summer's ago.
It is crammed with great actors, with a delicious and bittersweet farewell from the...
| Jul 14, 2008
His face is a triptych of granite-like features. When the camera focuses on Ron Perlman, it captures, with clarity, the sum of his distinguished parts -- the lantern jaw, the deep-set eyes and the high, square forehead.
Perlman is 6 feet 2, which...
| Jul 16, 2008
The risk with a movie as good as "The Dark Knight" is overhyping it to the degree that people come out saying, "I was expecting cinema and all I got was a comic book movie."
So I'll say that I'm prepared to call "The Dark Knight" the finest comic book...