| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
For months, the entertainment press has been writing about Martin Scorsese's travails to bring his sprawling true-crime comedy "The Wolf of Wall Street" in by year's end, so the film could compete in an already overcrowded Oscar derby. And while the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Film trilogies these days tend to be epic, “Hobbit”-like affairs, the mythology of one film quite literally picked up and furthered in the next, and often in a world not exactly resembling our own.
But trilogies also sometimes come in more...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 12:19 PM
As you read this, David O. Russell's new movie "American Hustle" is, like that giant vat of caloric popcorn, going down at a theater near you. In fact it's going down at 2,507 theaters near someone, a remarkable number for a man who makes wry sideways...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Sometimes, when adapting history for the big screen, a few fabrications are required.
Take, for example, Irving Rosenfeld, the schlubby Bronx huckster Christian Bale plays in the period caper "American Hustle." A consummate swindler with a fondness...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Martin Scorsese earned his ninth Directors Guild of America Award nomination Tuesday morning for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for "The Wolf of Wall Street," his controversial dark comedy about a hedonistic stockbroker.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Aug 22 (TheWrap.com) - Fall is just around the corner, bringing a mixture of Oscar-contenders and holiday blockbusters geared to both the arthouse and Comic-Con set.
On the serious side, just the list of directors is enough to get cinephiles salivating:...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Mark Wahlberg has sold his home in the 90210 ZIP Code for $12.995 million – a million dollars less than the actor-producer was asking when he listed it two years ago.
The contemporary Mediterranean estate, built in 1985, has been updated...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Has Duke Ellington ever saved your life?
David O. Russell knows the answer to that particular question because Ellington's music has rescued him many times. It happened yesterday. It'll probably happen again tomorrow. And it also happens near the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The line between fiction and reality keeps getting blurrier.
So it's little surprise that there are twice as many reality-based films currently vying for awards attention as last year, when one of those, "Argo," took home the best picture Oscar.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
If the "Jackass" movies have always spit exuberantly in the face of age and mortality, it's fitting that co-creators Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine have now given us one devoted to Knoxville's octogenarian alter ego, Irving Zisman....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Mark Wahlberg has sold his home in the 90210 ZIP Code for $12.995 million — $1 million less than the actor-producer was asking when he listed it two years ago.
The contemporary Mediterranean estate, built in 1985, has been updated throughout its...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
True stories have always attracted the attention of Hollywood, but perhaps no year in recent memory has seen so many prominent actors playing real people. From Matthew McConaughey's turn as Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club" to Leonardo DiCaprio...