| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:31 AM
“The Fifth Estate” is Bill Condon’s new movie about celebrity and journalism in the Internet age, and it isn’t about Miley Cyrus' blog posts.
Instead, the subjects of the director’s cameras are Julian Assange and WikiLeaks,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
TV fueled a big debut on the U.S. album chart last week, as singer-starlet Ariana Grande captured a No. 1 album with her debut offering.
Grande's "Yours Truly" (Republic) bowed at the top with 138,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:00 PM
With most eyes looking for reviews of films premiering out of the Toronto International Film Festival over the next week, it was a surprise to some when reviews hit the Web on Friday morning of the upcoming action-drama "Captain Phillips," starring Tom...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
NEW YORK — For years, the New York Film Festival was a quaint afterthought on the fall festival circuit, good for locals to catch up on indie titles but devoid of much Hollywood fizz.
The Lincoln Center event has become an...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When Kent Jones took the reins of the New York Film Festival last year from its leader of 25 years, Richard Pena all eyes were focused on how his stewardship would shift the tenor, tone and aesthetic of the venerable 50-year-old fest. Now, with the full...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Alfonso Cuaron's 3-D sci-fi drama "Gravity" will probably have major pull with moviegoers at the box office this weekend.
The film starring Sandra Bullock as an astronaut stranded in space is expected to launch with a healthy $45 million, according...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Fans of TV series like "Strike Back," "Graceland," "Gossip Girl" and "Teen Wolf" can catch their favorite actors on the big screen sometime next year in the indie feature film "Undrafted."
The baseball film stars Philip Winchester of "Strike Back,"...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In 2011, I sat down for a lengthy interview with Justin Timberlake, who told me that he was having the time of his life as a big screen star. Even though he'd experienced a few setbacks ("I bombed all my auditions," he confessed), he was in the middle...
| Oct 17, 2013
One challenge facing screenwriters and directors today towers above the rest. It is this: How do you make something vital and interesting out of a story of guys, in a sweat, looking at keyboards?
"The Social Network" solved the problem by, among other...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah.
Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:14 AM
"Fifty Shades of Grey" novelist E.L. James announced Monday morning on Twitter that Dakota Johnson had won the coveted role as college graduate Anastasia Steele in the adaptation of her bestselling erotic novel.
The role of Anastasia is the biggest to...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When casting news for the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic romance novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" broke over the long weekend, reactions were muddled with expressions running from "Finally!" to "Seriously?!"
The announcements came Monday via James'...