| Jul 6, 2008
| 11:02 AM
"Hancock," a film about a petulant, perpetually drunken superhero, proved to be review-proof as well as bulletproof this weekend, overwhelming competitors and giving star Will Smith his fifth top-selling film on a Fourth of July weekend.
| Nov 15, 2009
What does a renowned, Harvard-educated, Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music composer say just after the standing-ovation world premiere of his new symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of its...
| Dec 17, 2008
Rumor has it that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may actually honor some movies at this year's Oscar ceremony. Movies, as opposed to, you know, filmsfilms.
Movies are those big, loud, colorful things that play on many cineplex big...
| Feb 8, 2009
The "Slumdog Millionaire" juggernaut continues as the drama dominated the British Academy Film Awards, winning seven Sunday evening.
"Slumdog," which revolves around an impoverished Indian teenager, won outstanding film, director for Danny Boyle, adapted...
| Jan 4, 2009
An animated Israeli film that's taken on unexpected timeliness in recent days won the top award Saturday from U.S. film critics.
"Waltz With Bashir," Ari Folman's animated documentary chronicling his coming to terms with repressed memories of his...
| Feb 15, 2009
"Slumdog Millionaire" and "Wall-E" were the big winners Sunday evening at the 59th annual ACE Eddie Awards.
Chris Dickens was given the best-edited feature film award for drama for "Slumdog Millionaire" at the gala ceremony at the International...
| Jan 12, 2009
In a ceremony alternatively as solemn and celebratory as the movie that won a leading four prizes -- the rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" -- Sunday night's Golden Globe awards helped focus the Oscar race as it honored the late Heath Ledger for...
| Dec 10, 2008
"Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story.
At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
| Jan 11, 2009
| 5:40 PM
It was a night for underdogs.
"Slumdog Millionaire" continued its Cinderella ways at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards tonight, winning four statuettes: dramatic film, director for Danny Boyle, original score for A.R. Rahman and screenplay for Simon...
| 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, 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...
| Jul 13, 2008
FORTY years ago, at the height of the race between the United States and the Soviet Union to lay claim to the cosmos, a much-anticipated science-fiction movie made its debut, and sci-fi was never the same again.
Kids whose parents dragged them along to...