| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Hollywood is already planning a movie about WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, who was found not guilty of "aiding the enemy" on Tuesday for his role in one of the biggest intelligence leaks in U.S. history.
Oscar-winning documaker Alex Gibney...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:05 PM
One of James Gandolfini's final films is coming to theaters in September.
"Enough Said," Nicole Holofcener's romantic dramedy that stars the late "Sopranos" actor as a romantic lead, will open in limited release on Sept. 20, studio Fox Searchlight said...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
For the benefit of reporters and critics, every film that opens theatrically is accompanied by a press kit full of valuable background information about the production, talent involved and the filmmakers' intentions. Unlike the articles...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It's become a formula for Broadway success: Pick a well-known play, cast a star, limit the run to drive up demand and watch box office take off.
But as Broadway's current crop of plays now achieve profitability (or fail to), the lineup of recent hits vs....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"White House Down" is a hoot and a half, a shameless popcorn entertainment that is preposterous and diverting in just about equal measure.
This story of "the worst day this country ever had" — a roughly 12-hour period when an armed paramilitary...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:30 PM
It's no knock on James Gandolfini to note that this remarkable and galvanizing actor was not exactly a chameleon. He was and will forever be defined by Tony Soprano, to the point where it became almost impossible to see the actor on the bigscreen and to...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Even at 80, Costa-Gavras is fighting the good fight.
The Greek-born, naturalized French writer-director best known for his politically charged films such as 1969's Oscar-winning "Z" and 1982's "Missing," found himself in the middle of police action in...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how to come back as a house cat in my next life.
The Skinny: I now am one of those people who no longer has a home phone. It feels a little weird even though I never used it and didn't even know the number. Will...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Peter Rainer, noted Christian Science Monitor film critic, Bloomberg News columnist and reviewer for NPR's FilmWeek, reflects upon his three-decade career in "Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era."
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — When screenwriter Mark Boal went seeking Pentagon and CIA help on last year's hit movie "Zero Dark Thirty," he wooed glamour-starved official Washington with the classic Hollywood pitch: Let's do lunch.
Boal promised "a real L.A....
| Jun 27, 2013
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In March, it was “Olympus Has Fallen.” Now the security breach is more directly described as “White House Down.” We're very close to a title just spelling out, “Oh Crap, The Oval Office Is On Fire.”...