| Jan 15, 2009
Heading into the 1989 Sundance Film Festival -- back then known as the Utah/U.S. Film Festival -- Steven Soderbergh harbored no illusions about setting the film world on fire with his debut feature, "sex, lies, and videotape." Upon arrival in Park City,...
| Aug 6, 2008
| 2:16 PM
Like "Control," the recent Anton Corbijn treatment of rock star Ian Curtis' short life, the powerful British drama " Boy A" announces its gravitas with a look—organically achieved, with cinematography, production design and direction working...
| Sep 28, 2008
Paul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
| Sep 27, 2008
Paul Newman may be a beloved movie icon to those of us older than, say, 40. But many of the nation's younger moviegoers may have seen only one Newman movie in their lives: "Cars," in which he provides the voice to the old racer Doc Hudson.
| Sep 27, 2008
Paul Newman had the face of a movie star but he never let his looks get in his way.
During an acting career that spanned six decades, Newman, who died Friday at 83, brought to life some of the most vivid characters in American cinema and avoided the...
| Sep 27, 2008
| 8:44 AM
Paul Newman, the legendary movie star and irreverent cultural icon who created a model philanthropy fueled by profits from a salad dressing that became nearly as famous as he was, has died. He was 83.
Newman died Friday at his home near Westport, Conn.,...
| Jan 30, 2008
OK, so Angelina, Denzel and Keira didn't get asked to the Oscar prom. They shouldn't shed too many tears over their absence from this year's nominations.
After all, they're in very good company. From Humphrey Bogart ("The Maltese Falcon") and Marilyn...
| Sep 30, 2008
BEFORE Lee Atwater became a political hit man and before "Rovian" was written into the nation's campaign lexicon, the campaign against actress Helen Gahagan Douglas symbolized the viciousness of politics by smear.
Douglas, a liberal Democrat who ran...
| Oct 15, 2008
A good IMAX film usually combines eye-popping visuals with a "teachable moment," a little history, geology, biology or what not, tucked in between the pretty pictures. Grand Canyon Adventure, opening Saturday at the Orlando Science Center, more than fills...
| Oct 28, 2008
Bestselling author Tony Hillerman began writing his contemporary mystery novels set in the Navajo region of the Southwest, in part, he once said, because "they have a fascinating religious philosophy and a lot of good values."
And, he told Newsweek...
| Nov 12, 2008
Joe Hyams, a former Hollywood columnist and bestselling author of books ranging from biographies of Humphrey Bogart and James Dean to a popular tome on Eastern philosophy, has died. He was 85.
Hyams, a longtime Los Angeles resident who moved to Penrose,...
| Apr 14, 2008
ESPN Films will team up with Robert Redford's production company on an upcoming biopic about baseball pioneers Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey.
The Robinson-Rickey project, which has been in development for some time with a variety of directors, will...