| May 6, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Tarsem Singh (“The Fall,” “The Cell,” “Immortals” is directing one of two competing “Snow White” adaptations, the one NOT titled “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Julia Roberts is to be the evil...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 4:37 PM
When The Weinsteins pushed ahead with getting Timur Bekmembetov's film of the “Apollo 18″ script — “found footage” of an Apollo mission that was covered up because the astronauts were looking for alien evidence on the moon ...
| Mar 29, 2010
| 4:39 PM
I can't leave the office for two hours to see the Clash of the Titans remake without coming back to a computer bearing the news that Godzilla is about to be remade. Revived. Again. Legendary Pictures and Warners, which did Titans the Remake, will bring...
| Apr 19, 2010
As the screenwriter of "Anonymous," the Roland Emmerich film about the Shakespeare authorship question now in production, I read with great interest James Shapiro's April 11 Times Op-Ed article, "Alas, poor Shakespeare."
I was particularly fascinated...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 11:05 AM
A fresh religious controversy is ripening in the Big Apple. Atheists there want to ban a word from the name of a street.
In the Red Hook neighborhood of New York City, residents got part of a street renamed to honor seven firefighters who died during the...
| Oct 27, 2011
*1/2 (out of four)
A fortnight is about how long it will take you to sort out the overstuffed historical conspiracy theory “Anonymous,” an absurdly structured movie that could have benefited from an iron and a volume knob. It’s a...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:48 PM
Durante mucho tiempo se ha especulado sobre la existencia e identidad de William Shakespeare, figura cumbre de la literatura universal.
La película Anonymous busca dar respuesta a preguntas que han originado debates, libros, tratados e...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 11:39 AM
William Shakespeare was remarkably intelligent and possessed great wit. He wrote of foreign lands like he’d been there first hand. And he wrote like he was a longtime member of the Queen’s court, with a deep knowledge for the ins and outs of...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:06 PM
Anyone who struggled through Shakespeare in high school might find some glee in picturing the Bard as a rude, uneducated, drunken lout who never actually penned his literary masterpieces. Well, that’s according to one theory put forth by the new...
| Oct 29, 2011
Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 3:24 PM
It's Halloween and time to revisit films that help us stare down our most primal fears. But beware: You'll often see religious themes -- actually, anti-religious ones -- woven deeply into the storylines.
"It’s one of the only genres that gives...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Last weekend I went to visit cousins who live in Oak Glen (elevation about 4,700 feet) where autumn was in full and colorful swing. Because of the higher elevation and the crisp nights, the leaves on many of the trees were beginning to show brilliant...