| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The hypocrisy at the heart of "The Hunger Games" is irresistible. Novelist Suzanne Collins, whose trilogy has been decreed "awesome" by, among others, my 5th grade son, indicts violence and organized brutality as tools of mass-audience manipulation. Yet...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 12:41 AM
The film versions of the popular books from Harry Potter and Twilight have worked. That is to say, they made lots of money and the fan base was happy.
I thought of the classic novel Lord of the Flies, which this reminded me of. The film versions of...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Every dollar Disney won't get at the box office for the $250-million “John Carter” will probably end up in the pockets of Lionsgate and the other entities behind “The Hunger Games” (which allegedly cost less than half as much). The...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Known to have had emotional problems, a young woman (Amanda Seyfried) tries to convince others that the person who once kidnapped her has taken her sister (Emily Wickersham) in this suspense tale.
Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") plays the one police...
| Aug 21, 2008
ON A hot summer afternoon in the Valley, " American Idol" finalist Katharine McPhee talks about her recent switch from singing to acting and boils down her role in " The House Bunny," which opens Friday, to two words: preggie suit.
"That's what they call...
| Jun 2, 2008
"American Idol" veteran Katharine McPhee is set to join "American Beauty" veteran Wes Bentley in the indie thriller "The Storyteller."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Angelo Masciantonio is directing the project, which will be produced by...
| 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...
| May 11, 2001
Studio executives with Sony Pictures and Universal will be watching the box-office take this weekend, eager to see if The Mummy Returns clobbers its first big competition, the raucous, rocking medieval action comedy, A Knight's Tale. And outside those...