January 20, 2009 |
Totaled together, the first two "Chronicles of Narnia" films grossed nearly $1.2 billion around the world, making it one of the most successful box-office franchises in recent years. So why would Disney, which co-financed and co-produced the films with Phil Anschutz's Walden Media, walk away from such a valuable property? The back story is messy, involving an ugly dispute between Disney and Anschutz, a true battle of the titans.
November 11, 2011 |
"Killing Bono" whips up a frenzied mix of musical jealousy, wishful stardom and farcical lucklessness into a movie too slippery to hold onto. Inspired by the memoir of Irish music journalist Neil McCormick, who as an aspiring musician watched his schoolmates become U2 while he toiled away in failing bands, the movie grafts onto Neil's story the dramatic notion that he prevented his guitar-playing brother Ivan from being part of the original U2 lineup in...
September 6, 2012 |
I like that Bradley Cooper has used his recent success to choose projects with an intellectual bent, ones that should give us more to chew over than whether "Hangover 3" will be even remotely funny. Some day he's going to find the right mind-game match. But today is not that day and "The Words" is not that movie. It's a snooze. Like a bedtime story for adults, much of the film is framed by scenes of wildly popular author Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid) as he reads excerpts from his latest bestseller, titled "The Words.
May 11, 2008 |
You will talk about: Death Cab for Cutie's new album, "Narrow Stairs," which Rolling Stone dubbed "strangely compelling" and MTV pronounced "unquestionably the best thing that the group has ever done." Expect to see more love for Jack Kerouac and even darker shades to the group's signature melancholy. (Tuesday) -- We should talk about: Duffy. The Welsh soul siren makes her U.S. debut with the album "Rockferry," which has been perched atop the U.K. charts for several weeks.
February 6, 2013 |
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are dating - OMG! Someone alert Gossip Girl! Yes, the teen drama stars, she of the recently wrapped "Gossip Girl" and he of the long-canceled "The OC," have been dating for several weeks and were recently photographed together, Us Weekly first reported . Pardon us, but: Blair Waldorf + Seth Cohen =
August 1, 1987 |
John B. Connally, a three-time Texas governor and a Cabinet member under two presidents, filed personal and business bankruptcy papers Friday. Connally made the filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here, said Bob Williams, U.S. District Court deputy clerk. Barnes-Connally Partnership, which Connally formed with former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, filed for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy laws, while Connally filed under Chapter 11 for protection from creditors.