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...
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 =
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.
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.
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February 27, 2007 |
When Hollywood madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson was busted eight years ago, word that police had seized her list of celebrity clients stirred intense curiosity in Hollywood -- and not a little worry. The much-anticipated disclosure of famous names never occurred, however. The evidence presented to the jury that convicted Gibson in 2000 of operating an international prostitution ring included phone books and other records in which, prosecutors said, she listed her customers.