August 14, 2012 |
Tommy Lee Jones as Gen. Douglas MacArthur; Colin Firth as a loser golfer and Nick Cassavetes' meditation on drugs and modern society are just a few of the new movie treats added to the packed slate at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Announced Tuesday morning, TIFF revealed a handful of world premieres to bow at the northern festival, set to begin Sept. 6. Jones stars opposite Matthew Fox in "The Emperor," a film from Peter Webber ("Girl With a Pearl Earring") that centers on the American occupation of Japan following World War II. WATCH: 5 trailers from TIFF to get you in the mood Firth will play a failed golf pro in the offbeat love story "Arthur Newman," a story about a loser who is so distraught with his current life that he fakes his own death and creates a new identity for himself.
November 1, 2004 |
With six movies out this fall, Jude Law runs the risk of extreme overexposure. But give the 31-year-old British heartthrob credit: He never does anything twice. He was the heroic action star in the September release "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" and is an ambitious yuppie executive in the current comedy "I (heart) Huckabees." But it's his latest role, as the charming cad in the comedy-drama "Alfie," which opens Friday, that's tailor-made for the two-time Oscar nominee.
October 10, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Mindful that you might be reading this over breakfast, we'll spare you the gruesome zombie photos and instead give you Danai Gurira, below, as the mysterious Michonne, to herald the return of the apocalyptic horror-drama "The Walking Dead. " (AMC, 9 p.m.) MONDAY Driven from his tribal lands, determined to keep a promise to his dying son, a Native American sues the federal government, and a little-known chapter in U.S. history is revealed, in the new documentary "Standing Bear's Footsteps.
May 4, 2008 |
"Hey, buds, let's party!" Sean Penn yelled out to the crowd on the last day of the Coachella music festival. And party they did. Not just on the ginormous carnival-like festival grounds but also at soirees around the desert. On April 26, the unofficial Prince pre-party took place at "Smurf Village," where a mushroom-filled walkway led bikini-clad revelers into a mansion in nearby Rancho Mirage. 1. Joel Madden of Good Charlotte hyped poolside partyers, including his baby mama, Nicole Richie, and Taryn Manning, by spinning the Beastie Boys as well as, yep, the Artist.
January 14, 2007
With its increasing proximity to the Oscar nomination deadline, the once-sleepy Palm Springs International Film Festival awards has burst into a serious A-list star scene. This year's 18th annual black tie gala Jan. 6 honored a slew of potential Oscar contenders, including "Babel" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Rinko Kikuchi and Adriana Barraza; and "Little Children" director Todd Field. 1.
August 8, 2007 |
PITTSBURGH -- Maybe it's this former steel town's blue-collar tradition. Or its down-to-earth reputation. Or its many connections to the entertainment industry. Whatever the reason, Pittsburgh has become a popular setting for TV shows. Spike TV's bank heist miniseries "The Kill Point" is set here and was shot here too.
December 6, 2006 |
Disney / Touchstone Spellbinding turns in "The Prestige" by Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. Rudy Youngblood has an outside chance for "Apocalypto." Focus Features Derek Luke has momentum for "Catch a Fire." Fox Searchlight Oscar may shine on Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland"), Richard Griffiths ("The History Boys"), Aaron Eckhart ("Thank You for Smoking") and, possibly, Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine").
June 25, 2013 |
The British are coming! To the attention of the U.S. film industry, that is. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Tuesday that it would launch “Brits to Watch: The Screenings,” a showcase of up-and-coming film talent from the United Kingdom. The series, in partnership with the British Council, will be shown in Los Angeles and New York over a 12-month period. It will kick off on July 25 with director Clio Bernard's “The Selfish Giant,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. FULL COVERAGE: Film festivals Stemming from BAFTA's 2011 "Brits to Watch" initiative, which introduced 42 British newcomers to the U.S. film industry at a gala event in Los Angeles, the screening series will allow each actor, director, writer or producer to introduce, and then screen a sample of his or her work to the audience.
October 17, 2013 |
Like father, like son. "2 Jacks," Bernard Rose's cleverly faithful adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's short story "Two Hussars," takes place over the course of two wild nights in Hollywood. In the first, presented mostly in black and white except for some whimsical tinted accents, legendary director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston) sweeps into town to raise money for his next picture, which he's shooting in the Belgian Congo. Apparently penniless, with a reputation for making movies that don't make any money, he skates by on the goodwill of sycophants in a Hollywood version of how Hollywood works.
October 19, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 21 - 27 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SPECIALS Funny as Hell 2012: More performances from the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal (8 p.m. BBC America). MOVIES A Nanny's Revenge: A woman schemes to punish the man she blames for the death of her parents in this 2012 TV drama starring Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Victoria Pratt (8 p.m. Lifetime). I Married Who?