June 3, 2003 |
The "fish-out-of-water" pitch remains a TV staple, as networks keep returning to the stranger-in-an-even-stranger-land blueprint that guided everything from "Green Acres" to "Northern Exposure." Implicit in the formula, however, is the presumption viewers will want to spend time watching the fish, which is why "Keen Eddie" -- the Fox police drama making a much-belated premiere tonight -- will likely get flushed.
March 7, 2010 |
No matter what happens at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, lead actress nominee Sandra Bullock is a winner this weekend -- although not necessarily in the way aspiring young actors might dream of. Bullock, who drew raves for her performance in "The Blind Side," was honored twice Saturday for something very different at the 30th annual Razzie Awards, which tweak Hollywood in a good-natured way every Oscar weekend for the films it cranked out...
January 13, 2013 |
HBO's "Game Change" won a Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television Sunday night. Adapted from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's bestselling nonfiction account of the 2008 election, "Game Change" also picked up four Emmys in September. Directed by Jay Roach, it stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain and Woody Harrelson as political strategist Steve Schmidt. "Game Change" beat out "The Girl" (HBO), "Hatfields & McCoys" (History)
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.
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.
March 8, 2009 |
Everyone should talk about: Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" After the album leaked online last month got an advance rave in this paper, there's no reason not to give Clarkson a second chance. "My December" is in the past. Her new disc promises plenty of Pink-style independent woman, kiss-off power pop that shreds her every last vocal cord. In the best way, of course. (Tuesday) -- Got kids? You will want to talk about: "Pinocchio" Forget having a wooden nose.
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.
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.
August 31, 2008 |
Step away from the tweezers. The tapered, pin-thin eyebrows you've been meticulously sculpting every week since the '90s are looking about as dated as a Menudo T-shirt. Call it recession chic (visiting a brow specialist suddenly feels so indulgent), or further proof that we're moving toward a less coiffed -- even grungy -- era in fashion. But bushy brows are back for fall in a big way. Think Brooke Shields in her skin-tight Calvin Klein jeans, with those thick, healthy arches that veiled smoldering eyes.