Movies

'American Hustle' Is Scorsese Played for Laughs
December 12, 2013

David O. Russell's American Hustle is little bit Martin Scorsese, a little bit Preston Sturges.

Map: Blockbuster Video Isn't Dead Yet—in Other Countries, Anyway
November 07, 2013

Blockbuster LLC, the once-ubiquitous video rental chain, will close its remaining 300 stores in the United States and end its mail DVD rental service by January 2014, parent company Dish Network Corporation said Wednesday in a press release.

America: Celebrities Can Make a Real-World Difference, But Few Do (Chart)
November 06, 2013

Angelina Jolie tops a poll about the most effective celebrities-turned-advocates.

'Captain Phillips' Will Pummel You Into Submission
You won't even notice Tom Hanks's awful Boston accent
October 10, 2013

Paul Greengrass could make the most mundane human activity—slouching in a work cubicle, napping in a hammock—feel dramatic.

A Jolly Good Fellini
July 13, 1963
October 09, 2013

Like most autobiographical works Federico Fellini's scintillating new film 8 ½ reveals something more than its author intended. Begin with the title.

A New Spielberg; and Others.
December 10, 1993
October 09, 2013

Steven Spielberg has made his own Holocaust museum.

Hollywood Is in Trouble, and We're All Going to Pay
August 12, 2013

It's been a tough summer for the film industry. A number of high profile films have tanked at the box office, and even Steven Spielberg—the man commonly assumed to have birthed the blockbuster era—is predicting the "implosion" of Hollywood.

Johnny Depp's Delusions About Why 'The Lone Ranger' Flopped
August 06, 2013

Variety has a horrifying article—"horrifying" because of the levels of self-deception and insanity it depicts—about The Lone Ranger, the biggest catastrophe of Hollywood's summer.

The End of Leading Men
Why do A-list actors' films keep flopping?
August 05, 2013

American men aren’t sure what it means to be an American man anymore.

Nate Silver is About to Take All the Fun Out of Oscar Night
July 22, 2013

Nate Silver, the stat guru moving soon from The New York Times to ESPN/ABC, will cover sports, as he did early in his career. According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Silver will continue do politics, where he achieved fame and renown.

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