Live theater's unique ability to put over elaborate romantic epics with a few frantically doubling thesps and a dollop of imagination is the major selling point of "Around the World in 80 Days" at…
Those who view "American Idol" and ultra-violent videogame "Manhunt 2" as harbingers of Western civilization's imminent demise will find a kindred spirit in Amy Freed's "You, Nero."
Golden Globe Nominations: Best Picture Comedy/Musical: 'Burn After Reading,' 'Happy-Go-Lucky,' 'In Bruges,' 'Mamma Mia!,' 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'
Golden Globes Nominations: Director: Danny Boyle, Stephen Daldry, David Fincher, Ron Howard, Sam Mendes
It's as if much of Hollywood were echoing Alvy Singer, offering blithe girlfriend Annie Hall copies of "The Denial of Death" and "Death and Western Thought" with an insistent, "I think you should…
Whenever people say, "They don't make movies like they used to," they're not reckoning on Edward Zwick.
As a dramatization of the man from Nazareth's final week on Earth, "Jesus Christ Superstar" would seem most appropriate as an Easter-time attraction. No matter; this new touring version comes to…
Almost every year, the contenders for Oscar's original-screenplay kudo include one or more newcomers making a splash with their first produced script. At the same time, the adapted-screenplay…
Between high-profile adaptations, veteran scribes are offered all manner of script doctoring and rewrite gigs, though dwelling too long in that (admittedly) lucrative realm comes at a cost.
Production designers for 2008's two biggest comicbook adaptations ranged far afield from the comics to gain inspiration for their differing visions of the battle against evil.
Portrayals of extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances -- from Queen Elizabeth and Edith Piaf to plutocrat Daniel Plainview -- regularly and readily get award attention, filling the…