It's been another strong year for animated features, both creatively and at the box office. And the HFPA can nominate five, with the winner possibly making the Oscar list of best pics.
Forget the old saw about comedy not getting any respect. Todd Phillips effectively demolished such thinking with the one-two punch of directing "Due Date" ($211 million worldwide) and "The Hangover…
After making his name with the documentary "King of Kong," director Seth Gordon honed his comedy chops helming the $120 million 2008 hit "Four Christmases" and episodes of "Modern Family," "The…
For a star who once proudly claimed he'd "probably never be in a big Hollywood blockbuster," the past year must have come as a bit of a shock, even to Depp
"Bad Teacher," starring Cameron Diaz as a smokin' hot but oh-so-bad teacher, grossed $215 worldwide and proved that, while most sex symbols are just not that funny and most comediennes are not that…
As if returning for "The Hangover Part II" wasn't enough to make Ed Helms' year, the former "Daily Show" correspondent was promoted to boss of "The Office" after Steve Carell left.
Eager to embrace his inner psycho and totally unfazed by humiliating nudity, Ken Jeong -- as the manic, more-often-nude-than-not Asian mobster Mr. Chow -- not only stole every scene he was in, but…
Following in the footsteps of father Lawrence Kasdan, director Jake Kasdan has carved out a successful career alternating between movies and television, with a focus on comedy. He directed the…
The pop icon-turned-actor, hot off an acclaimed turn in "The Social Network," put the intensity on hold this past year, instead pulling out all the charm stops for the summer releases "Bad Teacher"…
Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous; British composer Ilan Eshkeri's two most recent scores straddle two very different worlds. . .
There's retro, and then there's "The Artist." Shot in B&W, with little dialogue, the French period piece about a '20 silent film star whose career collapses with the advent of talkies was predictably…