As usual, Oscar noms are full of surprises. And, as usual, what's most stunning is who's missing.
Oscar voters proved they are just plane folks, as "The Aviator" flew off with 11 nominations in balloting for the 77th annual Academy Awards. The Howard Hughes biopic was followed by "Finding…
In the weeks leading up to the Oscars, everybody's a critic -- but can crix pick pics? Critics groups have saluted "Sideways" (L.A., Gotham, S.F., Boston, Chi, Toronto and IFP New York); "Eternal…
Good news and bad news: The 77th annual Oscars will not present any more awards than usual. While this will please viewers who dread a longer-than-average kudocast, it's a blow for those who were…
Most comedies are so formulaic that it's a good sign when, 20 minutes into a film, the audience has no idea what's going to happen. Writer-director Paul Weitz has added so many curves, twists and…
One Academy member, talking about "Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera," enthuses, "I can't wait to see it. I hear it is sumptuous, sumptuous, sumptuous." He could add a fourth sumptuous…
In an annual ritual, pundits -- studio execs, journalists, publicists and educated onlookers -- guess about the virtues and shortcomings of current awards contenders and inevitably someone will sadly…
Beyond the 25 contenders that look set to gather at least two major noms, several of this year's films feature standout performances and/or other artistic merits that have people talking.
"The Passion of the Christ" will be considered for Golden Globe awards, but "Fahrenheit 9/11" won't. "Passion," which Newmarket released domestically, is eligible in the foreign-language category as…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has 11 films competing in the feature-toon race, but two question marks met different fates: Warner Bros.' "The Polar Express" was included, but…
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