Preston Sturges was one of the true geniuses of American film -- his slim output included six amazing films in four years (1941-44) -- yet most of his films are still unavailable on DVD. Criterion's…
Showbiz fanned the flames for fantasy fans this weekend: The new "Harry Potter" book launched, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" bowed -- and geeks and fanboys were ardently wooed by Hollywood at…
The year is half over, but in terms of awards, the fun is just beginning. Only a few serious kudos contenders have so far emerged, such as "Cinderella Man" and "Crash"; the bulk of hopefuls arrive…
Hollywood loves biopics, but is the circle of subjects so small that everyone has to fight for the same subject? First there were the dueling Alexander the Great bios, followed by various Howard…
To those who've never been to Cannes, it seems like nonstop exhilaration. To those who are veterans, it just seems nonstop.
Ah, the Cannes Film Festival! The artistry, the hoopla! If you're wondering if it was always this way, the answer is: Oui et non.
Rob Weisbach is in talks to assume the mantle at Miramax Books. The confabs with Weisbach, who is currently Simon & Schuster veepee and editor at large, is a signal that the book brand will continue.
Adding new meaning to the term "Oscar pool," some 800 revelers assembled atop the Beverly Hills Hotel's famed swimming pool and raised more than $4 million at the annual Night Before party. For the…
Ooh, "Baby"! Warner Bros.' "Million Dollar Baby" got the golden gloves treatment Sunday night, landing four Oscars, including best picture, director for Clint Eastwood, actress Hilary Swank and…
Oscarcast producer Gil Cates said Friday that some of Sunday's awards will presented in a "very new and unconventional way," but the changes were not done to grab ratings: "They were made to make a…