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…
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…
The disc is in the mail. Miramax has kicked off screener season by mailing out DVDs of "Kill Bill Vol. 2" to Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voters.
In the past few years, some kudos pundits were skeptical that Academy voters would give the top prize to a musical or a fantasy-adventure. But "Chicago" and "The Lord of the Rings" wound up in the…
Welcome to the Screener Snafus: Year Two. Oscar voters will be getting their free DVD players by Thanksgiving, but Cinea's ambitious screener plans seem to be on hold until next year. The bottom…
Christopher Reeve, who became a star in the "Superman" films but grew more famous as a spokesman for the disabled after becoming paralyzed from the neck down, died Sunday in Bedford, N.Y., from heart…
As the Oscar race heats up, some of the year's highest-profile foreign films are dropping out of the foreign-language race. What's wrong with this picture?
Janet Leigh, the beautiful blonde who starred in such Hollywood classics as "Touch of Evil" and "The Manchurian Candidate" but will forever be known for her shower scene in "Psycho," died Sunday at…