It's later than you think. Sony Pictures Classics has given an unofficial kickoff to the awards season by mailing screeners of "Junebug" to kudos voters. Some execs may be dismayed that the season is…
Many DVD "special editions" are cynical attempts to seduce consumers into buying something they already own. But, four years after Warner Home Video's last edition of "Ben-Hur," the company is…
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…