Conventional-wisdom says that the Academy simply won't allow 1996 to repeat itself in 1997, and permit last year's Oscar dominance by indie and foreign films.
Pic's biggest Oscar battle will be to counter its reputation as a commercial project. Not helping is the possessory "John Grisham's" in front of the title.
The other movie this year aside from "Boogie Nights" to center on the anatomical Mr. Happy also was a huge independent hit in this indie-trendy era.
Charlie Gibson, co-anchor of ABC's troubled "Good Morning America," is expected to ink a new pact to host A&E Network's signature series "Biography," but likely will remain with the Alphabet web and…
If there was one picture this year that seemed destined to reap the whole works, it's Steven Spielberg's "Amistad."
Not since "Chinatown" (1974) has a film about the corrupt past of Los Angeles been turned out with the buzz of "L.A. Confidential."
In 1997, Joss Whedon and Kevin Williamson emerged out of the ink-stained, albeit well-paid, screenwriting underclass, ascending to the rarefied air of TV and film moguldom.
While most critics are quick to cast stones at Celine Dion's schmaltzy repertoire and over-the-top readings, the music industry is grateful she existed in 1997.
Using every trick available, from talking babies to digitally enhanced fireballs, advertising agencies recently have found themselves reaching for movie-like magic at movie-like prices for 30-second…
Gillian Armstrong's Australian love story, based on Peter Carey's novel, "Oscar and Lucinda,'' enormously benefits from being one of the few epics this season --- albeit lining up against more amply…
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$174.9M Disney 22.52%
Rio 22Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$52.9M Fox 17.90%
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$7.0M Sony / TriStar -10.21%