"Ogu and Mampato in Rapa Nui" marks a fair start for the fledgling Chilean animation industry. Displaying a bit too much dependence on the Katzenberg style of Disney filmmaking, pic combines the…
Feature debut of British writer/director Gary Wicks, "Endgame" is a thriller in much the same vein as "Sexy Beast" and "Gangster No. 1." The twist is that the lead gangster has a "rent boy" -- i.e.…
Paramount Pictures has decided it needs another paycheck in order to make "Paycheck." Studio has agreed to bring on DreamWorks to co-finance the sci-fi thriller, which will topline Ben Affleck with…
Should Columbia win the top Academy Award for "Adaptation," the studio would earn its 13th best picture trophy, a record among studios.
The following are the best picture winners and noms from the critics orgs and other notable awards to date.
Writer Theodore Sturgeon was tired of having to defend science-fiction from seemingly constant attacks on its literary worth when he famously said in 1953 that, yes, 90% of science fiction is crud -…
Dish - Michael Fleming
A Wide 'Net - Travis F. Smith
Like faint smoke signals on the horizon, there were hints as early as 1992 that the indies were ready to storm Oscar's barricades. In that year, half of the 20 acting nominees were from non-studio…
"National Security" comes off as a retro reprise of those slam-bang, buddy-buddy action-comedies that proliferated throughout the '80s in the wake of "48 HRS." Disposable popcorn flick may generate…
Roughly 25 years ago a generation of filmmakers arrived in Hollywood armed with a new aesthetic.