Local pics took a whopping 59.5% share at the Japanese box office in 2008, up from 47% in 2007, according to figures from the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan (Eiren).
Howard has long been a beloved figure in Hollywood, and he has the track record with the Academy that shows it isn't afraid to reward him for his efforts.
It's a true Hollywood scenario: Warner Bros. absorbs New Line. Warner Bros. fires most of New Line staff, including its co-founders, Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne. Warner Bros. embraces a new New Line…
Van Sant's commercial and more mainstream work has turned the Academy's head before, with "Good Will Hunting."
Renowned cinematographer Ellen Kuras spent 23 years following a Laotian family's life in Brooklyn after the Vietnam War. It's a labor of love that's gripping, lyrical and beautifully scored by Oscar…
Werner Herzog's trip to Antarctica represents another triumph in a long career divided between documentaries and features. It's gorgeously shot, perfectly capturing the odd mystery of the land.
'The Garden' has a hometown advantage, as it tracks a (celebrity-supported) community garden that sprang up in South Central Los Angeles following the 1992 Rodney King riots, a 14-acre oasis…
Benicio del Toro got a big shoutout at the SAG Awards from Sean Penn. But otherwise it's been a rough road for "Che," Steven Soderbergh's two-part Che Guevara opus.
Though it hasn't taken home much in the way of awards-season hardware, this movie-within-a-movie about Hurricane Katrina and its awful aftermath has been lighting up critics' top-10 lists.
As with the rest of the independent film world, German sales companies are eager to see the lay of the land now that the global financial crisis is in full swing -- and the European Film Market will…
James Marsh's look at Philippe Petit's daring 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers has already won nearly every critics prize leading up to the Oscars. It's artistic and…