Hayden Christensen


Christensen, who received good notices as the lying, cheating journalist Stephen Glass in "Shattered Glass," reprises his two-faced role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in "Star Wars: Episode III -…

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Jessica Biel


To play fighter pilot Kara Wade in "Stealth," the 22-year-old Biel lowered her voice and turned up her sense of humor, strategies she felt would make her appear more mature onscreen. She felt drawn…

Rachel McAdams


Standout turns in "Mean Girls" and "The Notebook" earned her notice last year. This year, McAdams is a woman stuck on an airplane -- kidnapped by the vicious man in the seat beside her -- in the…

Eight simple rules


Whether you see the industry from a studio or a theatrical viewpoint -- or from somewhere in between -- it's a safe bet that your segment's fortunes are affected by factors from across the business…

Best in show


From luxury seating to cutting-edge floor coverings, state-of-the-art sound systems to on-site ticketing devices, if it can enhance the moviegoing experience, chances are it will be found on…

Summer preview: August


LAST YEAR: Aug. 6 Top Titles (weeks in release)1. “Collateral” (1) $25 million2. “The Village” (2) $17 million3. “The Bourne Supremacy” (3) $14 millionWeekend total: $113 million AUG. 5 Doom…

Geroge Lucas


Before Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the force in "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith," director George Lucas will be saluted at ShoWest for being a force in his own…

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