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Sun, 15 Jun 2008 01:12:35 GMTNew “Get Smart” mission: Adapt sitcom for the movies. Laughs and profits at risk.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:12:57 GMTA retrospective celebrates the career of Japan’s most distinguished living actor, Tatsuya Nakadai, who has made well over 100 movies.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:45:53 GMTThe new movie about Dr. Bruce Banner is called “The Incredible Hulk.” But let’s not get carried away: “The Adequate Hulk” would have been a more suitable title.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:47:52 GMT“The Happening” is a divertingly goofy thriller with an animistic bent, moments of shivery and twitchy suspense and a solid lead performance from Mark Wahlberg.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:04:59 GMT“My Winnipeg,” which combines archival documentary images with freshly shot passages, is more concerned with lyrical truth than with literal accuracy.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:03:19 GMT“Chris & Don: A Love Story” examines a complicated and enduring relationship that raised eyebrows even in Hollywood.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:13:50 GMT“Beauty in Trouble” uses the changing moods of water as both metaphor and frame for the infinite adaptability of human emotions.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:01:49 GMT“Quid Pro Quo” hovers in a noir-shaded twilight zone where repressed memories and guilt merge in an obsession with physical and emotional paralysis.
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:14:48 GMTFew filmmakers make the end of days seem as hauntingly beautiful as Werner Herzog does in “Encounters at the End of the World.”
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:11:00 GMTMax Kohn (Otto Tausig), the aging Lothario of “Love Comes Lately,” is very much like the movie itself: doddering and milquetoasty, but ultimately disarming.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:12:39 GMTIn “To the Limit,” Thomas and Alexander Huber run up rocks the way some of us run up credit cards — rapidly, fearlessly and with little regard for consequences.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:12:10 GMTI take no pleasure in dumping on a 25-year-old pseudo-experimental nature documentary, but neither did I find much to like in “Blue Planet.”
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:11:41 GMTSo earnest it hurts, “Kicking It” follows a half-dozen homeless men from around the globe as they ready for the fourth annual Homeless World Cup in Cape Town.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 06:09:35 GMT“Warsaw Bridge,” which takes place mostly in Barcelona and is directed by Pere Portabella, is not shy about declaring a debt to Buñuelian surrealism.
Mon, 09 Jun 2008 02:48:14 GMTThis fragmentary portrait of the British filmmaker, painter, set designer and writer Derek Jarman, is a cinematic scrapbook of the life and times of an iconoclast, aesthete and provocateur.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:00:54 GMTSober contemplation of man’s inhumanity to man and those who combat it is the essential value of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:33:37 GMTA traveling exhibit at M.I.T. offers a good opportunity to assess what Chantal Akerman, a hero of the avant-garde cinema, has been up to over the last decade.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:25:28 GMTDaniel Craig was sent to the hospital after suffering a minor hand injury while filming “Quantum of Solace,” the latest James Bond movie, near London, The Associated Press reported.
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 05:36:24 GMTKaufman Astoria Studios, one of New York City’s three largest movie studios, is moving ahead with a major expansion plan, nine years after it was announced.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 12:02:39 GMT“Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” has no sex and not much of a city. But this G-rated movie is shaping up as Hollywood’s next serious bid for female viewers.
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 04:15:10 GMTLionsgate Entertainment honors Sophia Loren and Catherine Deneuve, two near-mythological figures of the European cinema, with boxed sets of seldom-seen films.
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 05:04:31 GMTMr. Anderson grew up in Hollywood in a movie family and played the young George Bailey in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 02:26:11 GMTAn apprenticeship program started by Rolex pairs developing artists with masters.
Mon, 09 Jun 2008 15:05:16 GMTMr. Risi helped establish a new style that became internationally known as commedia all’italiana.
Mon, 09 Jun 2008 22:17:56 GMTDespite its enduring legacy, the movie studio hasn’t fit the profile of a full-fledged production company in years.
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 19:43:17 GMTIn 1947 the lovable Little Tramp met emergent McCarthyism in “Monsieur Verdoux.”
Sat, 31 May 2008 01:08:21 GMTAn oral biography of the comedian Chris Farley.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 09:42:03 GMTThe film has earned an estimated $55.7 million since Thursday, making it an unconventional summer hit.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 07:13:36 GMTA fire at NBC Universal’s studio lot in Universal City, Calif., destroyed a vault full of movie and television images and parts of the popular studio tour. At least six firefighters were injured.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:23:46 GMTIn the gender wars, men generally win the race to the bottom. This past week though, women were the ones who seemed completely preoccupied by the reproductive act.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:04:48 GMTRyan Kavanaugh pleaded no contest to, and was convicted of, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol, while more serious charges were dropped.
Fri, 30 May 2008 17:34:44 GMTIan Fleming, had he lived, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday. James Bond, his greatest invention, is ageless and immortal.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 22:02:32 GMTDario Argento’s latest danse macabre, “Mother of Tears,” starring his daughter Asia, is his usual blend of beauty and brutality.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:53:28 GMTFashion has been a regular character defining trait throughout the “Sex and the City” series, and in the film version, the fashion is jaw-droppingly fantastic.
Sun, 01 Jun 2008 04:57:06 GMTTwo years in, the merger of Disney and Pixar is notable for how well the two companies have made it work.
Fri, 09 May 2008 04:21:47 GMT“Speed Racer” sets out to honor and refresh a youthful enthusiasm from the past and winds up smothering the fun in self-conscious grandiosity.
Fri, 09 May 2008 16:13:28 GMT“Surfwise” has a bohemian vibe and a cool sheen, but it’s an eager-to-please, pleasing commercial enterprise with a reassuring narrative arc.
Fri, 09 May 2008 02:18:04 GMT“Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead” is just about as perfect as a film predicated on the joys of projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea can be.
Sat, 08 Dec 2007 03:07:53 GMTWhile many actresses fantasize about wearing Valentino or Zac Posen on the red carpet, Ellen Page has a completely different idea.
Sat, 15 Dec 2007 06:22:03 GMTThe British actor Ian McShane opens next week as the patriarch Max in Harold Pinter’s “Homecoming,” a man-monster of diminishing powers and, of course, many vulgarities.
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:29:03 GMTThe “Black List” has become the kind of underground document that writers with projects in development pray will mention their script.
Thu, 06 Dec 2007 02:49:36 GMTMiramax may be a smaller and calmer organization under Daniel Battsek, but the studio has nonetheless remained in the thick of the awards race.
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 14:33:37 GMTWiley College is suddenly feeling the glow of celebrity with the release of a film about the school’s debating team.
Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:26:30 GMT“Ford at Fox” is a gargantuan boxed set that assembles 24 of the 50-some films John Ford made for the studio that was his most consistent home.
Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:25:49 GMTAfter months of worrying and diplomatic wrangling, the movie studio that is releasing “The Kite Runner” has whisked to safety four young actors.
Mon, 03 Dec 2007 19:30:27 GMTShe no longer dances naked, but the first-time screenwriter Diablo Cody is still exposing herself.
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:55:22 GMTTwenty-seven years and 16 features after they began their mutual career, John Sayles and Maggie Renzi are still making movies.
Sun, 02 Dec 2007 05:06:21 GMTA documentary about last year’s disputed presidential election has drawn big crowds and generated controversy in Mexico.
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 13:35:41 GMTThe screenwriters called the proposals from producers a “a massive rollback,” and called on their members to continue their walkout.