Zombies have taken over the world—not literally, of course, but thanks to a string of recent successes, it feels as though everyone has zombie fever. More »
Note worthy: Morgan Neville's 'Twenty Feet from Stardom' tunes in to music's unsung heroes, backup singers
Backup singers. We may not know their names, but we've all heard their work, on songs by The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder. More »
Edmund Kean, the stage Hamlet, and Edmund Gwenn, the screen Santa, died 126 years apart, with the same last words on their lips: “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” More »
"I was never a fan," confesses J.J. Abrams. He's talking about the “Star Trek” series created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966. So Abrams was surprised when he was asked to direct Star Trek, the 2009 franchise reboot that earned almost $400 million worldwide. More »
U.K. writer-director-editor director Ben Wheatley, 40, likes a good laugh as much as the next man, though that might not be immediately apparent from a quick look at his feature-film credits. More »
Now that first-graders are eligible for Best Actress Oscar consideration, the girl most likely to follow the lead of Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild seems to be the also exotically named, likewise six-when-she-filmed-it Onata Aprile, a pint-sized heart-tugger who plays the dickens out of the titular role in Millennium Films’ What Maisie Knew. More »
Ariel Vromen's The Iceman, based on the life and crimes of 1970s Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski, is a throwback with a modern twist: Kuklinski is a natural-born killer, amoral and ambitious, but he's also a devoted family man. More »
There are those very rare films that grab you right away and hold you, with a combination of wit, verve, technique, a perfect cast and an irresistibly compelling premise. In the House surely is one of them... More »
Novelist Stephenie Meyer specializes in impossible romances. In The Host, Meyer creates a love rectangle, in which two guys fall in love, one with an alien soul and the other with a human, both living in the same body. More »
Zack Snyder’s overblown, overlong and overdone Superman reboot features a charming star turn by Henry Cavill but buries him inside a drearily violent, flashback-riddled story. More »
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