Hours after police cleared the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey, the shooter who walked into the mall just before closing time was found dead in a remote corner of the building.
Meaning the Big One. Argo has been picking up so much steam lately--it copped the PGA, the Golden Globe, and the SAG--that it's looking like a much healthier Best Picture Oscar candidate than it did when they snubbed Ben Affleck for a Best Director nomination. As has been pointed out, Hollywood li ... More >>
Michael Roemer's 1964 drama Nothing But a Man--a classic about a black worker in the South who won't play by the white man's condescending rules--is back at at Film Forum and looking really sturdy. I saw it there on Friday night, where I was impressed all over again by the excellent, unmannered act ... More >>
The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"
And if they do, at least pay the kids scale
Is there any living being alive -- even a slug -- who doesn't know by now that the same four people who've won every acting award in tarnation are going to win the Oscars too? Yes, as sure as silk, Colin Firth will be stoic, Natalie Portman will cry, Christian Bale will have bulging eyes, an ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Plus, camping out at Burlesque
Happy Labor Day! You're probably thinking about picnics or sales, rather than about Joe Hill, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, strikes, solidarity, and such like. That's okay. Enjoy your day off -- which, like any other days off you may have, was won for you long ago by union people getting ... More >>
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
Presenting a '70s hit list where the results aren't pretty
Photo by Kwaku Alston. Like the vast, vast majority of Hollywood, Seth Green is excited to see former President George W. Bush exit the national stage. "I think we've all been encouraged over the last eight years to not participate," said Green just prior to his appearance at last week's New Yor ... More >>
A nasty person would probably say the president of SAG is also the president of sagging. But nasty people ain't me! It's true that Alan Rosenberg, who heads the actors group, flaunts his jowls and wrinkles in a way that seems at odds with the Botoxed bunch he's in charge of. But I think that's absol ... More >>
Here's something else the recession is ruining: strikes. The New York branch of the Screen Actors Guild is resisting calls from the national leadership to strike over payment on internet performances, which issue kept the Writers Guild on the picket lines from last November to Feburary. L.A. is juic ... More >>
I can answer that! Just off the top of my head... (1) Toni Collette. She always brings a deep-rooted sense of integrity to her work. Superstardom has only evaded her because she has so much range that people can’t peg her that easily. Bonus points for being nice.
All right, Ruby Dee didn't go home with the Oscar, but there are no losers at the Academy Awards—only people who have failed to win. And this little legend has a lot to say about theater, film, civil rights, and how to look foxy at 83. So book her! She'll come to your school, your library, and you ... More >>
At 93 and the subject of a new documentary, Norman Lloyd is still in the biz
Studio bosses and talent come to blows in L.A. New York's indie film industry gets caught in the crossfire
Can a doc about an almost-aired cannibal reality show be for real?
Will the public get off, or just the studios?
Reagan's mass firing of air traffic controllers made American skies much less safe in the 1980s. Is Bush's flight plan the same?
A horror-heavy Boris Karloff series robs graves and marries off a fetching corpse bride
Balls to the Wall With Bam Margera & His Crew
How a Bunch of Independent Skateboarders Unionized and Won
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New Yorks Indie Filmmakers Prepare for a Summer Shutdown
High-Profile Athletes Toss Their Jocks, and Sports Bras, Into the Political Ring
Why Paul Newman Nixed PEN's Gala