Robert W. Butler, Jon Niccum and Loey Lockerby concurred that Michael Keaton’s “Birdman” and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” belonged on their individual lists, but there are many other movies our critics believe are among the year’s best. Check out their lists.
Amid threats by a presumed shadowy unit of hackers that had already gone public with the studio’s internal emails, Sony decided to pull the film. The decision could have a long-term effect on moviemaking, the arts and free speech.
Amid threats by a presumed shadowy unit of hackers that had already gone public with the studio’s internal e-mails, Sony decided to pull the film. The decision could have longterm repurcussions on moviemaking, the arts and free speech.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie “The Interview.”
A Roald Dahl story must have a plucky child, like Charlie and his “Chocolate Factory,” or James and his “Giant Peach,” or Matilda Wormwood. And now, DreamWorks announced this week, we have Sophie for Steven Spielberg’s “BFG.”
The four largest theater chains in the U.S. said they would not show the movie, which depicts the assassination of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The film has been at the center of a devastating hacking attack on Sony. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was centrally involved with the attacks on Sony’s computers.
Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of “The Interview” canceled. Leaks of thousands of more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages. The fallout from the Sony Pictures hack exploded Tuesday after the shadowy group calling themselves Guardians of Peace escalated their attack and threatened moviegoers with violence reminiscent of September 11, 2001.
After Sony canceled the release of “The Interview,” which depicts a hapless assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a Dallas-area Alamo Drafthouse theater pledged to screen “Team America: World Police,” which lampoons Kim’s late father, Kim Jong Il.
North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.
A writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her incarceration in a state mental hospital to be opened.
Thomas Pynchon is America's best-known baffling, sometimes-infuriating, writer: His 1973 postmodern opus, "Gravity's Rainbow," both won the National Book Award and caused the Pulitzer Committee to cancel that year's fiction prize after it found the book "unreadable" and "obscene."
"The most cruel dictators are usually, in private, quite charming people," purrs Christoph Waltz in that gloriously precise, Oscar-winning Austrian accent. Not that he'd know. He's not met any, or played a dictator in a movie - yet. But give him time.
The day Channing Tatum wore a thin coating of baby oil - and a wrestling singlet - so his character could be photographed, as Steve Carell's oddball John du Pont paced back and forth, was an encouraging, confidence-building sign for "Foxcatcher" director Bennett Miller.
In the early 1990s, long before Tim Burton ever planned to make a movie about Margaret Keane, he traveled to Northern California to commission a portrait from the artist whose paintings of children with oversize, mournful eyes were a nearly inescapable backdrop to 1960s pop culture.
Margaret Keane sighs softly and shifts uncomfortably in her seat. She's just been asked to describe what she felt the first time she saw "Big Eyes," the new Tim Burton film about her life and her art - paintings of waifish children with weepy saucer eyes that became ubiquitous in the 1960s.