The pairing of Tina Fey and Paul Rudd should have produced comic gold. So how come “Admission” was a box office dud?
Steve Carell’s magician comedy looked destined to be a hit. Instead, it crashed and burned at the box office. Why didn’t it connect with audiences?
After months of buildup, the Academy Awards are finally over. Here’s a look back at the positives that came out of Hollywood’s silly, self-promotional season.
The former wrestler (and “Snitch” star) doesn’t make great movies, but we all still love him anyway. How does the Rock do it?
Twenty-five years ago, “Die Hard” helped launch a franchise and give birth to a new action genre. Not bad for a film featuring a wisecracking TV star and an English stage actor.
Steven Soderbergh swears he’ll be retiring this year. With his new film, “Side Effects,” about to come out, it’s time to salute one of Hollywood’s very best filmmakers.
The action star has been out of the game for almost 10 years. With “The Last Stand,” he’s hoping to launch a comeback that’s unlike anyone’s in Hollywood.
The Academy Award nominees will be revealed on Thursday. Our columnist picks some of the movies and performances he’d love to hear mentioned — even though he knows they don’t have a prayer.
The year was packed with memorable scenes and images. Our columnist remembers some of his favorites.
In a great movie year, some small treasures have fallen through the cracks. Here’s a salute to five films worth seeking out.
Brad Pitt, the star of “Killing Them Softly,” has followed his own distinctive career path. It’s made him one of Hollywood’s most unpredictable (and rewarding) stars.
Woody Allen’s 1986 classic reminds our columnist about the joy and complexity of family during the holidays
Academy Awards season can be obnoxious, but the endless Oscar campaigning does have certain advantages to presidential elections.
A Sundance sleeper about a couple engaged in a long-term affair finally comes to theaters this month. It may be the year’s best love story.
Scary movies used to freak me out as a kid. Here’s how I came to love them as a grownup.
The romantic drama starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen flew under the radar when it came out this summer. Now out on DVD, the movie deserves to find a bigger audience.
The “Here Comes the Boom” star is one of the screen’s most likable presences. So how come his movies are so terrible?
LCD Soundsystem called it quits with a blowout concert last year at Madison Square Garden. “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” which hits DVD on Tuesday, chronicles the great band’s grand farewell.
We’re living in a golden age of female filmmakers. One of our best has just made her strongest film yet, a stunning adaptation of the Emily Brontë classic.
A moving film chronicling ACT UP’s battle to raise awareness for AIDS research has just reached theaters. It’s an important reminder that a few committed people can help change the world.
Pixar has been the envy of Hollywood for a long time, and one of the reasons for that is Andrew Stanton. A head honcho and guiding light of the commercially and critically successful animation studio — along with John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and others — he co-wrote the first two “Toy Story” films, “A Bug’s…