• R, 2 hr. 2 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Sam Mendes
    In Theaters:
    Oct 1, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 2, 2002
  • Dream Works

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December 1, 2010

Kevin Spacey Headed to the Stage for Sam Mendes' Richard III Opens in new window

Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes will reunite for a stage production of "Richard III," set to debut in London next year. More...

May 29, 2008

Stuck Just the Latest Offbeat Choice for Suvari Opens in new window

With this Friday's Stuck, Mena Suvari adds another strange chapter to the decidedly un-Hollywood story she's written for herself since starring in American Beauty. More...

January 25, 2008

Sam Mendes Making With the Funny for Focus Features Opens in new window

He made his cinematic bones with dramatic films such as American Beauty and Road to Perdition, but director Sam Mendes wasn't born without a funny bone, and he's about to prove it. More...

October 26, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Fire" Blazes; "Scissors" Isn't Sharp Enough; "Saw III" Not Screened: Guess The Tomatometer! Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got the return of Jigsaw ("Saw III," starring Tobin Bell), a tale of rebellion in apartheid-era South Africa ("Catch a Fire," starring Derek Luke and Tim Robbins), and a story of family dysfunction in the 1970s ("Running with Scissors," starring Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Alec Baldwin). What do the critics have to say? More...

December 12, 2005

Paramount Buys Itself a Christmas Present: DreamWorks Pictures Opens in new window

Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DreamWorks SKG for $1.6 billion in cash and assumption of debt. The deal brings Paramount key assets, including all of DreamWorks' current projects in development. an ongoing production partnership with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, an exclusive, worldwide distribution agreement with DreamWorks Animation beginning in 2006, DreamWorks' live-action library, DreamWorks' television division and its properties, and exclusive rights to future DreamWorks Animation characters in TV shows. More...

June 30, 2005

With Domino Deceased, the Movie Moves On Opens in new window

Domino Harvey, daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, model-turned-bounty hunter, and subject of the upcoming Tony Scott thriller "Domino," has died at the age of 35, says The Hollywood Reporter. More...

June 23, 2005

Take a Good Long Look at the Face of "Ghost Rider" Opens in new window

ComingSoon.net, by way of RangerBoard, brings us a clear and fairly impressive look at next year's "Ghost Rider." It's Nicolas Cage, of course, who plays the title character ... although we can safely assume that it's not Nick who's plated in steel and covered with flame. More...

June 17, 2005

Nicolas Cage Talks "Ghost Rider" Opens in new window

ComingSoon's Andrew Weil sat down for a chat with actor the ever-busy Nicolas Cage, and the actor gave up some pretty interesting information regarding next year's "Ghost Rider" adaptation: "Well, he's the devil's bounty hunter. One of his rules is that he will never take a human being's life. But he will go after demons, other demons, and this movie's loaded with what they call The Hidden, which are these elemental demons that Mephistopheles, or Black Heart, Mephistopheles' son, is using, and so the Ghost Rider goes into battle with them more than the people." More...

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