April 6, 2009
RT on DVD: Bedtime Stories, Yes Man, Doubt Hit Shelves
This week's new releases include a few Hollywood takes on science fiction (Fox's remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still; the 1984 sequel 2010: The Year We Make Contact on Blu-ray), and a few that fall into the fantasy genre (Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories; Jim Carrey in Yes Man, where he romances the 18-years younger Zooey Deschanel -- a middle-aged male fantasy if there ever was one). Awards-watchers have an Oscar-nominated film new to DVD (Doubt) and a new double-dip from a Coen brothers classic in the making (No Country for Old Men Collector's Edition). Read on for more!
January 14, 2009
Oprah Sought Viola Davis' Role in Doubt
Eager to share a screen with Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey approached "Doubt" director John Patrick Shanley about a role in the film -- but, as Winfrey recently told a surprised Streep, Shanley turned her down.
December 28, 2008
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Marley Takes #1, The Spirit Tanks
This weekend people were in the mood for movies over Christmas weekend as multiplexes were jam-packed with customers that powered four different new releases to more than $30M in ticket sales each over the long Thursday-to-Sunday holiday session. The Owen Wilson-Jennifer Aniston
dog drama Marley & Me led the way with a huge debut that exceeded expectations.
December 23, 2008
Critics Consensus: Benjamin Button Rewards the Curious; It's Bedtime for Bedtime Stories
This week at the movies, we've got a full slate of new flicks: Bedtime Stories, starring Adam Sandler and Keri Russell; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett; Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh; Marley and Me, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston; and The Spirit, starring Gabriel Macht and Scarlett Johansson. This is the time of year when studios start churning out the movies they deem award-worthy; some have already begun generating positive buzz, while other hopefuls have fallen flat. What do the critics have to say? Read this week's Critics Consensus and find out!
December 18, 2008
Doubt Receives Five SAG Awards Noms
The members of the Screen Actors Guild might be preoccupied with a looming strike, but they aren't too busy to announce the nominees for the upcoming SAG Awards. "Doubt" leads the pack, with five nominations.
December 12, 2008
RT Interview: Doubt's Viola Davis, Golden Globe Nominee
With a brief but heart-stopping performance in this week's period drama Doubt, actress Viola Davis has simultaneously put herself on Hollywood's Oscar radar and achieved what has got to be a near-impossible feat: stealing a scene from Meryl Streep. We talked to the Golden Globe nominee about her character's crucial screen time, her career and more in the first part of our Awards Tour 2008 coverage.
December 11, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Keanu Invasion Begins at Box Office
Keanu Reeves invades multiplexes across North America with his new sci-fi actioner The Day the Earth Stood Still which opens five years to the day after the actor's last stint in the number one spot. Also debuting are the family drama Nothing Like the Holidays and the animated adventure Delgo.
December 8, 2008
Roger Ebert Ranks 2008's 20 Best Films
December isn't even halfway over yet, and many of us have already had our fill of year-end lists -- but Roger Ebert's list of the 20 best films of 2008 is one worth making an exception for.