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June 27, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Bob Balaban Opens in new window

Droll, erudite and extremely affable, Bob Balaban is the kind of guy you could spend hours listening to -- which is probably why Wes Anderson cast him as New Penzance's all-purpose meteorologist narrator in his latest hit, Moonrise Kingdom. Balaban's own career as an actor, writer and director goes way back, and via many curious avenues: He made his debut in the classic Midnight Cowboy, has worked with the likes of Woody Allen, Ken Russell and Christopher Guest, and famously appeared as François Truffaut's interpreter in Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He's also directed and produced film and TV, appeared in theater, and been the NBC executive responsible for sinking Seinfeld -- on TV, anyway. With Moonrise Kingdom expanding nationally this week, sat down for a talk with Balaban about the film, his experience working with Wes Anderson, and much more. During the course of the interview, he also talked about five of his favorite films. More...

March 5, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Emily Blunt Opens in new window

Emily Blunt arrived proper for most audiences as Meryl Streep's sarcastic, binge-dieting assistant in The Devil Wears Prada -- in which she stole many a scene from the Oscar legend -- and since then has proved a versatile star across all kinds of genres, be they comedy, drama, sci-fi and most things in between. This week, Blunt co-stars opposite Ewan McGregor in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, director Lasse Hallström's picturesque comedy-drama about a fisheries expert enlisted by an eccentric sheik to bring a river to the Arabian desert. We had the chance to speak with the actress recently about the movie, her friendship with McGregor, and some of her forthcoming projects. Read on for that, but first -- here are her five favorite films. More...

March 4, 2011

Five Favorite Films with Malin Akerman, Kate Mara and Josh Radnor Opens in new window

It's a three-in-one Five Favorite Film fest today, as we sat down with the stars and writer-director of the indie comedy-drama happythankyoumoreplease, which opens in select theaters this week. The debut feature for How I Met Your Mother star-turned-filmmaker Josh Radnor, the movie follows the unpredictable ups and downs of late twentysomethings as they negotiate life and relationships in modern New York, and stars Radnor, Kate Mara and Malin Akerman. Akerman talks about changing her physical appearance for her role, and Radnor discusses some of his inspirations for the film. Read on for the full favorite films from each of the stars. More...

December 14, 2007

Atonement, Control Lead London Film Critics Noms Opens in new window

The London Critics Circle has announced the nominees for its year-end awards, with Anton Corbijn's Control and Joe Wright's Atonement leading the pack at eight nominations apiece. More...

August 21, 2007

RT on DVD: The Lives of Others, RoboCop 20th Anniversary, and More Out Today Opens in new window

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means. New DVD releases! This week we have 2007's Best Foreign Oscar winner The Lives of Others, a Serenity Collector's Edition, and other safe bets. Read on to see what's hot (and what's not) in stores this week. More...

March 19, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "300" Reigns Again as Box Office King Opens in new window

Three new competitors were no match this weekend for the mighty action epic "300," which easily defended its box office crown to rule North American theaters for a second straight time. Sandra Bullock reached a new career high with the thriller "Premonition," which debuted in third place while the horror film "Dead Silence" and the Chris Rock comedy "I Think I Love My Wife" opened in the top five with mixed results. "300" grossed as much as all three new releases combined. More...

February 22, 2007

Oscar Night Approaches; Who Will Win? Our Predictions Inside! Opens in new window

There's two ways to predict the Oscars: (1) dissect the awards buzz, attempting to get a feel for the fickle machinations of the Academy voter. Or (2) use your powers of geek math to crunch box office numbers and awards statistics for some cold, hard facts. With both methods in full swing, here?s a rundown of the Internet's major Oscar predictions. More...

February 8, 2007

Critical Consensus: "Norbit" Is Flabby; "Hannibal Rising" Isn't That Tasty Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got a nerd with an overbearing fiancée ("Norbit," starring Eddie Murphy) and the early days of Hannibal Lecter ("Hannibal Rising," starring Gaspard Ulliel and Gong Li). What do the critics have to say? More...

January 15, 2007

The Golden Globes Are Here, And They're Spectacular...Wins for Mirren, Whitaker, "Dreamgirls" and "Babel" Opens in new window

Sound the alarms! Tonight's telecast (8pm EST) of the 64th Annual Golden Globes Awards signaled the real start of Oscar mania, so check out our list of winners...and weigh in with your own two cents on who won, who should've won, and who definitely should not have worn what. RESULTS IN NOW!! More...

December 14, 2006

"Babel," "Departed," And A Few Surprises Lead Golden Globes Nominations Opens in new window

"Babel"'s back in the game as this year's Golden Globes nominations were announced, including many expected Oscar pics -- and a few smaller surprises. More...

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