Stories tagged with Movies

Shakespeare & Hollywood

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 11, 2014 at 1:30pm   |   0 Comments

Think posthumous profits in the entertainment business, and you’re likely to come up with the names of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Mapping the erratic career of Wallace Shawn

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 2, 2014 at 7:51am   |   2 Comments

It has been a long, unpredictable journey from “My Dinner with Andre” in 1981 to “A Master Builder,” set for release in July.

Happy 90th, Doris Day

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 3, 2014 at 10:59am   |   0 Comments

It’s Doris Day’s 90th birthday.

Harold Ramis dies at 69

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 25, 2014 at 8:11am   |   0 Comments

The only reason writer and director Harold Ramis never won an Oscar is that the Academy obviously has its categories wrong.

The Newman dynasty scores Hollywood

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 9, 2013 at 2:37pm   |   0 Comments

American moviedom would be immeasurably different without the Newman family.

The ties between ‘Gatsby’ and ‘Romeo + Juliet’

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 6, 2013 at 7:39am   |   0 Comments

If Jay Gatsby stirs nostalgia for the young Romeo, there are more reasons for that than the older-but-still-smitten Leonardo DiCaprio.

It’s Groundhog Day again

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 2, 2013 at 11:05am   |   0 Comments

If cable television were worth its bandwidth, more than one network would be playing “Groundhog Day” over and over today.*

Hitchcock’s favorite actors

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 26, 2012 at 6:32am   |   1 Comments

Alfred Hitchcock was notorious for reputedly saying, “Actors are cattle.”

Erika and Julia

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 1, 2011 at 6:43am   |   0 Comments

Breaking news: Erika Christensen and Julia Stiles are different people.

John Sayles maintains his independence and his loyalties

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 29, 2010 at 10:35am   |   0 Comments

Filmmaker John Sayles believes in long-term relationships - working and otherwise.

Ron Howard’s focus on the family

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 1, 2010 at 11:10am   |   0 Comments

There’s a symmetry to the new TV series, “Parenthood.”

Connecting the stars at the Oscars

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 25, 2008 at 8:20am   |   0 Comments

This was a year in which some of the least connected actors won the most coveted awards.

The often reclusive Daniel Day-Lewis took the Oscar for best actor, beating the omnipresent George Clooney. (Clooney has so many celebrity friends, colleagues and co-stars, he qualifies as a Hollywood hub.)

Hollywood stars gather the night before

By Emily Morgan   |   February 24, 2008 at 10:30am   |   0 Comments

One of the biggest events this weekend for Oscar A-listers, aside from the awards ceremony itself, took place last night. The sixth annual Night Before Fundraiser raised $6 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Hosts included George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Matt Damon, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Reese Witherspoon.

Offspring enjoy legacies at the Golden Globes

By Emily Morgan   |   November 18, 2007 at 9:12am   |   0 Comments

Beyond fame and fortune, one of the perks of being a celebuspawn is rubbing elbows with the TV and movie elite at the annual Golden Globe Awards. Miss or Mr. Golden Globe, who hands the golden statues to the winners, is traditionally the son or daughter of a celebrity.

While talent often runs deep in showbiz families, there has been only one Miss Golden Globe who has passed the title on to her daughter. Tippi Hedren’s daughter Melanie Griffith was Miss Golden Globe in 1975. Griffin’s daughter, Dakota Johnson, distributed the awards in 2006.

DreamWorks and Paramount headed for splitsville

By Robert Salladay   |   September 21, 2007 at 7:52am   |   0 Comments

Egos are colliding.

Two years after Paramount Pictures paid a reported $1.6 billion for DreamWorks studios, the ego-fueled relationship is headed toward a messy divorce.

Steven Spielberg and his DreamWorks partner David Geffen have felt slighted that they haven’t gotten more independence and credit within Viacom Inc., which owns Paramount Pictures, given the success of their movies this summer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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