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Are Film Schools Doing Enough?

Robert Rippberger | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Robert Rippberger

There is one area though that most film schools have seemed to overlook, and that is beyond the mechanics, beyond the completion of the movie. What is the effect of cinema on its audience?

Mariah Carey, Jeffrey Katzenberg Honor Brett Ratner at Silver Circle Gala

Philip David Morton | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Philip David Morton

Monday Evening the Beverly Hilton Hotel's grand ball room was the venue for the Silver Circle Gala, benefitting the famous free Venice Family Clinic which has been in operation since 1947 and serves over 24,000 needy families, children and teens every year.

Elvis, Nixon and Snowden Entice Buyers at 35th American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Elvis's presence was in the building at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica for the annual eight day American Film Market (AFM) hoping to convince the 1,670 buyers from over 70 countries to buy the rights to the upcoming film "Elvis and Nixon" starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon.

The First Trailer For 'Hercules' Is Here

Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment

Hercules, Hercules, Hercules! The first trailer for "Hercules" ("a Brett Ratner film") arrived on Tuesday, one day after star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnso...

'Hercules: The Legend Begins' Gets New Title And New Trailer

Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment

In a continued effort to help distinguish it from its Herculean counterpart, Lionsgate has retitled "Hercules: The Legend Begins." The Roman-hero epic...

WATCH: 'NCIS' Star Comes Out -- For LGBT Equality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hollywood director Brett Ratner's GLAAD public service announcement series makes its much-anticipated debut this week with a stunning clip starring Pa...

What A Difference A Year Makes: Brett Ratner Gets Major GLAAD Honor

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Tower Heist" director Brett Ratner is set to receive a huge honor from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. According to ...

Everyone Appears In 'Movie 43'

Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment

Here's a list of stars appearing in "Movie 43": Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Richard Gere, Emma Stone, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Watts, Krist...

Back For More 'Rush Hour'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment

You haven't really been waiting for it, but that doesn't mean much: "Rush Hour 4" could reunite Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan ... and pair them with Os...

Brett Ratner May Direct MTV History Movie

Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment

If you had to pick someone to direct a movie depicting the messy, GTL-esque history of MTV, who would you go with? If you chose Brett Ratner, you win!...


Posted 03.07.2012 | Celebrity

Oh, it's just another week in the celebrity rumor mill. This week, In Touch magazine ran a cover with a laughing Sandra Bullock and director/notorious...

Bring Some Chutzpah Back: Billy's 9th and Last Oscar Telecast

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It was as if Crystal was preserved in time like Austin Powers, thawed out for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, and recycled past bits without trying at all to show off something fresh and new.

Seth Rogen Rips Chris Brown At 'Independent Spirit Awards'

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

With this year's crop of Oscar contenders coming mostly from the world of independent films, the "Film Independent Spirit Awards" (Sat., 10 p.m. EST o...

Poll Position: Should Brett Ratner Resigned From The Oscars And Would You Have Watched If He Hadn't?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Since we've launched our new Poll Position series we've asked you to sound off on glitter bombing and closeted celebrities. This week, in honor of ...

The Rock In Talks For 'Hercules'?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment

It's the role Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been preparing for his entire life. Maybe. According to Variety, Johnson is currently in talks to star in ...

Brett Ratner Teams With GLAAD For 'Coming Out' Video Campaign

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As part of an effort to redeem himself after last year's infamous Q&A gaffe, "Tower Heist" director Brett Ratner has teamed up with the Gay and Lesbia...

2011 Year-End Wrap Up: The Underrated Films of 2011

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Here are ten films that qualify as "underrated." Some of them are good, if not great films, that were unfairly maligned. Others were mediocrities that nonetheless did not deserve the level of scorn which they received.

Brett Ratner: More Skeletons In The Closet?

Vulture | Claude Brodesser | Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment

Before his brash comments made Brett Ratner persona non grata at the Oscars, he was just a simple Everyman director hoping his anti-capitalist-greed m...

Jane Lynch 'Feels Bad' For Brett Ratner

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Though director Brett Ratner might have made quite a few enemies -- and lost his gig as producer of next year's Oscars -- when he made a homophobic co...

Harvey Weinstein Hopes Silence Is Golden with "The Artist"

Susan Michals | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Susan Michals

Last night at AFI Fest in Los Angeles, The Weinstein Company boldly presented one of their most unusual films to date.

Cue: The Muppets! (Why The Muppets Should Host The Oscars)

Jeffery Self | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jeffery Self

I love movies, and I love the Oscars, and I really think they can be a night of joyful celebration like they used to be.

Oscars Producers Insist All Systems Go

Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment

Despite what you may have heard over the past few days, things are just golden in Oscar world. Following a torrent of negative publicity and fallou...

Billy Crystal Officially Oscar Host

Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that Crystal will indeed host the Oscars. _____ PREVIOUSLY: Billy Crystal is coming to the rescue for the Oscars -- ...

Quentin Tarantino Also Used Gay Slur

The Moviefone Blog | Eric Larnick (Subscribe to Eric Larnick's Posts) | Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment

Last week, during a Q&A for his new movie 'Tower Heist' at the Arclight Theater in Los Angeles, director Brett Ratner sparked a media firestorm when h...

Thoughts On The Brett Ratner Mess: When Explicit Slurs Become Part Of Everyday Language And How To Deal With Their Casual And Out-of-Context Use

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Mendelson

There should be a distinction, however slight, between those who stupidly use anti-gay terminology as generic insult talk and those who actively use the language of homophobia against gay people.