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Beautiful Creatures: Writer-Director Richard LaGravenese Discusses His Wondrous New Film

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Beautiful Creatures is wonderfully wrought, funny, smart and enchanting, the best film I've seen thus far this year. Indeed, it's a tale of young love set in a milieu torn between the status quo and the supernatural.

Review: Beautiful Creatures (2013) Is Almost Fantastic

Scott Mendelson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

So much of Beautiful Creatures is so unexpectedly terrific that it's almost a tragedy when the picture eventually falls victim to its own plot.

Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the first in a series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures (opening Thursday) hopes the "Twihards" can shift their focus from the undead to the magically endowed.

The Jane Austen Weekly: Sex Organs and Sexual Difference

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.27.2012 | Home
Susan Celia Greenfield

What does any of this have to do with prim and proper Jane Austen? How could such a fuddy-duddy author discuss sex organs? But she does.

Julianne Moore Wins Emmy For Sarah Palin Portrayal

Posted 09.23.2012 | TV

Julianne Moore took home the Emmy for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy for "Game Change." Moore portrayed Sarah Palin in the HBO movie an...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Brave

Dan Persons | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Another daring redefinition of the family film from the people who turned a near-dialogue-free tale about a love-struck robot, an adventure about a cantankerous, air-bound septuagenarian, and a fantasy about a culinary-obsessed rat into worldwide, critical and commercial hits?

Review: Brave Is Worth Waiting For

Carole Mallory | Posted 08.22.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Amazing. A feminist cartoon and a joy to behold. The visual mixed media almost makes this 3D viewing come right off the screen into your lap and your heart.

LOOK: Political Women And Their Celebrity Dopplegangers

The Jane Dough | Posted 05.30.2012 | Women

Don’t lie: You've thought about which famous figures look like you. If you’re anything like me, you've made a point to repeat far too generous com...

ReThink Review: Men in Black 3 - Agents J & K Are Back, But Y?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why, ten years after an underperforming sequel, is there a Men In Black 3? Are there burning questions about agents J (Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) that were left unresolved? Is there an arch-nemesis still on the loose?

Men in Black 3 Brings the Rare Threequel Win

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

It's a raucous, rollicking ride, as visually stunning -- in truly sensational 3D -- as it is hilarious and exciting. The Oscars, which usually lean Heavy and Significant, really should launch a category for Funnest Picture.

Movie review: Men in Black 3

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I will admit: I tend to have a bias against movies with the number "3" in the title. If there's ever a dead giveaway that all imagination has been sap...

Lucas Kavner

The Boycott Against An Israeli Theater Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

When Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London invited the prominent Israeli theater company Habima to perform at their nonpartisan "Globe to Globe" festi...

No Thanks, 'Dancing With The Stars'!

Posted 02.24.2012 | TV

Giuliana Rancic is saying "thanks, but no thanks" to "Dancing With the Stars." According to E! Online, the TV personality has been approached to do th...

Cynthia Nixon In Her Bald Broadway Role

Posted 01.27.2012 | Home

Cynthia Nixon has been back in the news lately for her controversial gay statements, which she made while promoting her new play, which brings us here...

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson And Rachel Weisz Don't Want Cosmetic Surgery -- And They Don't Want You Getting It, Either

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is an Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League the best antidote to a beauty and youth obsessed culture gone wild? Need we condemn women who opt for dermatological or cosmetic procedures?

Kate Winslet: The Antidote for Contagion -- and Now She's Won an Emmy!

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Almost fifteen years after Titanic, with six Oscar nods and one win to her credit, Kate Winslet is an actress at the peak of her powers -- no longer a precocious ingénue, but a professional who's conscientiously developed her craft.

Kate & Rachel Say NO To Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.17.2011 | Style

Plenty of celebrities go under the knife, but Kate Winslet is not one of them. The 35-year-old actress told the Telegraph that she has formed a “...

Stars Form Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League

Posted 10.17.2011 | Celebrity

She's spoken about body image in Hollywood in the past, and now actress Kate Winslet is railing against plastic surgery too. The Oscar-winning act...

Dakota Fanning Nabs A Sexy, New Role

Posted 10.17.2011 | Entertainment

First she replaced Taylor Momsen at IMG and now this? Dakota Fanning is on a roll. Initially, "The Lovely Bones" star, Saoirse Ronan, was to star ...

2011 Audiobook Of The Year Award Announced

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home

On Tuesday night the Audio Publishers Association held its 16th annual Audies Gala in New York City. The press release says the event is often referre...

Nanny McPhee Returns and Magically Saves Another Family

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Nanny McPhee Returns is the type of movie that will not appeal to everyone. But for those in the mood for a fairy tale, this is a great movie for family viewing.

Huff Post Review: A Trio of Films Offer Inspiration, but Only Two Deliver

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

That Eat Pray Love failed to perform elevated the other pair of films by comparison -- both Nanny McPhee Returns and Mao's Last Dancer satisfied for very different reasons.

Interview With Lindsay Doran: Producer Nanny McPhee Returns

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Had a chance last week to talk with Lindsay Doran producer of the Oscar winning Sense & Sensibility and the current Nanny McPhee Returns about a bunch...

How to Dress an Author

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melanie Benjamin

I feel as if it's my personal mission to make over every dowdy author I see. I haven't quite learned how to do this tactfully, despite the strong temptation.

Emma Thompson Pens New Peter Rabbit Book

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson is in talks to write a new Peter Rabbit story, set in Scotland, to celebrate Beatrix Potter character's 110th a...