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Zaytoun: A Film Review

Thomas Singer, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas Singer, M.D.

Zaytoun is a film about a most improbable and remarkable friendship between Fahed, a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee, and Yoni, a 30-year-old Israeli combat pilot. The film explores a liminal space between make-believe and reality, between a boy and a man, between Arab and Israeli.

Go Big or Go Home: Why the Mainstream Successes of The Debt and Our Idiot Brother Matter

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While there are many reasons to praise the $14 million six-day opening of The Debt, the most surprising thing about it is that Focus Features debuted the film wide enough to achieve that kind of opening in the first place.

'The King's Speech' Heads To Broadway | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

I told you first, and quite a while ago, that "The King’s Speech" would head to Broadway after its run as a film. Then it won the Oscar. Now I’m t...

King's Hearings Worth A Tweet, Not A Speech

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

The annals of history might record King's hearings through the tweets they inspired. Here are a few.

Oscar Night 2030

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David D. Burstein

Film matters. As a culture, we need good films, it's central to our way of life, our exchange of ideas, and our basic social interactions.

The Oscars Must Change -- Now

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

We must rethink the format and copy what works so well for the others. Put it in a big ballroom, with food at the tables and champagne flowing -- that's Hollywood.

WATCH: Oscar Winning 'King's Speech' Gets Remixed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The video below is further proof that nothing is safe from being remixed. The creative minds behind Eclectic Method have taken the Oscar winner for B...

From Hollywood to Wisconsin: A Good Day for Unions

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sally Kohn

From the almost-entirely unionized Oscar winners to the public workers in Wisconsin continuing their two-week sit-in for worker justice, Americans everywhere were hopefully reminded that unions make America great.

Weekend Box Office: Hall Passes barely edges out Gnomeo and Juliet, while Drive Angry crashes over Oscar weekend.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In kinda shocking news, the patently mediocre Gnomeo and Juliet is still benefiting from the utter lack of real kid-flick competition for one more weekend and actually reached number one.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Arianna Huffington

This week, President Obama decided to no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act -- a decision that, in another time, would have been expected to prompt major blowback. The fact that it didn't is another indication that social issues no longer pack the punch they once did. Elsewhere, the fighting escalated and an embattled strongman stuck back aggressively. I'm talking, of course, about Charlie Sheen, who unleashed a series of ugly diatribes aimed at his producer, Chuck Lorre, prompting CBS to pull the plug on Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season. If this is a harbinger, The Fighter will take home the best picture Oscar. But the buzz at all the pre-Oscar events is that it's a two-film race -- The King's Speech vs. The Social Network. What's your prediction?

Why Toy Story 3 Still Deserves to Win Best Picture on Sunday

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While its chances are between slim and none, it damn well deserves to win. Not because it would be the first animated film to win Best Picture, but because it is the best film of 2010... period.

What 'The King's Speech' Teaches Us About Overcoming Adversity

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

It's not about scaling mountains or penetrating enemy lines; it's about vaulting emotional barriers and facing down internal foes.

One for the Oscars: What to Eat with Each Best Picture Nominee

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
One For The Table

Let's start with the front runner: The King's Speech. You could easily go with several different options here, but I'd go basic.

I'd Like to Thank the Academy...

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gautam Dutta

No matter what you think of Hollywood's new voting process -- which I believe is fairer and more democratic -- here's one thing we can all agree on: it will help the Oscars make more money.

A Month of Best in Show: Grammy, Oscar and Westminster

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

With each passing year the pageantry and politics around award show spectacles seem to escalate. While I have no issue with the entertainment value, small talk value, or breed value, I want to remind you to take it all with a grain of salt.

Weekend Box Office: The Rite Tops Charts, The Mechanic Opens Solid, Oscar Nominees Get Big Boost

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While there were two major openers over the weekend, the real news was the performance of the various Oscar nominees that were in a position to capitalize on last week's nominations.

The King's Cast

David Seidler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Seidler

"Listen to the King," my parents told me when l was a stuttering boy, "he was much worse than you." And there he was, not perfect by any means, but bravely doggedly giving magnificent stirring speeches that helped rally the free world.

WATCH: Kids Act Out Best Picture Nominees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Want to watch the Oscars but don't have a spare 30 hours or so to catch all the Best Picture nominees? Us, too. But now you can cut that time in half ...

'King's Speech' Is 'Riddled With Gross Falsifications Of History,' Christopher Hitchens Writes

Slate | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The King's Speech is an extremely well-made film with a seductive human interest plot, very prettily calculated to appeal to the smarter filmgoer and ...

Mostly Good News: Random Thoughts on the Oscar Nominations

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Is Chris Nolan the new Steven Spielberg? Inception received eight nominations, including Best Picture, but Nolan failed to receive a directing nod. That is arguably the biggest surprise in the otherwise predictable batch of nominations.

Weekend Box Office: Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher Top Charts With No Strings Attached

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Ivan Reitman romantic-comedy, No Strings Attached, was a solid win for both Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.

Box Office Review: True Grit Tops, Oscar-Bait Holds Strong

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This crowd-pleasing, critically-acclaimed Coen brothers western remake/adaptation took the box office crown in its third weekend of release, setting itself up as a major Oscar contender.

Little Fockers, True Grit Dominate New Year's Weekend; Family Films Stay Above Water: Weekend Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As is usually the case for New Year's weekend, there are no new wide releases, leaving the field for holdover domination and a couple smaller pictures to make a last-minute Oscar-qualifying limited opening.