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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Practical Joker

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
R. Clifton Spargo

There are many, many ways to play the fool, and Scott and Zelda tried more than a few of them. In the early 1920s life was all fun and games for the world's best known flapper and her writer husband -- and being famous, it often seemed, was nothing more than a lark.

Chilean Cinematographer Frontrunner For Oscars

VOXXI | Eduardo Sanchez-Ubanell | Posted 01.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Since working on the 2005 Sundance Film Festival hit A Thousand Roads, directed by Chris Eyre, Chilean cinematographer and inventive lighting guru Cla...

Hispanic Images In The Media: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Bratt

Stephen Palacios | Posted 03.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

It's fun to watch. But watching a well-known Hispanic actor, whose previous portrayals have added depth to the Hispanic image in American popular culture, play this role begs a question -- is this progress?

On Brad Pitt's Birthday: Watch His Super Cute First Big Break!

Posted 02.17.2012 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt turns 48 years old on Sunday, which to us underscores two things: One, the guy looks good for his age; and two, he's been at this Hollywood ...

Top 10 Stories Of Transformation

The Guardian | Ali Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stories about people transforming, often agonisingly, from one shape to another are not just ancient, they're primal. They occupied the earliest story...

Who Needs A "Fountain Of Youth"? 7 Great Tips For Self-Renewal

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Ponce de Leon couldn't find it. Alexander the Great couldn't find it. F. Scott Fitzgerald could only imagine it. Human beings have been searching...

Movies for Grownups

Chuck Weinstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chuck Weinstock

Movies for grownups seem to be in trouble. You can't pick up a newspaper without reading another article about the new studio decree: They're not making adult dramas anymore.

A Word To Hollywood: In Recessionary Times, Smaller, Better Films, Please -- And More Of Them!

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

This year's gimmicky Benjamin Button cost $150 million, the superlative Milk cost just $15 million. Why not fund ten more Milk-type films and forego one Button?

Oscar Wild

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Could we just keep Tina Fey and Steve Martin, and send everyone else home? "Don't fall in love with me," said Martin. Sorry, Steve. You're 35 years too late.

This Year's Oscars: Predicting the Predictable

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's been fairly easy to predict the Oscars over the past few years. Sadly, this year's contest seems to be no different.

Jon Stewart Mocks "Benjamin Button," Hits Out At The Oscars (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jon Stewart hit out at the Oscars and the heavily nominated "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" in two segments Tuesday night. Welcoming guests ...

Richard Jenkins in The Visitor

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

The Visitor has earned Jenkins wins and nominations from various film festivals, critics groups, Hollywood guilds and the now the golden goose itself, a nomination from The Academy.

Brad And Angelina Work The Japanese Junket (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Days after landing in Japan with their six children in tow, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are hard at work. Thursday Brad Pitt's "The Curious Case of B...

Academy to Slumdog Millionaire: Love Your Film, Hate Your Actors

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

In keeping with the Academy's tradition of recognizing Indian contributions to the film industry, we pay tribute to Slumdog Millionaire by excluding it from our acting categories.

The Oscar Nominations: Yes, But... Melissa Leo is now an Oscar Nominee!

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Melissa Leo is now an Academy Award-nominated actress. Ladies and gents, Melissa Leo, who has struggled to find decent roles in the past ten years now has an Oscar nomination.

Show Versus Tell in Hollywood

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jerry Weissman

Three different directorial approaches to cinema storytelling? Gus Van Sant's Milk, David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Note to the Academy: Why So Serious?

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

The Dark Knight was a critically acclaimed, monster box office hit with tons of buzz. In terms of domestic, unadjusted dollars, it was the no. 2 movie of all time.

WATCH: The Amazing (Oscar Nominated) Effects Of Benjamin Button

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

I realized I'd been tricked by Button's digital performance, so I spoke to a number of other working visual effects people and almost all of them were fooled, too.

The Uneven Case of Benjamin Button

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

It's a beautiful, and well-made, and at times remarkably sweet film, but its trope of seeing the world passively through a man-child's eyes... does not sustain the long running time.

Kim Morgan's Top Ten Movies Of 2008

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

2008, the year of death, decay and the wisdom of the beautiful loser. The year movie stars examined their own mortality and fading beauty via their on-screen persona.

Walking the Contradiction

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I know it's "just the movies" and things can't happen like they do in them, but sometimes it'd be nice if these kinds of "message movies" held some concrete messages within them.

Brad Pitt On Getting Older And The "Natural Evolution" Of Fatherhood

LA Times, Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt's role aging in reverse in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which opened on Christmas Day, has led to interviews in which the recently...

Aniston & Pitt Both Set Box Office Records, But Aniston Wins

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

There were no lumps of coal in Brad Pitt or Jennifer Aniston's stockings this Christmas. The former couple both had movies in competition for the top...

Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button -- It Will Make You a Believer

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The good news is that, aside from offering seamless visual effects, David Fincher's new film is nothing like Forrest Gump. It is at once enchanting and emotional, sweeping and intimate.

Brad Pitt: Scared Of Dying, Refusing To Fight With Angelina, Mad At Prop 8

Us | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In the new issue of Rolling Stone Brad Pitt says his new film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button got him thinking about his own mortality. "Angie...