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Keeping You Posted: Is Texas About to Kill an Innocent Man? Also, the Subpoena That Keeps on Giving

David Protess | Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago
David Protess

Even if Perry intervenes simply to prevent Hank Skinner's death from becoming a campaign issue, the most he can do under Texas law at this point is grant a 30-day reprieve.

Oprah Loves Kate Winslet's Breasts (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kate Winslet got a lot of love from Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday, days after winning two Golden Globes. Discussing her role in "The Reader," Oprah brought...

Why Must We Still Wait Months To See First-Run Movies On DVD?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

The conventional thinking that a movie is best appreciated on a huge screen and in an assemblage of strangers no longer holds true when compared to a high-definition home theater.

Oscars 2009

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Hugh Jackman was sensational. Kudos to the producers for turning to an actual movie star to host instead of seeing who's available from Comedy Central.

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.

Alpha Financial Dogs Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb, Socks Clinton and First Annual Lucky Award given to Mickey Rourke!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

In honor of the 81st Academy Awards, I decided I wanted to start the first annual Lucky Awards. It's not about glamour, but the person or film and their contributions to a greater good.

Harvey Weinstein And Stephen Daldry Hit Back At "The Reader" Criticism

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Supporters and producers of "The Reader" are hitting back at criticisms of the Oscar-nominated film and speaking out for the film, just two days befor...

The Hot Illiterate Nazi (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last minute movie parodies are a staple of the week leading up to the Oscars, but this one's pretty great. The original trailer for "The Reader" m...

Tea and Sympathy's Robert Anderson Was a Class Act: The Great Playwright Lured Deborah Kerr to Broadway

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Tea and Sympathy will be remembered eternally for its final line, "Years from now when you talk about this -- and you will -- be kind" -- one of the tenderest moments in Broadway history.

Report Card for Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet) Reading: I for Incomplete

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Burton

Nominated for five Oscars, this film is about secrets, obsession, collective and individual guilt, the indelibility of first love affairs, legality, morality, compassion, forgiveness, and the complexity of behavior.

What If Picked the Oscar Winners?

A.V. Club | Keith Phipps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Sure, Wikipedia gets all the credit for exemplifying the ability of Internet users to create collectively a useful reference work. But as anyone who's...

Seedy Sexy Dirty Drum Boogie

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

American cinema isn't really that dangerously sexy anymore. Film noir is the place for screwy sexy, and Robert Siodmack's Phantom Lady is both sizzling and poignant.

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.

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.

Your 12 Biggest Questions About Hollywood, Answered

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kelly

Director Bryan Singer worked really hard to get all the Nazi paraphernalia just right in Valkyrie, so why does he let Tom Cruise call Joseph Goebbels "George Gobel?"

Good the Movie is Only Somewhat So: Another Nazi Film About a Flawed Relationship

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Good hasn't a prayer of making any money but if you don't care about only seeing what's in vogue you won't go away feeling unmoved.

Rethinking The Reader

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Critics have been poo-pooing The Reader for the love affair between a minor and older woman, and other reasons, but I say, look again.

Che The Movie, Exquisitely Detailed: It's Not Just One Film, It's Two, Though a Little Bit Overdone

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Benicio Del Toro is magnetic and haunting as Che, but he has the difficult task of communicating to us through subtitles, as most of the film is told in Spanish.

Actress Kate Winslet Struggles With Making The Reader, The Nazi Era and Oscar Buzz

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Kate Winslet: "All that mattered at the end of the day was that I made [Hannah Schmitz] my own and...played the... the truthfulness of that, the vulnerability of her and that I understood her."

The Reader is a Surprising Film: Nazis Can Be Sympathetic, Though Not Forgiven

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

On the whole David Hare has written a fascinating and engrossing script, and Director Stephen Daldry has given us a taut and emotional filmmaking achievement.

Reading The Reader

Annette Insdorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Michael functions as a metaphor for his generation: like post-war Germany, he is drawn to this secretive emblem of the past, then repulsed, and finally makes a wary accommodation.

Milk Robbed of Globes

Chris Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Goldberg

Sean Penn nails it in Milk (even the Queens accent, which I can personally attest to as a Sunnyside resident). The movie is nearly flawless. It puts most biopics to shame.

Harvey's Back! Weinstein Company Gets 8 Golden Globe Nominations

Hollywood Reporter | Steven Zeitchik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

When Harvey Weinstein landed scattered awards nominations during the past few years, some -- especially Weinstein himself -- touted a comeback. This ...

Critics' Choice Awards Nominations: Who's In, Who Was Snubbed

E!, AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt versus Angelina Jolie. Heath Ledger versus Robert Downey Jr. Bruce Springsteen versus Miley Cyrus. Those are some of the matchups for the...

Making "The Reader": Translating Love And The Unspeakable

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Germans have a word for it: Vergangenheitsbewaltigung -- more or less, "coming to terms with the past." It's not an easy concept to translate into...