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Anything But Ordinary: American Beauty Screenwriter Alan Ball on the Film's 15th Anniversary

Alex Koenig | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

When brought to life on the silver screen, the American Beauty script became the Great American Novel, distilling the pinnacle and downfall of chasing the American Dream within two hours.

Actress Thora Birch Calls for an End to Animal Testing in the American Beauty Industry

Monica Engebretson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

Ultimately, it is in the best interest of the American beauty industry for the United States to catch up on this issue. Harmonizing global cosmetics testing regulations would enable each product to have one safety dossier that would be universally accepted.

Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

August: Osage County (2013) Cast includes: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Ewan Mc...

Worst Movie Dads Ever

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

If you thought movie moms were bad, just wait until you catch a glimpse of these disastrous dads of cinema. From Royal Tenenbaum and Harry Wormwood to...

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

Why The Midlife Crisis Is A Total Myth

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Midlife crisis. We hardly even question the term any more. A staple of our pop culture, the midlife crisis appears in movies, TV sitcoms, news stories, commentaries and magazine ads for red sports cars. But is the idea of a midlife crisis really a myth?

Making Movies Like Its 1999

Rachel DeChiara | Posted 02.03.2013 | Teen
Rachel DeChiara

1999: the end of a century and the beginning of an era. These two films mark a new fascination with the subconscious.

What To Do If Your Ex Moves On With A Younger, Hotter Version Of You

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 01.25.2013 | Divorce
Stacey Nelkin

Breaking up is painful, stressful, and all-consuming. But for many, the real torture comes after you've somewhat recovered and you find out that your ex has a new love in his life

Surviving Thanksgiving With Lester Burnham

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
William Buckley Jr.

I remember when my seventeen year marriage ended. My life was a total wreck. And to be honest, if it wasn't for a movie, I don't know if I would have made it. The movie that saved my life was American Beauty.

Sean Connery In 'Skyfall'? It Was Discussed, Says Sam Mendes

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment

Sam Mendes faced two big challenges when he set about making a new James Bond movie. The first was to re-energize a franchise that had just been reboo...

Movie Review: The Details

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Details, opening in limited release Friday November 2nd, is the latest film to try to follow the American Beauty template -- and to do so badly.

Grateful Dead Teams Up With Dogfish Head On New Beer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home

Finally, a beer for deadheads. Legendary rock band Grateful Dead is partnering with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to create a custom brew they've dubbed ...

It Cannot Be Denied

D. R. Tucker | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

How about setting a similarly themed film in Oklahoma, beginning with residents discussing their feelings about Senator James Inhofe's insistence that climate change is all a big hoax that Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI somehow fell for?

American Beauties: Portraits Of 100 Women

Posted 03.01.2012 | Arts

Georgia O’Keefe once wrote to Mabel Dodge Luhan, “I feel there is something unexplored about women that only a woman can explore.” With this in ...

Kevin Spacey Scolds Audience As Richard III

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

Kevin Spacey is receiving critical acclaim for more than just his scripted performance in the Sam Mendes production of Shakespeare's Richard III. The ...

'True Blood' Creator Working On A New Show About The Amish

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

It's not just mid-90s sex romps with terrible soundtracks anymore! With more original programming in the works, Cinemax continues to further itself fr...

Stars Fight For Increased NEA Funding

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Spacey performed some impromptu "street theater" Tuesday to ask Congress for continued funding of the National Endowment for the A...

The Dirtiest Word in Hollywood

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

A few weeks back, I read an announcement that the now white hot Colin Firth might be signing on for a re-make ofMy Fair Lady. Not since Steve Martin decided to put a new spin on The Pink Panther have I been so moved to ask, "Why?"

Thora's Porn-Star Father Got Her FIRED

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A stake has been driven into Thora Birch's New York stage debut. The 28-year-old actress best known for the films "American Beauty" ...

There's Art Right at Your Fingertips!

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two fascinating documentaries explore the kind of creativity that sets some artists apart from others. The conceptual gifts these artists have managed to harness put them in another realm of creativity.

A Day on the Set of Hirokin

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

"Yes!" he shouted, as the director, Alejo Mo-Sun, strolled across the alien world, dressed casually in a white polo and jeans, aviators and a cowboy h...

I Need to Know If He Dies

Sandy Grason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sandy Grason

My husband likes the movies that get nominated for awards. I usually find these movies way too boring or heart-wrenching or violent or scary.

Are the Oscars Broken?

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I have to ask myself: if I were caught up in the bubble and swirl of the Oscars Campaign in Hollywood, would I actually find it rather thrilling? Or would I want to gag even more?

Declaring Your Artistic Self

Tamsin Rothschild | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamsin Rothschild

I believe we are all artists. I cringe and want to shake people when I hear them lament: "I am not creative", "I do not have a creative bone in my body." This is so desperately untrue.

Iran Inside Out Shocks and Provokes at the Chelsea Art Museum

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

Iran Inside Out offers a veritable platter of provocative work that begs for discussion, debate and perhaps most importantly, an open mind.