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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...

New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Teaser Showcases Times Square Battle

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Spider-Man swung through New York City on Tuesday, with fresh footage from the forthcoming comic-book sequel broadcast on Times Square's billboards du...

Movie Review: August: Osage County

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," Tolstoy observed and he could have been talking about the Weston clan of August: Osage County, when he wrote that line to start Anna Karenina.

Meryl and Julia are Great, But, That Ensemble in August: Osage County!

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Never one to miss a quip, Harvey Weinstein introduced the movie August: Osage County at its Zeigfeld premiere, noting Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts w...

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Will Tingle Your Spidey Sense

Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

Sony has released the first trailer for your friendly neighborhood "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Starring Andrew Garfield a...

'August: Osage County' Opens Big At TiIFF

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

The Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family coping with the suicide of clan's patriarch translates well to the screen -- in the sense that I didn't feel like I was watching a recorded play. Though, it's certainly a performance film. So much scenery is chewed between Meryl Streep (as Violet, the bitter mother), Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch, that the title of this movie could have been called August: Bubble Yum. Yet, even with all of those heavy hitters on board, Dermot Mulroney somehow manages to steal every one of his scenes.

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Meryl & Julia Kick Off Oscar Season With 'August: Osage County'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Proof it's never too early for Oscar season: This week, trailers for "Captain Phillips," "Gravity" and, now, "August: Osage County" were released, tru...

Popcorn Preview: The Company You Keep

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Company You Keep (2012) Cast includes: Robert Redford (Spy Game), Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Julie Christie (Finding Neverland), Susan Sar...

Movie Review: The Company You Keep

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While The Company You Keep can't sustain itself as the kind of thriller it's being pitched as, it's still a thoughtful, provocative story about the continuing battle between idealism and cynicism.

How Many Oscar Winners Does It Take To Make 'Spider-Man'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment

Chris Cooper has been cast as Norman Osborn -- a.k.a. Green Goblin -- in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," this according to THR. Cooper is the third Oscar-...

WATCH: Robert Redford Is An Enemy Of The State In 'The Company You Keep'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment

"The Company You Keep" doesn't have an official U.S. release date just yet, but with an amazing cast and crew and a pair of high-profile festival bows...

The Star-Studded HBO Series You Won't See

Posted 05.01.2012 | TV

"The Corrections" will not become an HBO series. According to Deadline.com, HBO is not moving forward with the pilot based on Jonathan Franzen's "The ...

Movie Review: The Muppets

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been 20 years since the death of Jim Henson. And Frank Oz has retired as the voice of Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear. But the Muppets live on in The Muppets movie, as funny, outlandish and sweet as ever.

Review: The Muppets Is a Touching and Hilarious Tribute to the Iconic Characters

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Come what may, The Muppets, if need be, exists as a triumphant last hurrah and/or fitting finale to a entertainment property that never really got its 'one last show'.

She Who Dares: The Astonishing Work Of Tilda Swinton

John Farr | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Believe it or not, in a pop culture filled with mindless reality shows and slick formula franchises, there are still a few players out there whose work offers a glimmer of hope that originality and intelligence can prevail. Tilda Swinton is one such player.

HBO's Adaptation Of 'The Corrections' In Talks With Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

Midwestern misery found a potent voice in Jonathan Franzen's sprawling 2001 National Book Award winning epic "The Corrections." Now, HBO's adaptation ...

Best Films and More About Work, for Labor Day

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

This Labor Day week, we take a look at a listing of nominees for best films, tv shows, and other artistic expressions in what are called the "2011 Workers' Voice Awards" from PopWork USA.

Mighty Movie Podcast: John Sayles on Amigo

Dan Persons | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Director John Sayles is delving into history again, and this time it's a little bit of American adventurism in the early twentieth century that's frequently glossed over in the history books: the Philippine-American War.

HuffPost Review: Amigo

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Amigo is a companion piece to John Sayles' new novel, A Moment in the Sun - or perhaps it's the other way around. While it's easy to admire Sayles' a...

Jesse, A Mother's Story: Rage and Ferocious Love

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

The stark beauty of this memoir hit me the moment I began. Marianne Leone's narrative, written with an unrelenting immediacy, yanked me into her world.

When There's No Clock to Punch: Writer-Director John Wells on The Company Men

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

For a film that deals with misfortune and a cast that includes four Oscar-winners -- Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner -- John Wells has a surprising amount of luck.

HuffPost Review: The Tempest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Julie Taymor is a visual artist who uses film and theater as her medium. But no matter how you parse his work, William Shakespeare is about the words....

HuffPost Review: The Company Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

John Wells' The Company Men is a solid if predictable story of the lives of the suddenly unemployed. If you've invested your time and identity into your job, who are you when that job is taken away from you?

New York Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival: Autumn in NY

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The great pleasures of the fall film season, the venerable NYFF in its 48th year and HIFF, 18 and growing, leave me reeling (no pun), reflecting upon ...