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Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

It was a long day at work. I was so glad to be going home. I climbed into my car and started to pull out of the dirt parking lot, only to stop after...

Disneytoon Studios worked closely with CalFire to make "Planes: Fire & Rescue" as authentic as possible

Jim Hill | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"Do your research." That is the lesson that John Lasseter -- Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios -- has repeatedly drille...

Leo vs. Matthew -- Two Guys Defining What it Means to Be an American Man

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

It takes a lot of courage to make a statement about current society, especially when the criticism could be equated to biting the hand that feeds you.

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...

The Long-Shot Nominees

Jon Eig | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If you're an awards junkie, then you already know the likely Oscar nominees. Just to be contrary, I thought I'd nominate people and films who, like boss Jim Gettys, have something less than a chance. These are the films and performances of 2013 that should be considered, but won't be.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Actors Who Have Gotten Skeletal For Roles

Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey turns 44 on Monday. A potential Oscar nominee for his lauded turn as a homophobic party boy who contracts HIV in "Dallas Buyers Cl...

Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having squandered most of this century's first decade being a movie star, Matthew McConaughey has approached its second stanza as an actor. The results have been salutary.

Mike Ryan

Matthew McConaughey On Awards Recognition: 'I Want To Do Excellent Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey wants it known that he did not coin the word "McConaissance" (a combination of his last name and the word "renaissance") to descri...

10 Alternatives To Summer Blockbusters

Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

Planning to see a movie over the long weekend but tired at the mere thought of sitting through bloated summer blockbusters like "The Lone Ranger," "Wo...

Groupie vs. Nature: Governors Ball in a Tropical Storm

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Lauren Taylor Shute

What used to be a beautiful field filled with grass and, I'm assuming, Julie Andrews singing to the Swiss Alps, was now a lake of mud. People in ponchos (clear, so you can still see their festival fashion!) were knee-deep in liquid field.

Popcorn Preview: The Iceman

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Iceman (2012) Cast includes: Michael Shannon (Mud), Winona Ryder (Girl, Interrupted), Chris Evans (The Avengers), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), D...

Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

I have nothing against Iron Man 3, which happens to be a very entertaining film, but I like variety in my movie diet, which is why I'm happy to recommend some smaller pictures that are now making their way across the country.

Popcorn Preview: Mud

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Mud (2012) Cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer), Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life), Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon (Walk the ...

Mike Ryan

Michal Shannon: 'Man Of Steel' Will Blow Your Socks Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Shannon isn't intimidating in person, as many of his characters are. Shannon is far too polite to be intimidating, but he does have a way of s...

Mud: The Coming of Age of the Knight in Shining Armor

Brian Formo | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

In Mud -- the new film by Jeff Nichols -- two boys find an island -- and come of age. Using a southern bayou as a backdrop, Mud oozes metaphors of manhood, and how the construct of what it means to be a man has changed.

ReThink Review: Mud -- Murky Waters Run Deep and Dangerous

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Mud skillfully yet almost casually manages to mix a coming of age tale, a twisty crime thriller, and a tragic love story in the slow-flowing waters of the Mississippi river, producing a masterful film with an edgy, contemporary darkness, yet with the timeless feel of adolescent adventures.

Movie Review: Mud

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is something both engaging and unique about Jeff Nichols' plain-spoken tale of youngsters learning hard lessons about the nature of love and the darker side of the adult world.

Maduro Wins Narrowly on Chávez Record; Close Election Is a Wake-up Call for the Government

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

After a short but bitterly fought, insult-laden campaign, Chavista standard-bearer Nicolás Maduro defeated challenger Henrique Capriles, thus assuring continuity in Venezuela after the death of President Hugo Chávez last month.

An Open Letter to Henrique Capriles

Diego Arria | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Diego Arria

On the occasion of your decision to run for president as the opposition Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) candidate in the forthcoming April 14 Venezuelan presidential election, I feel I must share some personal reflections with you.

Mike Ryan

Matthew McConaughey On The Little Movie That Started His Renaissance

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment

The "McConaissance" -- a word coined to describe the recent renaissance, if you will, of Matthew McConaughey's career -- has officially now steamrolle...

Matthew McConaughey's Back Again

Mike Ryan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

In the first 24 hours of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, I saw six movies ranging from the continuing McConaissance of Matthew McConaughey to a documentary about a lovable politician named Dick Cheney.

7 Movies To Watch At The Sundance Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment

Last year's Sundance darling, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," hasn't even completed its awards cycle (it's up for four Oscars), and yet this Thursday m...

Venezuela's Opposition Needs to Confront the CASTRO-phy Facing Us

Diego Arria | Posted 12.20.2012 | World
Diego Arria

The rate of abstention reflects the depressed mood of many voters following the October election. The machinations of the regime, and most of all the lack of clear information about Chavez's health woes, has generated a crisis of trust that will not be easily repaired.

Best of Pitchfork Music Festival 2012

Gideon Resnick | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
Gideon Resnick

Union Park's attendees waded in mud at times and baked under the relentlessly hot sun at others during Pitchfork's eighth annual festival. Besides the battle against the elements, festival goers had plenty else to engage them, as the weekend offered a palate of surefire hits and miscalculated flops.