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Have You Seen These Movies?

Julie Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Julie Gray

This is the new, improved, always evolving GASP list -- the list of movies that you should have seen if you want to work (produce, write, direct, act) in the entertainment industry.

Meg Whitman's Titanic Campaign for Governor of California

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

What has a record $70 million in primary spending gotten billionaire Meg Whitman? A plummeting Republican primary lead over state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

The Chronology of the $300 Million Movie

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Disney's tentpole became just the eighth film to cross $300 million that was not released in either May, June, or July.

Hollywood's Hidden Morality Tale in The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar

Dr. Wendy Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Wendy Jacobson

In the hidden drama of the Oscars, Cameron starred as brilliant megalomaniac/erratic ex-spouse/father. Fostering Bigelow's win was her image as a class-act -- a finer person, not necessarily a finer artist.

Titanic: Too Big to Fail

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Kaplan

Nothing is too big to fail; instead, the bigger it is, the more insidious and devastating its modes of failure must be. Engineers, at least, know this: it seems someone forgot to tell the bankers.

Is the "United States" About to Get Scrapped?

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Abigail Pesta

I'm referring, of course, to the "S.S. United States" -- the fastest oceanliner ever built. Last week, news broke that the foreign owner of the histor...

'Avatar''s Debt To 'The Wizard Of Oz'

The New York Review of Books | Daniel Mendelsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Wizard Daniel Mendelsohn The New York Review of Books "Avatar" a film directed by James Cameron 1. Two hugely popular "mashups"--hom...

Why Avatar Should Not Win Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What does it say about the state of the industry when a film can win Best Picture without having been nominated for anything in either the primary writing or acting categories?

Dear John Scores $32 Million for First Place, and Why Its Defeat of Avatar Isn't a Gender Politics Story

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Dear John dethroned Avatar at the top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend. Wow... a film's opening weekend managed to exceed another film's eighth weekend.

Obama's Choice: Titanic or Avatar

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

Just imagine if Obama announced that we were closing all overseas military bases because they wreaked havoc on indigenous people. Oops, sorry, I was wearing those rose-colored 3D glasses.

'Avatar' World Record Breaks 'Titanic''s

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — James Cameron is king of the world again. 20th Century Fox said Tuesday that the director's sci-fi spectacle, "Avatar," has passe...

HuffPost Weekend Box Office Review: Avatar Wins Again, Surpasses Dark Knight With Titanic in its Sights

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The big engine that could took in $36 million for a record sixth weekend. Internationally, it's just $68 million away from Titanic's seemingly insurmountable $1.842 billion record. Wow... just wow.

'Avatar' Wins AGAIN, Sinks Titanic

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — James Cameron's "Avatar" is on a course to sink "Titanic" at the box office. No. 1 for the sixth-straight weekend with $36 million,...

Leo and Kate: They Didn't Go Down With The Ship

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Here's hoping Leo and Kate do many more films together. But for now, let's celebrate their careers to-date with a sampling of their more interesting, lesser-known work, both pre-and post-Titanic.

With "Avatar," Technology Has Never Looked So Human in Film (VIDEO)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Technology has never looked so human in film. James Cameron has created a wholly believable, realistic world, at once marking a new cinematic era and expanding the possibilities of film in our technology-dependent, digital entertainment-driven 21st century. From here on out, movies will be divided into two epochs: B.A. and A.A. Before "Avatar," After "Avatar."

Deborah Davis' Latest Triumph!: Gilded, How Newport Became America's Richest Resort

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Henry Adams

Having met some of the same challenging residents she has, examining Deborah Davis' breathless, bright and entertaining new book, Gilded, How Newport ...

The Common Threads of Avatar

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

With television series now generally at least as good as if not better than feature films, there are fewer reasons to drive to a theater. But you'll never see anything at home like Avatar.

'Gin And Titonic' Ice Tray Makers Criticized For Making Light Of Titanic sinking

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Designer Jason Amendolara, creator of a novelty ice cube tray in which drinkers can re-create the sinking of the Titanic -- the "Gin and Titonic Ice T...

Titanic Memorial Cruise To Mark 100th Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(AP) NEW YORK - A trans-Atlantic cruise is being offered in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The Titanic Memorial C...

Weekend Box Office Review: Avatar Defies Skeptics and Snowstorms, Earns $77 Million in Debut Weekend

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The much anticipated and debated (amongst film nerds at least) Avatar debuted this weekend with $73 million. One thing we learned this weekend: never, ever bet against James Cameron.

Once Upon A Time: Silly Is For Survivors

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Could it be that some parents deprive their children of silly stories mistakenly believing that silly is counterproductive? Could they believe that the world is a harsh place with no room for laughter and goofiness?

Avatar Recalls the Ancient World

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Deborah King

This monumental film is the closest representation I could imagine to the world I inhabit every time I meditate, every time I connect to the hearts of all those in my audience.

Hell No on Bernanke!

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Is Ben Bernanke the change we voted for? How can anyone believe that? What is the matter with Obama? Picking the same guy as Bush, and the same exact guy who was at the helm when the economy crashed.

Avatar's Best Moment (Hint - It Has Nothing to Do With 3D Special Effects)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The movies that do more than flame out after their opening weekends are the ones that do more than show us the biggest and best in special effects technology.

Avatar: A Cinematic Playground

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wajahat Ali

Avatar's aesthetics tower considerably over its predictable storyline and mediocre dialogue, but James Cameron deserves props for seamlessly blending live action, 3D and digital effects.