The first "Iron Man" boasted a not-so-secret weapon in Robert Downey Jr. reveling in his bad-boy rep as the maverick inventor-industrialist Tony Stark. A combination of Bill Gates, Howard Hughes and Hugh Hefner, Stark had more than his share of character flaws for a superhero. Unlike Bruce Wayne, he couldn't keep his heroics to himself, and unlike Clark Kent, he knew how to party ...
2009 was a big year for celebrity comebacks, with Mickey Rourke, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Courtney Cox steppin' back into the proverbial spotlight. But something tells me that 2010 is going to be even better.
As the clock ticks down to the 81st Academy Awards Sunday, audiences could be forgiven for losing interest. On the face of it, apart from Hugh Jackman hosting, this year's Oscars doesn't look like it will offer many thrills.
The first round of voting is over, and the nominations are in. But in this election, there will be no debating between the nominees, and campaigning will be restricted to photo spreads, red-carpet interviews and the Hollywood cocktail party circuit.
Looking back, I find I've written more than 350 film reviews over the past 12 months. That's a lot of time sitting in the dark, especially when you're challenged to whittle them all down to the best 20 hours or so for the annual top 10 list.
From an animated documentary detailing one man's efforts to regain his memories of being a young soldier in "Waltz with Bashir" to Christopher Nolan's box office behemoth "The Dark Knight," movies in 2008 have been notable for their creativity, diversity and international flavor.
After a slow start, the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival kicked into life about 6:20 p.m. Sunday when a little Indian boy took a deep breath and plunged into an outdoor cesspit to secure the autograph of his favorite movie star.
Special Oscar snub edition: These 10 entries received zero nominations in categories in which they should have been shoo-ins -- "Walk the Line" gets actor and actress, but no picture? -- but they're winners to us.