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Chloe Moretz picked for 'Carrie' remakeupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 21:05:00

"Kick-Ass" actress Chloe Moretz has been chosen for the title role in a movie remake of Stephen King's "Carrie," a horror story about a teenaged girl whose telekinetic powers turn a high school prom into an inferno.

Is 'Dragon Tattoo' Oscar bait?updated: Tue Dec 20 2011 15:42:00

Dodai Stewart, deputy editor for, on high expectations for the movie "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

Review: 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' is a measured and suspenseful thrillerupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 15:42:00

Often, US remakes of foreign language films are so poorly made as to completely lose whatever made them attractive for remaking in the first place.

Sundance Film Festival 2012 lineupupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 10:08:00

Sex surrogates, happy drunks, not-so-happy drunks, teenagers in love, a little boy on a gangland odyssey, and a trio of time-travel investigators are just a few of the movies in the competition lineup for the Sundance Film Festival this year.

'Ides of March' political dramaupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 10:25:00

George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in the film 'The Ides of March' about an aspiring presidential candidate.

'Lion King 3D' defends crown with $22.1 millionupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:37:00

Four new movies were no match for the feline phenom "The Lion King 3D," which ruled the box office for the second weekend in a row with $22.1 million, according to studio estimates.

Review: 'Dolphin Tale' a cute storyupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 10:23:00

A dolphin named Winter loses its tail to a crab trap in "Dolphin Tale" -- a (sometimes sickly) sweet family film based on a true story.

Fall theatrical preview: Must see moviesupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 12:25:00

There are always films being released, even in the relatively dead first few months of the year. Granted, many of the studio films released before May will come and go quicker than the cable guy when you've just stepped out for a quart of milk, but, every once in a while, a gem comes along. "The Matrix" was released in March, for example, but generally it's "Just Go With It" or "Legion."

Film critic: This 'Hangover' not as funupdated: Mon May 30 2011 08:13:00

Rolling Stone film critic, Peter Travers, didn't hate it, but says this "Hangover" isn't quite as fun as the first one.

'The Tree of Life' garners top prize at 2011 Cannes film festivalupdated: Mon May 23 2011 04:52:00

"The Tree of Life," an American film helmed by director Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, took home the top prize Sunday at the Cannes film festival.

Natalie Portman: I'm a pleasure seeker, not self-punisherupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 09:03:00

Living a role for a movie is hard work -- living the physically punishing life of a ballet dancer is even harder. But it's worth it when you get awarded with a Golden Globe for your efforts.

Fathers, sons and Don Meredithupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 08:55:00

Earlier this year I happened upon a movie I had heard nothing about.

It takes a legend to make a starupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 17:10:00

Cher and Christina Aguilera talk about their new film 'Burlesque' and answer your iReport questions.

Parker Spitzer: Obama reality checkupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 09:46:00

CNN's Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker analyze President Obama's news conference following the midterm "shellacking."

Eliot Spitzer speaks on 'Client 9'updated: Fri Nov 05 2010 09:46:00

Eliot Spitzer has every reason in the world not to want to talk about it.

Your guide to the summer blockbustersupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 18:47:00

It's Memorial Day weekend, which can only mean one thing: time to sit inside an air-conditioned movie theater. To get ready for summer-blockbuster season, here's a roundup of the most buzzed-about movies being released through July:

Sex and the City 2: Leaving New Yorkupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 18:47:00

The cast of "Sex and the City 2" raves about the movie and talks about shooting on location in Morocco.

Showbiz Tonight at Cannes Film Festivalupdated: Wed May 12 2010 20:58:00

Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson tours the 63rd Cannes Film Festival as everyone awaits this year's biggest stars.

Cannes 101: A film festival field guideupdated: Wed May 12 2010 20:58:00

It's that time of year again: The annual Cannes film festival is poised to kick off more than a week of glamour, prestige, and of course, some of the best in international cinema. Cannes Film Festival Opens Wednesday with Robin Hoodupdated: Wed May 12 2010 11:51:00

The 12-day event will bring top actors - and maybe some nicer weather - to the south of France

Tyler Perry: The mogul outside the machineupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 16:57:00

Tyler Perry has done it yet again. His latest opus to the melodrama of marriage, "Why Did I Get Married Too," landed at No. 2 at the box office last weekend, with a gross of $29 million.

Movie not just for wimpsupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 16:38:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva talks to the author of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and two of the stars of the upcoming movie adaptation.

Soldier sues, says 'Hurt Locker' is his storyupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 18:14:00

A U.S. soldier who defused roadside bombs in Iraq wants credit for inspiring the main character in "The Hurt Locker," a movie up for nine Oscars this weekend.

First look: Reborn 'Parenthood' still full of truthupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 15:59:00

Twenty years ago, NBC turned the box office hit "Parenthood" into a half-hour sitcom. It was critically acclaimed but struggled to find an audience and was cancelled after just 12 episodes.

'Hurt Locker' named film critics' best picture of 2009updated: Mon Feb 22 2010 17:36:00

Iraqi war drama "The Hurt Locker" won big with the National Society of Film Critics on Sunday. It was selected by the group of film reviewers from some of the country's top publications as the best picture of 2009.

Can 'Wolfman' destroy vampire fever?updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 16:11:00

Until Taylor Lautner beefed up and began walking around shirtless in "New Moon," there wasn't a chance in the underworld that werewolves could steal pop culture's rabid affection for vampires.

'The Wolfman' is comingupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 16:11:00

CNN's KJ Matthews sits down with the cast of "The Wolfman."

Eric Rohmer: The French New Wave intellectual whose influence enduresupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 13:09:00

They revolutionized filmmaking in the 1950s and 1960s, and their influence is still felt today.

'Sherlockians' say new film succeedsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 08:56:00

Certain groups of die-hard fans are protective of the characters they hold on a pedestal. "Star Trek" has its Trekkies and "Star Wars" has the Jedi religion. Jude Law Talks About Finishing Heath Ledger's Final Roleupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 09:07:00

The actor says his work in Dr. Parnassus is a tribute to "a man I adore"

Christopher Lee: Horror films today are 'obscene'updated: Fri Oct 30 2009 08:27:00

Although his name is synonymous with horror, Christopher Lee says he doesn't have much desire to see pictures that fall under that genre these days.

Not your average zombiesupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 09:51:00

Zombie genre fans are miffed, according to stars of new film "Zombieland."

Stirring the pot of controversy with film remakesupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 07:48:00

Love them or hate them, when it comes to remakes, it seems the only thing people can agree on is that they more often than not stir controversy.

Oprah flick 'Precious' wins top award at Torontoupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 05:25:00

This year's Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up Saturday and Hollywood evacuated, leaving the city to turn its attention to ice hockey team, the Maple Leafs' fall calendar.

'Basterds' a bunch of Nazi-killersupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 11:06:00

"Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino's new film about Nazi-killers starring Brad Pitt premieres in Hollywood. VIDEO: Trailer for Heath Ledger's Final Film Releasedupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:10:00

See the late star in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Clooney and Damon are Headed to Veniceupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 11:48:00

Huge names are expected at this year's Italian film festival - and Buzz Lightyear, too

David Bowie's son releases space oddity 'Moon'updated: Tue Jul 21 2009 11:21:00

"This is ground control to Major Tom," sang David Bowie about a fictional astronaut lost in orbit in 1969. Now, 40 years later Bowie's son Duncan Jones has released his own space oddity.

Capt Jack Sparrow and the 10 greatest movie marinersupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 09:29:00

From HMS Titanic to the Black Pearl, Hollywood has long felt the lure of the open sea, but who are the seafaring heroes that have plotted a course into our imaginations?

Howard 'fully prepared' to accept criticism in 'Angels & Demons'updated: Sat May 16 2009 00:40:00

"The Da Vinci Code," a film based on a novel from Dan Brown, opened three years ago amid controversy and protests. Now, a new film based on another Brown novel, "Angels and Demons," opened on Friday.

Coppola gets back to writing with new filmupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:58:00

When it comes to telling a story, few know how to do it better than Francis Ford Coppola.

Your reviewsupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 04:49:00

He's been called a "popcorn" director, a master of popular appeal who's big on effects but short on substance.

'Defiance' offers vision of strength amid horrorupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 08:59:00

While the horrors inflicted by the Nazis during World War II are well documented, "Defiance" director Edward Zwick wanted to make sure the stories of those who fought back aren't overlooked.

Big-budget movies set to compete in holiday box officeupdated: Thu Dec 25 2008 10:57:00

Thursday brings one of the biggest slates of Hollywood entertainment to open on Christmas Day in many years.

Bond, fangs, dogs and DiCaprio: Holiday movies roll outupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 10:59:00

The holiday movie season is a chance to see old friends and make new ones.

Weekend movie previewupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 10:59:00

AOL's Russ Leatherman previews the new films: 'Quantum of Solace' and 'Slumdog Millionaire.'

German filmmakers tackle nation's dark pastupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 14:08:00

Speaking during celebrations to commemorate German Unity Day last month, Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the importance of historical awareness. Young Germans in particular need to learn more about the country's communist past, Merkel said. Happy 40th Birthday, Movie Ratingsupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 15:40:00

Remembering four decades of G, PG-13, R, X, and NC-17. A look back at the American movie ratings system. Ebert on Scorseseupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 19:00:00

Scorsese By Ebert is a film-by-film chronicling of the professional, yet passionate, relationship between America's top critic and one of his favorite directors Get Smart Got Lostupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 17:00:00

How to prep a humorous old-fangled TV show for the modern big screen? Gunk it up with action sequences. So not funny Handicapping 'Sex and the City'updated: Mon May 19 2008 14:00:00

Will cable's favorite Manhattan muses be a fantastic four at the multiplex, or over-the-hill ladies who lunch? We ask five experts

De Niro, Pacino get an offer they can't refuseupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 15:07:00

"This is an event in world history," is how Hollywood producer Avi Lerner hyperbolically proclaimed the news that Robert De Niro and Al Pacino were to star in his new film. Do Film Critics Know Anything?updated: Mon Dec 10 2007 18:00:00

As No Country for Old Men gets the best-picture nod from the New York Film Critics, Richard Corliss wonders if his colleagues are actually talking to the audience

Bruce Law: The accidental stuntmanupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 01:37:00

Hong Kong's veteran stuntman and special effects expert Bruce Law is busy coordinating car stunts and pyrotechnic effects on the Shanghai set of the new Hollywood production "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" -- or "Mummy 3" for short -- starring Jet Li. Q&A with Ang Leeupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 14:00:00

The director of Lust, Caution opens up about the intensity of sex scenes and why he made such a taxing film

CNNMoney: 'Superbad' is super good at box officeupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 01:57:00

The raunchy coming-of-age comedy "Superbad" took the top spot at the weekend North American box office and broke the record for a movie opening in late August, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. An Unbecoming Janeupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 12:00:00

The new Jane Austen movie should have focused more on the author's writing and less on her flirting Rats! Poo! Duck!updated: Tue Jul 03 2007 14:55:00

Animated films like Ratatouille, which topped the U.S. box office this past weekend, give great pleasure but get no respect

CNNMoney: Sequels don't live up to the hypeupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 05:16:00

This summer's big movies have gotten off to big starts at the box office but have fizzled fast, leading some industry analysts to wonder if filmgoers are feeling burned out by all the sequels at the multiplex.

CNNMoney: Disney seeks 'Pirates' bootyupdated: Mon May 21 2007 10:36:00

Peter Parker set a new box office record two weeks ago and then that big green ogre followed up with the best opening for an animated movie ever this past weekend.

Review: '23' is a bad numberupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 14:23:00

Even as the great and good assemble for the annual orgy of self-congratulation that is the Oscars ceremony, you have to wonder if there has ever been a greater disconnect between the films up for the awards and the movies the studios are pumping out on a weekly basis.

CNNMoney: Oscar$: No love, no money?updated: Mon Jan 22 2007 09:10:00

Actors, actresses and directors were eagerly awaiting the Academy Award nominations announcement on Tuesday morning.

James Bond: The world's favorite spyupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 03:34:00

In 1962 a low-budget adaptation of a paperback thriller by a former British intelligence officer enjoyed a modest reception from critics and cinema audiences in the UK and the U.S.

CNNMoney: Fall movies: James Bond and not much elseupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 09:29:00

The summer is almost over. And for Hollywood, it's been a welcome change from a year ago.

CNNMoney: Who needs Mad Mel and Cruisazy Tom?updated: Wed Aug 09 2006 11:29:00

Quick. Name one actor who starred in "The Chronicles of Narnia." Stumped? How about naming who plays Clark Kent and Lois Lane in this summer's "Superman Returns?"

Business 2.0: Marvel Comics leaps into movie-makingupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 15:15:00

Bombs burst. Tongues of flame split the predawn darkness. People in bomber jackets, clutching weapons, lurk in the shadows. Then a barrel-chested man in black edges forward and, in a thick Israeli ...

Fortune: Pixar's magic manupdated: Mon May 15 2006 14:50:00

Here's the scene: It's 3 P.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Sound Stage 7 on the studio lot of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank. Five hundred cartoon people - artists, producers, voice artists, etc. - are jammed into the warehouse-like building, murmuring and fidgeting in anticipation.

Fortune: Pixar's Magic Manupdated: Mon May 15 2006 14:49:00

HERE'S THE SCENE: It's 3 P.M., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Sound Stage 7 on the studio lot of Walt Disney Co. in Burbank. Five hundred cartoon people--artists, producers, voice artists, etc.--are jammed into the warehouse-like building, murmuring and fidgeting in anticipation. Just yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger and Pixar chairman Steve Jobs announced a surprise $7.4 billion deal in which Pixar Animation Studios, which brought the world the Toy Story movies, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, would become a wholly-owned part of Disney. The deal is surprising because Pixar's longtime distribution pact with Disney fell apart in acrimony and is due to expire after the release in June of Cars, a kaleidoscopic celebration of racing, Route 66, and life in the slow lane. But in an amazing plot twist, not only is Pixar becoming part of Disney, but the upstart studio is also taking over the creative direction of Disney's own flailing animation operations--the people in this very room! For Iger, the deal is a bet-the-ho...

CNNMoney: 'Madea' comedy beats up box office rivalsupdated: Sun Feb 26 2006 14:17:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Playwright Tyler Perry, who turned his crazy-granny "Madea" character into a lucrative cottage industry, returned to the top of the box office Sunday, exactly one year after stunning the industry with a No. 1 bow for his first film.

CNNMoney: 'When a Stranger Calls' gets familiar at box officeupdated: Sun Feb 05 2006 17:04:00

The new horror remake "When a Stranger Calls" connected with young thrill-seekers at the weekend box office in North America, but moviegoing generally took a back seat to Sunday's Super Bowl showdown.

'Mountain' looms over Oscar nominationsupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 07:39:00

It has been the subject of controversy and the subject of jokes -- how many times have you heard variations on "I wish I knew how to quit you" or seen parodies of its poster? -- but mostly "Brokeback Mountain" has been the subject of honors.

The battle of 'Munich'updated: Thu Dec 22 2005 10:18:00

Steven Spielberg has called his new film, "Munich," "a prayer for peace." But -- probably much to his dismay -- the film has provoked war, a war of words if not of deeds.

CNNMoney: Boo! Scary movies are big businessupdated: Fri Sep 30 2005 09:11:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Do you like scary movies?

Hollywood hocus-pocusupdated: Tue Jun 21 2005 14:49:00

"Bewitched," a feature film based on the '60s TV series, comes out this weekend.

Wenders and Shepard come knockingupdated: Thu May 19 2005 08:44:00

German director Wim Wenders and American actor/playwright Sam Shepard screened their neo-Western "Don't Come Knocking" in competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday.

Review: 'Interpreter' a terrific thrillerupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 09:57:00

Sydney Pollack knows his way around a thriller. He's the director who brought us "Three Days of the Condor" and "The Firm," and he's a master at slowly building a sense of dramatic urgency until a shattering breaking point is finally achieved.

Review: Duchovny's 'House' of painupdated: Fri Apr 15 2005 11:00:00

David Duchovny claims he wrote the screenplay for "House of D" in only six days. It shows.

Feast now, famine laterupdated: Wed Dec 08 2004 15:51:00

The studios are rolling out their big guns, and no wonder: It's December.

Review: 'Polar Express' a creepy rideupdated: Wed Nov 10 2004 09:10:00

This season's biggest holiday extravaganza, "The Polar Express," should be subtitled "The Night of the Living Dead." The characters are that frightening.

Review: Perfect time for 'Manchurian'updated: Fri Jul 30 2004 08:38:00

The Jonathan Demme remake of John Frankenheimer's classic 1962 drama "The Manchurian Candidate" lacks some of the heart and soul of the original, but it still manages to be entertaining thanks in large part to the talents of Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Liev Schreiber.

Animated action: Not just for Hollywood anymoreupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 10:15:00

Attention Shrek, Simba and Nemo. Meet your new computer-generated neighbors: Delgo, Kyla and Sedessa.

Review: Creepy 'Window' shows Depp's depthupdated: Thu Mar 11 2004 15:38:00

It's easy to see why Johnny Depp, hot off his Oscar nomination for "Pirates of the Caribbean," chose "Secret Window" as his next film. His character, Mort Rainey, is in practically every frame of the movie -- and the movie is a great showcase for Depp's well-honed skills.


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