"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.
Dodai Stewart, deputy editor for Jezebel.com, on high expectations for the movie "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
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.
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.
George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in the film 'The Ides of March' about an aspiring presidential candidate.
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.
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.
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."
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," an American film helmed by director Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, took home the top prize Sunday at the Cannes film festival.
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.
Earlier this year I happened upon a movie I had heard nothing about.
Cher and Christina Aguilera talk about their new film 'Burlesque' and answer your iReport questions.
CNN's Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker analyze President Obama's news conference following the midterm "shellacking."
Eliot Spitzer has every reason in the world not to want to talk about it.
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:
The cast of "Sex and the City 2" raves about the movie and talks about shooting on location in Morocco.
Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson tours the 63rd Cannes Film Festival as everyone awaits this year's biggest stars.
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.
The 12-day event will bring top actors - and maybe some nicer weather - to the south of France
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.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva talks to the author of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and two of the stars of the upcoming movie adaptation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's KJ Matthews sits down with the cast of "The Wolfman."
They revolutionized filmmaking in the 1950s and 1960s, and their influence is still felt today.
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.
The actor says his work in Dr. Parnassus is a tribute to "a man I adore"
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.
Zombie genre fans are miffed, according to stars of new film "Zombieland."
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.
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.
"Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino's new film about Nazi-killers starring Brad Pitt premieres in Hollywood.
See the late star in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Huge names are expected at this year's Italian film festival - and Buzz Lightyear, too
"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.
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?
"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.
When it comes to telling a story, few know how to do it better than Francis Ford Coppola.
He's been called a "popcorn" director, a master of popular appeal who's big on effects but short on substance.
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.
Thursday brings one of the biggest slates of Hollywood entertainment to open on Christmas Day in many years.
The holiday movie season is a chance to see old friends and make new ones.
AOL's Russ Leatherman previews the new films: 'Quantum of Solace' and 'Slumdog Millionaire.'
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.
Remembering four decades of G, PG-13, R, X, and NC-17. A look back at the American movie ratings system.
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
How to prep a humorous old-fangled TV show for the modern big screen? Gunk it up with action sequences. So not funny
Will cable's favorite Manhattan muses be a fantastic four at the multiplex, or over-the-hill ladies who lunch? We ask five experts
"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.
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
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.
The director of Lust, Caution opens up about the intensity of sex scenes and why he made such a taxing film
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.
The new Jane Austen movie should have focused more on the author's writing and less on her flirting
Animated films like Ratatouille, which topped the U.S. box office this past weekend, give great pleasure but get no respect
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.
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.
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.
Actors, actresses and directors were eagerly awaiting the Academy Award nominations announcement on Tuesday morning.
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.
The summer is almost over. And for Hollywood, it's been a welcome change from a year ago.
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?"
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 ...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Do you like scary movies?
"Bewitched," a feature film based on the '60s TV series, comes out this weekend.
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.
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.
David Duchovny claims he wrote the screenplay for "House of D" in only six days. It shows.
The studios are rolling out their big guns, and no wonder: It's December.
This season's biggest holiday extravaganza, "The Polar Express," should be subtitled "The Night of the Living Dead." The characters are that frightening.
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.
Attention Shrek, Simba and Nemo. Meet your new computer-generated neighbors: Delgo, Kyla and Sedessa.
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.
ABOUT A DOZEN years ago, way back when Steve Jobs still ran Apple Computer, an irreverent underling first used the expression "reality distortion field'' to describe the beguilingly rosy scenarios ...
AMONG the more improbable scripts to emerge from Hollywood in recent years is the story of the movie industry's own box office comeback. After a drop in admissions and theatrical revenues in the mi...
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