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Movie Reviews Puss In Boots

DreamWorks Animation's Puss in Boots is garnering the kind of reviews ordinarily reserved for films displaying the Pixar label. Among the country's leading newspaper critics, only one, Lou Lumenick of the New York Post ,...

Movie Reviews The Rum Diary

It has been more than three years since Johnny Depp appeared as gonzo writer Hunter Thompson in The Rum Diary. During that time, his Pirates of the Caribbean movies have raked in billions of dollars,...

Hastings No Plan To Quit Netflix

Netflix founder Reed Hastings says he has no intention to step down following the furor over his decision to raise subscription prices substantially and his failed plan to split the company into a DVD-by-mail and...

Movie Reviews Johnny English Reborn

People either love Rowan Atkinson or hate him. Those among the former amount to a virtual cult in America -- although he has a massive following overseas. Those among the latter -- well, let's just...

Movie Reviews Paranormal Activity Iii

The producers of Paranormal Activity III might just as well have knocked on the doors of movie critics and yelled, "Trick or treat!" As it turned out, they have got both. A week before the...

Report Rift Grows Between Murdoch And Son

The hacking scandal at Britain's now-defunct News of the World that occurred under James Murdoch's watch was only the latest of several contentious incidents that have driven a rift between James and his father Rupert,...

Study Tea Party Candidates Boosted By Media

A study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism analyzing broadcast, print, and online reports has found that -- conservative commentators to the contrary -- the news media have by and large...

Movie Reviews The Thing

They're calling the third rendition of The Thing , a prequel, but most critics indicate that there's not much difference in the plot between the earlier Thing s and this one (including, obviously, the title)....

Movie Reviews The Big Year

If you think you have seen a movie about every sport that has ever existed, think again. The Big Year is a movie about competitive bird watching and stars Owen Wilson as the champion --...

Movie Reviews The Ides Of March

Several reviews of The Ides of March are putting first things first. While Ides of March is a political drama and director/co-star/co-screenwriter George Clooney is a card-carrying liberal Democrat, it is not a movie that...

Movie Reviews Real Steel

Of all the man-versus-giant-robots movies that have been released recently -- and there have been virtually tons of them -- Real Steel is faring best with critics. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times , a...

Movie Reviews Courageous

The reason that Sony's Affirm Films -- the studio unit that distributes "faith based" movies -- didn't screen Courageous to critics may have had nothing to do with worries about how they might have reacted...

Movie Reviews Dream House

It's always a bad sign when a studio fails to screen a movie for critics in advance of its release. But how bad could a film starring the likes of Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and...

Lindsay Lohan Supports Kanye At Pfw

Lindsay Lohan was in the front row for Kanye West's debut fashion show over the weekend.The 'Mean Girls' actress attended the KW by Kanye West Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2012 show yesterday (02.10.11) at Paris...

Rooney Mara Joins Oldboy

Rooney Mara has signed on for the female lead in Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake. The 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' actress will reportedly star as Marie, the love interest of the main character (played by...

Movie Reviews 50/50

50/50 are the odds of surviving a rare form of cancer that the main character in the movie with those odds in the title is diagnosed with. It's loosely based on screenwriter Will Reiser's personal...

Movie Reviews What's Your Number?

Producers of What's Your Number? have dialed the wrong one with this latest R-rated raunch-com aimed at women and starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans, most critics argue. They suggest that except for good looks...

Al-jazeera English Honored By Online Journalism Awards

It may still be struggling to find outlets on most cable systems, but al-Jazeera English has been attracting viewers, critical respect, and numerous awards, especially for its coverage of the recent Middle East unrest. Its...

Black Swan Interns Sue Studio

Two unpaid interns who worked on Fox Searchlight's Black Swan are suing the production company, claiming that they were required to perform menial work and were not given the educational experience required by law for...

Another Disney Movie Gets New Life Onstage

Transposing a failed movie musical to the stage may seem like a fool's errand, but Disney's theatrical unit may have pulled it off in the case of Newsies , the company's 1992 effort to revive...

Interns Suing Black Swan Producers

Two 'Black Swan' interns are suing the production company behind the film. Alex Footman, 24, and Eric Glatt, 42, have criticised the film industry's practice of unpaid internships by filing a lawsuit in federal court...

Rooney Leaving 60 Minutes

Andy Rooney, who had insisted only a few months ago that he would never retire, is leaving 60 Minutes , the network said on Monday. He will deliver his final essay, his 1,097th, on Sunday's...

Ratings Rise At Cnn

CNN's key moves in recent months -- in particular, the decision to move Anderson Cooper into the 8 00 p.m. slot and replace Larry King with Piers Morgan at 9 00 pm. -- appear to...

Movie Reviews Abduction

Taylor Lautner, the former teen werewolf of the Twilight movies, makes his starring debut in the John Singleton-directed Abduction . And critics, who are mostly excoriating the movie, are treating Lautner himself with a sizable...

Movie Reviews Killer Elite

For the most part, U.S. critics are shooting down Killer Elite (no relation to Sam Peckinpah's 1975 film The Killer Elite ), which stars Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen. With such names...

Netflix Kicked While It's Down

Netflix rivals are ganging up on the leading online movie renter, following a string of PR debacles that have pummeled the price of its shares over the past month. This morning, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos...

Movie Reviews Moneyball

Moneyball is coming to the screens at the tail end of the baseball season, as interest in the playoffs mounts. The timing is probably not coincidental, given the fact that much of the film concerns...

Cowell's X Factor Debuts It's No Idol

The debut of Simon Cowell's The X Factor on Fox Wednesday night attracted an average of 12.14 million viewers. That was good enough to win the first hour at 8 00 p.m. and to rank...

Pirate Party A Surprise Winner In Berlin

The Motion Picture Association of America was no doubt left reeling by results of Sunday's elections in Berlin that saw Germany's Pirate Party win 8.9 percent of the vote to take 15 seats in the...

Dumbo Flies Again

Disney is releasing a restored Blu-ray version of its 1941 classic Dumbo today (Tuesday), and the New York Times is celebrating its releasing by republishing the late movie critic Bosley Crowther's original review of the...

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