I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>
Title: The Descendants Doesn't George Clooney Have An Oscar Already? Nominated five times, won once (Best Supporting Actor for Syriana). Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Four Kilauea volcanoes out of five. Brief Plot Synopsis: A Hawaiian land baron must come to grips with the f ... More >>
Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel-good movie of the year. Uh oh.
Alexander Payne's pessimism is good for business.
Up in the Air steers clear of the predictable route, lands the emotion.
Father does not know best when father is De Niro in Everybody'sFine.
Two straight guys pretend to be gay and turn out to be humanists in Chuck & Larry
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods get lost amid Pretty Persuasion
Sean Penn blames his problems on the president -- so what else is new?
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne
A bitter wine freak makes an adorable hero in Alexander Payne's Sideways
Pacino's accent and antics are confusing, rather than enlightening, in People I Know
Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest
Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world
Nicholson disappears into a wondrous movie about quiet desperation
Jurassic Park III has plenty of action, but it is saurly in need of a script
Savvy Election shows ageless appeal