Ever since the Ad Council introduced the "Rosie the Riveter" poster, public service announcements have either warned us of the dangers of such risky behaviors as having unsafe sex, as well as reasons you should vote, or even to spay and neuter your pets. As rock and roll became more popular, artists ... More >>
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Happy birthday, Janis.News came down last week that Sacha Baron Cohen will be stepping into the rhinestones and glitter as Queen icon Freddie Mercury. It's been a long time coming for Cohen, the Borat and Bruno star who is slowly becoming his generation's Peter Sellers and has been rumored to ... More >>
Thank God Brad Pitt didn't star in thisGreen Zone, by shaky-cam master Paul Greengrass, is the latest movie to try to buck the trend of box-office poison that is the Iraq War.Many have tried, but even the most celebrated of the Iraq War flicks, The Hurt Locker, wasn't a blockbuster. (Maybe ... More >>
Unsurprisingly, Iron Man 2 was tops at the box office last weekend. The $128.1 million haul was considered a mild disappointment by some, proving once again that even the fifth biggest opening weekend in movie history can be spun as a negative in Hollywood, where it was also argued semi-convi ... More >>
Iron Man 2 will lead to 3 and probably 4, but that doesn't mean it's good.
A sleepy follow-up to Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest cops out.
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role
Music biopics Hollywood won't make
Racists, louts and terrorists earned their place among the best of 2005
In Paul Haggis's Los Angeles, good and evil Crash into each other
Sean Penn blames his problems on the president -- so what else is new?
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand
Salma's shorts get top billing in an otherwise unwatchable caper
Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation
Noisy Rush Hour 2 mistakes volume for humor
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes an unblinking look at America's drug policies
Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features
The ghost of Christmas Movies Past pays a visit to The Family Man
Out of Sight satisfies the eyes, mind and emotions
Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood
The hugely ambitious Boogie Nights revisits the sex-film world of the 1970s
Volcano destroys the City of Angels with hot magma and cool affection