Few career paths garner the kind of uncanny respect and even fear allotted to the nightclub doorman. He's the first (and sometimes last) thing that you see when out for a night on the town and has the ability to make or break your evening (and possibly, arm) -- well before you've had the chance to d ... More >>
So apparently there's been a legit hip-hop record deal offered to Amanda Bynes. By all accounts it isn't a joke, which is utterly mind-blowing. The guy responsible for this offer, Daniel Herman of Chinga Chang Records, has spoken out, claiming to have cleared the way with both Sony Entertainment and ... More >>
For At Any Price director Ramin Bahrani, bigger films demand bigger targets.
Michael Cimino revisits his notorious flop Heaven's Gate, which maybe was a masterpiece all along.
It's a busy time of year for movie critic types. Many of us are butting up against deadlines for award nominations, watching lots of year-end screeners of some pretty memorable films by the likes of Terence Malick, Steve McQueen, and Lynne Ramsay, among others. But everyone needs a palate cl ... More >>
The movie Horrible Bosses comes out today, and while the heinous supervisors in question all work in areas unrelated to entertainment, this shouldn't be taken to mean the music industry is free of bad managers and executives. Rocks Off knows if anything, the music biz has had more than its fa ... More >>
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week in Park City, Utah. The venerable fest enters its 33rd year with many once again questioning the organizers' commitment to independent film. Recent incarnations have debuted underground fare from art houses like Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures ... More >>
The only DVD released today that earned big bucks at the box office was the Sony Pictures apocalyptic thriller 2012. The year 2012 has long been predicted by various ancient cultures as the year the world will end (or at least end as we now know it). That idea's the basis for director Roland Emme ... More >>
I imagine most of you are aware of the sad news by now, but just in case you hadn't heard, Spider-Man 4 isn't happening: A few days after script issues pushed it off the May 2011 calendar, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today that Spider-Man 4 ain't gonna happen at all, and that ... More >>
Spike Jonze's live-action version of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are led the box office this weekend, grossing over $32 million. Last month, another children's book adaptation, Sony Pictures' version of Judi and Ron Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, scored similar numbers f ... More >>
Chanel hagiography is so last season.
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
This movie may lay it on a bit thick, but Melissa Leo nails the role of a struggling single mom
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Freedomland turns a rich, complex book into a poor, simple movie
Memoirs of a Geisha views Japan through Western eyes
Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't
Travolta unloads another awful bomb in Basic
Duncan Ganley can't seem to tell the difference between fact and fiction
This sneak preview by a UT film student stole more than the show at Sony Studios
Scotty Crane is tired of getting the shaft from Paul Schrader
Stuart Little 2 is no ratty sequel
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more
Epic keeps raiding Stevie Ray Vaughan's vault, but when is enough enough?
Quiet, intellectual John Bloom transformed himself through his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, into a drive-in-movie critic on TV. Now a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself.
Small, TV-sized minds and marketing overshadow special effects