Growing up in the hood surrounded by a lot of poverty, music was one of the only things that made people feel good. That's why we need music and arts. We've got to put instruments in young people's hands because that's the kind of thing that really touches the soul.
As we move to the final semi-final match up in this Summer Sequel Smackdown it is great to see that Potter's one true rival -- The Lord of the Rings -- has reigned supreme over the other fandoms.
To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" does what Star Trek has always done best: holds up a mirror to the United States and asks, "Are we the moral people we want to be?"
I had the opportunity to catch up with James Franco and Travis Matthews this week to chat about the public's reaction to Interior. Leather Bar., their intentions behind making it to begin with, how gay sex will save American cinema, and much more.
Much has been written about how often Judd Apatow collaborates with his wife, actress Leslie Mann. But why should they get all the ink when there are plenty of other Hollywood couples who manage to work quite well together, too?
With the blockbuster 2 Guns set to explode across U.S. multiplexes this summer, renegade filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) is about to become Iceland's most popular cultural export.
The J.J. Abrams Kirk is the Kirk of parody: Kirk the womanizer, Kirk the rule-flouting powder keg, Kirk the prideful egomaniac. Kirk the caricature. It works in a broad sense because that's the idea of Kirk that people who've never actually seen Star Trek have imprinted in their minds.
The Bling Ring kids wanted to be famous, it's true, but these days, it seems like everybody does. Social media addiction isn't confined to the young; nor is celebrity obsession, driven by an unprecedented number of celebrity news outlets reporting on celebrities 24/7.
Although the film contains some fun and engaging elements, it provides neither the entertainment nor the emotional impact it strives to achieve.
Based on true events, Augustine tells the tale of the titular kitchen servant who is brought to an asylum after suffering a strange seizure that leaves her paralyzed on one side. I got to sit down with director Alice Winocour to discuss this richly realized and slyly subversive debut.
while Deakins is quick to play down whatever small role he played in WALL•E's eventual enormous box office success, his creative contribution did not go unnoticed by others in the animation industry.
Here's my final set of my favorite 20 movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.
Brad Pitt could soon hold the ignominy of presiding over the biggest flop in film history. World War Z, which originally had a budget of $170million, but has now ballooned to a reported $400million. That is a huge $100million more than Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End, which is currently the most expensive film ever made.
With a cast of largely baby-faced actors, Jay-Z as an executive producer, and a soundtrack weighted towards hip hop and electronic music, is The Great Gatsby more for younger fans of Luhrmann's more boisterous previous films like Moulin Rouge! and Romeo Juliet?
Stories We Tell -- Sarah Polley's third as a director -- looks at Polley's family history, focusing on the story of her mother, Diane, who died when Polley was 11. Polley uses the film to explore the central mystery of her own life: her real parentage.