The Descendants

The “Election” director talks the state of Hollywood and his new movie “Downsizing.” Just don’t compare it to “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”
More than 250 films have been shot in the scenic Aloha State, some way more iconic than others. "Jurassic Park," we know
This year, in celebration of their 10th year anniversary, 10 bands performed their classic albums in their entirety.
Sure, sure, "The Matrix" popularized the bullet-time phenomenon and cinema was never the same again. Yes, fine, Plato and
I spoke to you when you were promoting "The Descendants," and, yes, your answers felt very scripted as opposed to now. That
The holidays can come loaded with affect for those who've had someone close to them die. More upsetting can be a recent loss, one which occurred around the holidays, or the first anniversary with a glaring non-attendance. Let's turn to film, television, and books with topics of grief and loss at their core.
The Descendants was a complex movie, but the word for Nebraska, Alexander Payne's latest outing, is good intentioned. Not
"You dumb cluck," exclaims Woody's wife Kate. What would Woody even do with a million dollars? "You know what I'd do with
It's interesting to see the way filmmakers stake out certain emotional territory as their own over the course of a career. Over the course of six films, Alexander Payne has created a body of work that focuses on the effects of and rebellion against disappointment.
Suddenly Houston is barking out orders... "Abort immediately. Abort." The debris is taking out other satellites, causing
I've learned that how they dress and act does not represent who they really are. Funky clothes, an aloof attitude and big headset do not mean they don't want to talk or they don't care.
In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.
When Alexander Payne stepped off the boat in late July to arrive on the Greek isle of Patmos, few locals recognized a major Hollywood writer-director in their midst -- or had a chance to see his films on the silver screen.
It's the rare teenager who can see beyond tomorrow. While they may worry about the future, they tend to live in the moment because, among other things, they feel immortal and most have little evidence to the contrary.
5. Relatable: It's no secret Jennifer Lawrence is awkward. People applaud her for it. She tripped at the Oscars and gets
Jim: ...because he is very personable and very extroverted in the sense that he just really feeds off people and he takes
Also starring Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad," "Mr. Show with Bob and David") and David Ratray ("Home Alone"), "Nebraska" marks
I've never been one to have the patience for movies about people. You know the ones I'm talking about: no action or no real plot... just all character development.
While this year's best-picture winner may in fact have played at TIFF 2012, there was no huge critical groundswell around a realistic contender, the way there was last year.
Lillard, who starred alongside George Clooney in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," also commented on the current state