Film Features

  • Lords of Illusions Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman Battle for Supremacy as World-Class Magicians in “The Prestige” It’s Batman vs. Wolverine, and they’re using magic! Actually, it’s Christian Bale vs. Hugh Jackman and they’re using illusions — but in some ways that’s even cooler. ...
  • The Hidden Messages in “Water” Bryce Dallas Howard shares a glimpse into the mysteries of M. Night Shyamalan’s latest supernatural drama “So, um…what’s the twist?” Boxoffice asks Bryce Dallas Howard in an overly-casual manner that doesn’t fool the “Lady in the Water” star for a ...
  • Eddie Izzard’s World Domination Plot The comedian-turned-thespian unleashes his powers in “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” Eddie Izzard has a master plan to take over the world. It doesn’t involve the “cunning use of flags” he extemporized upon in his breakthrough comedy show “Dress to Kill,” but rather ...
  • Up, Up and Away Newcomer Brandon Routh and director Bryan Singer Take the “Superman” Franchise to New Heights The rude blare of a car horn interrupts a conversation with Krypton’s most famous export. Did someone just honk at Superman?! “He did!” Superman confirms. “Hey, he just ...
  • Unpredictable Oscar Superstars and Dark Horses Share the Stage in a Year Full of Surprises “That changes my whole story!” the reporter across from BOXOFFICE griped while the rest of the press room whooped with surprise and joy as dark horse “Crash” swooped ...
  • Historic “Memoirs” A vanished world is brought back to life in Rob Marshall’s “Memoirs of a Geisha” Actress Michelle Yeoh compares the geisha to the samurai warrior …and, in the same breath, to a rigorously-trained ballerina. Producer Lucy Fisher reckons she’s more analogous ...
  • Aslan is On the Move “The Chronicles of Narnia” casts a spell to thaw the box office’s 100-Year Winter “This is an empty world,” came the Witch’s voice. “This is Nothing.” In the darkness something was happening at last. A voice had begun to sing. It was ...
  • “Fantastic” Voyage It’s Clobbering Time at the Box Office With Fox’s Bigscreen Adaptation of the “Fantastic Four” Comic “We’re exposed. We’re in the public eye. We’re dealing with how you handle instant fame. And exposure. Loss of anonymity. Everyone else is a little ...
  • “Galaxy” Quest The mission to bring Douglas Adams’ humor/sci-fi classic to the bigscreen takes off Some of author Douglas Adams’ most devoted fans thought they’d be pulling up chairs at Milliways (the Restaurant at the End of the Universe) and witnessing the end ...
  • Just ‘Deserts’ Persistence Pays Off as Matthew McConaughey Plays His Larger-Than-Life Alter Ego in Paramount’s “Sahara” “Matthew McConaughey is M.I.A.,” exclaims a PR rep with baffled exasperation. Colleagues and cohorts following the progress of securing this story inevitably made tongue-in-cheek speculations concerning bongos, ...

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