Based on the true story of famed civil rights leader and labor organizer Cesar Chavez, actor Michael Peña brings to life the titular character who co-founded the United Farm Workers union alongside Dolores Huerta (portrayed by Rosario Dawson) in 1962.
By Jake Coyle, AP, NEW YORK — Reginald Hudlin, director of films like “Boomerang” and “House Party,” never expected to be going to the Oscars as a best-picture-nominated producer of a slavery-era spaghetti Western by Quentin Tarantino. “I didn’t think it was happening when it was happening,” Hudlin says, laughing. The wide-ranging career of the 51-year-old filmmaker […]
There’s been some conceptual skepticism about “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D,” but it doesn’t make sense: if there was ever a fairy tale sequel that was meant to be made as a blood-and-guts action adventure, it’s Hansel and Gretel. After all, the Brothers Grimm classic isn’t about raven-haired princesses and sweet woodland creatures, it’s […]
The French-language drama “Amour” was chosen Sunday as the year’s best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are among a flurry of year-end honors that help sort out the Academy Awards race.
The New York Film Critics Circle have named Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” the best film of 2012. Bigelow, the “Hurt Locker” filmmaker, also won best director for her grim, journalist docu-drama of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Julianne Hough is normally a little bit country, but in her latest big screen role as Sherrie Christian in “Rock of Ages,” the two-time “Dancing with the Stars” champ is very much rock ‘n’ roll. “Rock of Ages,” set in the ’80s, is based on the Broadway play about Sherrie, a small-town girl who meets […]
What is kung fu? The average American has absolutely no idea. According to Ric Meyers, author of the new film “Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie,” the term “kung fu” means simply: “Human achievement.” Although most people associate the world of kung fu with the yelping, high-kicking action of Chinese martial artist Bruce […]
Brett Ratner, whose resume includes eight feature movies, documentaries, TV series and hundreds of music videos, loves movies. He loves making them. He loves watching them. And he loves talking about them. In addition to chatting with him about his latest feature,”Tower Heist,” which opens November 4 (read the interview here and buy tickets online […]
Brett Ratner, one of the most successful filmmakers of the past two decades, is a busy man right now. He accepted the almost Herculean task of producing the 84th annual Academy Awards (along with veteran Don Mischer), and he is preparing for the release of his latest movie, “Tower Heist,” an old-fashioned and genuinely fun […]
“The Last Rites of Joe May” is the story of a proud man, the last of a dying breed. The film, which is now available on XFINITY On Demand, follows aging small-time hustler Joe May (Dennis Farina), who returns to his Chicago apartment after a lengthy illness to find that the landlord – who thought […]