An encounter with Australian Aborigines proves a life-changing experience.
A cinematic take on a runaway train in the Tony Scott film 'Unstoppable,' a music festival called Bonnaroo, and the 'Les Misérables' 25th anniversary concert on PBS.
Actors are paid for their way with words. Colin Firth had to go above and beyond his usual craft to come up with a credible stammer for his Oscar-winning role in 'The King's Speech,' which also won Best Picture.
The PS22 Chorus brought their hearts and musical gifts to the Oscars Sunday night. Where did those fifth graders of the PS22 Chorus come from, and how did they get so famous?
Forget Matt Damon. Filmmakers outside America are more likely to favor moral heroism over physical heroism. Meet India's Salman Khan.
To some, the Academy Awards are nothing more than a meaningless, self-indulgent spectacle. But to others, the Oscars are really an insipid, decadent pseudo-event. No matter what your opinion, the event produces a lot of Hollywood trivia.
In ‘Of Gods and Men,’ eight French monks living in the Algerian mountains choose humanity, not escape when faced with a chilling threat.
Filmed in Botswana, ‘The Last Lions’ is a haunting portrait of a mother defending her young.
Jerry Seinfeld has prevailed in a libel case, winning his First Amendment right to call a woman 'wacko' after suing his wife for what he calls 'vegetable plagiarism.' Jerry Seinfeld's attorney called the decision a victory for 'right of comedians to tell jokes.'
In 'Hall Pass,' two husbands plunge into chasing women after being granted a week off from their marriages by their wives in this crass comedy.
Montreal-based drama 'Heartbeats' is a modern take on the love triangle with a hipper twist.
Oscar predictions 2011: The Monitor's film critic Peter Rainer picks which movies, and which actors, should win in five major Oscar categories. Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and best documentary. Do you agree?
Creating a pillow that holds succulent plants is an easy gardening project that will dress up your porch or patio.
James Franco and Anne Hathaway are the youngest to have hosted the Oscars. The choice has people guessing: Why were Franco and Hathaway chosen to host the 83rd annual Academy Awards? And why two hosts?