Colin Firth portrays King George VI and Helena Bonham Carter plays the Queen Mother in a scene from 'The King's Speech,' which garnered 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Mr. Firth, Best Supporting Actress for Ms. Bonham Carter, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Director for Tom Hooper, and Best Original Screenplay.
Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Bale, and Helena Bonham Carter are also Academy Award nominees for acting.
Even middling years can yield marvelous movies. Despite all the frazzled franchises and star-studded misfires of 2010, there were still wonders to behold –historical dramas of the finest intelligence, animation of great wit and delicacy, documentaries that brought out the human drama behind the headlines, and small, independent movies that showcased the emerging artists of tomorrow. If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, listed here alphabetically, I envy what awaits you.
Now that we're fully into the holiday shopping season, Monitor staff writers have compiled a list of items you might consider as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. We begin with some family-friendly DVDs. Each item has a link to amazon.com, where you can purchase the item and help support the Christian Science Monitor at the same time.
Photojournalist Mario Tama's 'Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent,' Pixar's 'Toy Story 3' on DVD, star-studded collaborations in '...Featuring Norah Jones,' and more recommendations.
With digital 3-D, filmmakers aim to add emotional, not just visual, depth.
'Inception' has pulled in more than $150 million with its unique premise and striking visuals – so why aren't there more films like it? Hollywood is risk-averse.
'Toy Story 3' was the big winner at the box office last weekend. The animated film made $59.3 million, followed by 'Grown Ups.'
Adam Sandler may be receiving terrible reviews for his movie "Grown Ups" but that hasn't kept moviegoers away.
Summer movie profits have been held down by tepid sequels and remakes so far. 'Toy Story 3' represents one of a few chances for Hollywood to turn around its traditional blockbuster season.