journalism
James Cameron vs. Glenn Beck

"King of the World" director James Cameron is holding a grudge over Glenn Beck making a jo...

movies
TCM Thrillers (March 22 – 28)

This week: * Monday—Court-martialed! * Tuesday—A stolen gun! * Wednesday—Extraterres...

movies
Pop Culture’s Impact on a Three Year Old

If you don’t think working in the cultural influence professions is important when it co...

movies
Michael Bay Reboots ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’

Jackie Earl Haley, taking over for Robert Englund in the role of Freddy Krueger, is taking...

journalism
Hostility Toward ‘The Blind Side’ Indicates Mental Illness, Writer Argues

Mainstream critics' hostility toward The Blind Side is shamefully political, argues Doug P...

movies
Peter Graves, RIP

Actor Peter Graves died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday at the age of 83. Story and bri...

commerce
‘Alice’ Thrashes Damon’s ‘Green Zone’

Alice in Wonderland crushed Matt Damon this past weekend—bless her heart. The Johnny Dep...

comic-books-graphic-novels
Thousands Gather at Comic Con

Between eight and ten thousand sequential art, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts gat...

books
James Bowman Denies Denying Artistic Standing to Tolkien and Lewis

James Bowman has kindly responded to my comments on his assertion that “fantasy is not A...

art
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien Are Not ‘Real’ Artists?

Not according to James Bowman. They and numerous others create what Bowman dismissively r...

commerce
‘Alice’ Ten Feet Tall at Movie Box Office

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland topped even Avatar last weekend, with $116.3 million of t...

movies
Academy Awards a Pleasant, Depoliticized Surprise

'Hurt Locker' director Kathryn Bigelow, co-producers, and stars at 82nd Academy Awards T...

movies
Academy Awards, Meh

The Academy Awards are tonight on ABC, but even with the expanded Best Picture field, they...

movies
TCM Thrillers (March 8 – 14)

This week: * Monday—Storm and stress in La Bella Roma. * Tuesday—They say confession i...

movies
‘Shutter Island’ Clichés Can’t Stop DiCaprio Star Power, Genre Appeal

Although it's ambiguous about much, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island makes two things extr...

movies
TCM Thrillers (March 1 – 7)

This week: * Monday—Brando is all at sea. * Tuesday—Sydney Greenstreet likes to talk t...

movies
‘Cop Out’ Doesn’t Just Stink, But It’s Racist, Too?

The new movie "Cop Out" has created a lot of buzz, and not just because critics are hamm...

movies
TCM Thrillers (February 22 – 28)

This week: * Monday—Cary Grant doesn't think imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

movies
Reality vs. Hollywood

Our friend Andrew Klavan has a wonderful little piece in City Journal called “Culture vs...

commerce
‘Valentine’s Day’ Movie Does Big Business, ‘Percy’, ‘Wolfman’ Also Strong

Hollywood had a record weekend at the U.S. box office during the past few days, with the c...

movies
TCM Thrillers (February 15 – 21)

This week: * Monday—A film noir musical? * Tuesday—Bogie battles HUAC in absentia. * T...

movies
Ian Carmichael, superb comedy actor

Ian Carmichael, the appealing and highly talented British actor who played Lord Peter Wims...

movies
TCM Thrillers (February 8 – 14)

This week: * Monday—Gregory Peck gets beached, Burt Lancaster gets benched. * Tuesday...

movies
Oscar Nominees Announced

The Motion Picture Academy of America has announced the nominees for the upcoming Academy ...

movies
Avatar Review: The Worst Blue Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Conservatives have been quick to criticize the megahit movie Avatar for the liberal boiler...

commerce
‘Avatar’ Is Biggest Moneymaker

Yes, Avatar is about to become the top-grossing movie of all time, but it's far from being...

movies
TCM Thrillers (February 1 – 7)

This week: * Monday—Ingrid Bergman plots revenge—say it ain't so. * Tuesday—Alec Gui...

journalism
Inglorious Controversy

A quite revealing exchange has broken out between the acclaimed novelist and screenwrite...

movies
Eastwood, Winfrey Top Polls

Harris Interactive's annual polls of public opinion of entertainers found Clint Eastwood a...

movies
Hokey but Likable ‘Spy Next Door’ Emphasizes Good Values

Jackie Chan has always been among the most amiable and intentionally comical of action fil...

books
Andrew Klavan’s Latest Novel and a Possible Film

Andrew Klavan has announced the end of "Klavan on the Culture." I'm not talking about his ...

movies
TCM Thrillers (January 25 – 31)

This week: * Monday—Alec Guinness kills 'em with kindness. * Tuesday—Treachery in Sto...

movies
Book of Eli: A Powerful Glimpse at a Godless World

The Hughes Brothers, Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman just might have created the anti-Av...