Latest The New York Times News - Page 11


Movie Reviews Courageous

3rd October 2011

The reason that Sony's Affirm Films -- the studio unit that distributes "faith based" movies -- didn't screen Courageous to critics may have had nothing to do with worries about how they might have reacted...

Tagged in this article - , ,

Movie Reviews Dream House

3rd October 2011

It's always a bad sign when a studio fails to screen a movie for critics in advance of its release. But how bad could a film starring the likes of Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , ,

Lindsay Lohan Supports Kanye At Pfw

3rd October 2011

Lindsay Lohan was in the front row for Kanye West's debut fashion show over the weekend.The 'Mean Girls' actress attended the KW by Kanye West Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2012 show yesterday (02.10.11) at Paris...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , , , , ,

Rooney Mara Joins Oldboy

3rd October 2011

Rooney Mara has signed on for the female lead in Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake. The 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' actress will reportedly star as Marie, the love interest of the main character (played by...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , , , ,

Movie Reviews 50/50

30th September 2011

50/50 are the odds of surviving a rare form of cancer that the main character in the movie with those odds in the title is diagnosed with. It's loosely based on screenwriter Will Reiser's personal...

Tagged in this article - , , , , ,

Movie Reviews What's Your Number?

30th September 2011

Producers of What's Your Number? have dialed the wrong one with this latest R-rated raunch-com aimed at women and starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans, most critics argue. They suggest that except for good looks...

Tagged in this article - , ,

Al-jazeera English Honored By Online Journalism Awards

30th September 2011

It may still be struggling to find outlets on most cable systems, but al-Jazeera English has been attracting viewers, critical respect, and numerous awards, especially for its coverage of the recent Middle East unrest. Its...

Tagged in this article - ,

Black Swan Interns Sue Studio

29th September 2011

Two unpaid interns who worked on Fox Searchlight's Black Swan are suing the production company, claiming that they were required to perform menial work and were not given the educational experience required by law for...

Tagged in this article -

Another Disney Movie Gets New Life Onstage

29th September 2011

Transposing a failed movie musical to the stage may seem like a fool's errand, but Disney's theatrical unit may have pulled it off in the case of Newsies , the company's 1992 effort to revive...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , , ,

Interns Suing Black Swan Producers

29th September 2011

Two 'Black Swan' interns are suing the production company behind the film. Alex Footman, 24, and Eric Glatt, 42, have criticised the film industry's practice of unpaid internships by filing a lawsuit in federal court...

Tagged in this article - , ,

Rooney Leaving 60 Minutes

28th September 2011

Andy Rooney, who had insisted only a few months ago that he would never retire, is leaving 60 Minutes , the network said on Monday. He will deliver his final essay, his 1,097th, on Sunday's...

Tagged in this article - , , ,

Ratings Rise At Cnn

27th September 2011

CNN's key moves in recent months -- in particular, the decision to move Anderson Cooper into the 8 00 p.m. slot and replace Larry King with Piers Morgan at 9 00 pm. -- appear to...

Tagged in this article - , , , , ,

Movie Reviews Abduction

26th September 2011

Taylor Lautner, the former teen werewolf of the Twilight movies, makes his starring debut in the John Singleton-directed Abduction . And critics, who are mostly excoriating the movie, are treating Lautner himself with a sizable...

Tagged in this article - , ,

Movie Reviews Killer Elite

26th September 2011

For the most part, U.S. critics are shooting down Killer Elite (no relation to Sam Peckinpah's 1975 film The Killer Elite ), which stars Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen. With such names...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , ,

Netflix Kicked While It's Down

26th September 2011

Netflix rivals are ganging up on the leading online movie renter, following a string of PR debacles that have pummeled the price of its shares over the past month. This morning, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Movie Reviews Moneyball

23rd September 2011

Moneyball is coming to the screens at the tail end of the baseball season, as interest in the playoffs mounts. The timing is probably not coincidental, given the fact that much of the film concerns...

Tagged in this article - , , , ,

Cowell's X Factor Debuts It's No Idol

22nd September 2011

The debut of Simon Cowell's The X Factor on Fox Wednesday night attracted an average of 12.14 million viewers. That was good enough to win the first hour at 8 00 p.m. and to rank...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , ,

Pirate Party A Surprise Winner In Berlin

20th September 2011

The Motion Picture Association of America was no doubt left reeling by results of Sunday's elections in Berlin that saw Germany's Pirate Party win 8.9 percent of the vote to take 15 seats in the...

Tagged in this article - , ,

Dumbo Flies Again

20th September 2011

Disney is releasing a restored Blu-ray version of its 1941 classic Dumbo today (Tuesday), and the New York Times is celebrating its releasing by republishing the late movie critic Bosley Crowther's original review of the...

Tagged in this article - , , , ,

Fox Censors Baldwin's Phone-hacking Joke

19th September 2011

Alec Baldwin has revealed that he bailed out of his appearance on Sunday night's Emmy awards telecast after Fox TV, which televised the ceremony, refused to air a pretaped joke he made about the British...

Tagged in this article - , , ,

Movie Reviews Straw Dogs

16th September 2011

One gets the feeling from reading the reviews of Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs that it will appeal in the main to cinema lovers who embraced the original film by Sam Peckinpah. Certainly the remarks of...

Tagged in this article - , , , , ,

Producer/studio Exec John Calley Dead At 81

14th September 2011

John Calley, one of the most successful studio executives and producers in recent Hollywood history, has died at the age of 81. In its obituary today (Wednesday), the Wall Street Journal observed that at Warner...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , , , , ,

Movie Reviews Warrior

9th September 2011

Director Gavin O'Connor's Warrior is depending on word-of-mouth for ticket sales, and if reviews are any indication, the mixed-martial-arts movie will get it. They are overwhelmingly positive. Take Roger Ebert's in the Chicago Sun-Times ,...

Tagged in this article - ,

Espn Renews Deal With Nfl -- For $15.2 Billion

8th September 2011

Get set for another increase in cable subscription fees. ESPN has negotated an eight-year extension of its broadcast-rights deal with the NFL at $1.9 billion a year -- or $15.2 billion over the eight years....

Tagged in this article - , ,

Movie Reviews Apollo 18

6th September 2011

Apollo 18 is sort of a Blair Witch Project on the moon. Critics didn't much care for Blair Witch Project , either, giving it barely a passing grade. That's mostly the case with the moon...

Tagged in this article - , , , ,

Movie Reviews Shark Night 3d

6th September 2011

Movie critics finally had a chance to sink their teeth into Shark Night 3D on Friday night, lining up at the box office like everyone else after the studio decided not to show the film...

Tagged in this article - , , ,

Movie Reviews The Debt

2nd September 2011

The season of the superhero has ended; it's time for ordinary, thinking folks to populate the screens of movie theaters across the country again. Such is the case with The Debt , starring Helen Mirren,...

Tagged in this article - , , , , , , ,

Brighton Beach Residents Outraged At New Reality Show

1st September 2011

The new Lifetime TV reality show Russian Dolls has begun to touch off the same sort of controversy that MTV's Jersey Shore did when it debuted. The series, which debuted on August 11, features six...

Tagged in this article - , , ,

Ebersol Returns To Nbc Sports -- As A "Special Adviser"

31st August 2011

Just three months after resigning as head of NBC Sports and Olympics, Dick Ebersol is returning to the network as a special adviser, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing several senior NBC executives....

Tagged in this article - , ,

Movie Reviews Our Idiot Brother

26th August 2011

With a title like Our Idiot Brother , you'd expect the critics would have had their knives out for it. If they had, they've put them away. And many are crediting star Paul Rudd and...

Tagged in this article - , , , , ,

Advertisement
Advertisement