The Big Bin Laden Boom in Hollywood

A Navy recruitment video morphs into “Act of Valor,” a potential blockbuster starring real SEALs, set for release February 17, 2012.

Remember life before May 1, when war movies were considered as doomed as the mission to More


‘Green Lantern’: 5 Lessons for Hollywood

In the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Heat Vision looks at what Warner Bros. should learn from the disappointing launch of a wannabe superhero.
Warner Bros. and comic book  movie fans are reeling after the poor opening weekend performance of Green Lantern, which was to serve as a cornerstone for a line of DC Comics-based films to rival those of Marvel. Lantern collected a lower-than-expected $53 More

No Strings? No Problem

Ah, the joys of modern friendship: knowing that your loyal pal is always going to be there for you—as a shoulder to cry on, a buddy to laugh with, or…a sexual partner whenever you’re in the mood. More

Controversial Princess Diana Documentary Heading to Theaters (Exclusive)

Keith Allen’s “Unlawful Killing,” financed by Dodi Al-Fayed’s billionaire father, Mohamed, has lined up several distribution deals.

The controversial documentary alleging a cover-up following the 1997 deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed is getting closer to being seen by the public. More

Keira Knightley Has Spanking Good Time in ‘A Dangerous Method’ Trailer (Video)

After a day of Internet gossip and rumors, are you ready for some stimulation — err, intellectual stimulation? Or how about just a good spanking?

Well, it’s all there in the just-released trailer for David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method,’ which Sony Pictures Classics picked up last week for U.S. distribution. More

New Poster for 2011 ‘Footloose’ Movie

After looking at the headline, how many of you don’t already have the song in your head? I dare those select few to gaze deeply at the below image: Kenny Wormald, daydreaming on a Volkswagon. A hypnotic image, of a time long gone. A time before John Lithgow was a serial killer, or even an alien. A time when games of chicken in construction vehicles were the primary means of infusing oneself into new societies. Gaze at he picture. And go back to this time. Everybody. Cut loose More

Classic Hollywood Spotlight: ‘The Rainmaker’

I’m going to go back on something. Is that what they call it nowadays? Going back on something? Anyhow, last week I bent over backwards trying to comprehend the sheer badness of Francis Ford Coppola’s Jack, but now, having just watched Coppola’s The Rainmaker, I have a much simpler way of understanding why Jack is so bad. Francis Ford Coppola’s fatal flaw is sentimentality. Really. All of his weaker films – The Rain People, One from the Heart, The Godfather III and Jack – are grand symphonies of sentimentality. I would go so far as to say thait his four masterpieces – The Godfather, The Conversation, The More

‘Green Lantern’ Reaction: What Moviegoers Are Saying on Twitter

Favorable comments outweigh negative ones on the web thus far.Warner Bros.’ The Green Lantern opened Friday (with midnight showings Thursday) to mixed reactions from moviegoers, with favorable responses coming out slightly ahead on Twitter. More

Renée: Los Angeles Film Fest Review

The Bottom Line
An inconclusive yet nevertheless captivating look at the life of the world’s most famous transsexual athlete


Eric Drath


Aaron Cohen, Eric Drath
Eric Drath’s documentary explores the life of transsexual tennis star Renée Richards before and after her 1975 gender reassignment surgery.

Renée, Eric Drath’s documentary about transsexual tennis star Renée Richards and her battle to play as a woman in the 1977 U.S. Open, is as fascinating as it is frustrating. Made for ESPN Films and shown in the current Los Angeles Film Fest prior to broadcast later this year, the film brings you up-to-date on a personality who once dominated headlines but has now largely faded from public view. More

Blake Lively: A Vision in White at ‘Green Lantern’ Premiere (Photo)

Blake Lively was all smiles at the world premiere of her latest flick, ‘Green Lantern,’ Wednesday night.

According to Just Jared, the ‘Gossip Girl’ star wore a sheer white Chanel Couture gown as she worked the red carpet at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.

Co-star Ryan Reynolds was also on hand at the premiere to greet fans and celebrate the More

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