Netflix Inc. is poised to pass HBO in paid U.S. subscribers, showing Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings is making progress toward a goal of transforming the streaming service to a Web-based television network.
“Prisoners,” the masterful suspense thriller that will send Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve to Hollywood’s upper ranks, is proof positive that genre filmmaking can tackle the unlikeliest, most unpalatable subjects.
Furious that his girlfriend just dumped him, Mark Zuckerberg races to his Harvard dorm room and trashes her on his blog. He then instantly creates a campus database where guys can compare pictures of two female students and choose which is “hotter” -- an idea that eventually morphs into Facebook.
I have one sure-fire prediction for Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast: Co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway won’t be cracking jokes about Charlie Sheen ’s substance abuse, Ashton Kutcher ’s love life or gay Scientologists.
“The King’s Speech” and leading man Colin Firth are overwhelming favorites to win top Oscars when the Academy Awards are announced on Feb. 27, extending four years of dominance by smaller-budget films.
“The Social Network,” Hollywood’s unflattering portrait of Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg , pulled in moviegoers eager to see an account of the social-networking website’s early days and driven founder.