Tom Chadwick, the aimless, hard-luck bloke at the heart of director Christopher Guest’s endearing faux-documentary HBO comedy “Family Tree,” will grasp at any straw linking him to his brave, fearless ancestors.
Six years after bagging an Oscar for her role as Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” Helen Mirren won the U.K.’s highest stage honor -- a Laurence Olivier Award -- for her stage portrayal of the monarch in “The Audience.”
A skeleton found in the remains of an English church is that of King Richard III, scientists said, solving a 500-year-old mystery of what happened to a ruler immortalized by William Shakespeare as a hunchbacked villain.
Leslie Nielsen , the comedian whose sight gags and one-liners in cinematic farces such as “Naked Gun” and “Airplane!” had U.S. audiences rolling in the aisles during the 1980s and ‘90s, has died. He was 84.
I hate being coerced by movie scores. Why must sad scenes call for sorrowful strings? Do romantic interludes really require soaring orchestral throbs? Most of the time I prefer the minimalist Antonioni route: No music at all.
As we approach high noon -- in real time, and, correspondingly, on the silver screen -- Robert Powell hangs precariously from Big Ben’s minute hand as he tries to stop a time bomb, Leonardo DiCaprio scrambles to board the Titanic, gunslingers face off in the Old West and Joan Fontaine staves off her departure from Monte Carlo in hopes of seeing Laurence Olivier one last time.