Joan Fontaine, who won an Academy Award for best actress in director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 movie “Suspicion,” fanning a lifelong feud by beating her sister, Olivia de Havilland, for the honor, has died. She was 96.
Joss Whedon’s delightful updated black-and-white “Much Ado About Nothing” probably cost about as much as the budget for donuts on his “Avengers.” Which just goes to show: You don’t need big bucks to do right by the Bard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”