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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 2000 (video)

In this recurring series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for any...
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Review: Pete's Dragon

PLOT: An orphaned young boy discovers a dragon in the woods, which he quickly befriends. After some years pass, both are discovered by outsiders, and the friendship is tested as the boy is brought into civilization as the dragon is hunted by frightened townsfolk. REVIEW: PETE'S DRAGON is a disarmingly effective movie. I hesitate to use the term "children's...
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Pete's Dragon flourishes in the latest trailer from Disney

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham ( Robert Redford ) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace ( Bryce Dallas Howard ), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales...until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his dragon Elliot. Whoa! Who saw that...
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We interview Knight of Cups stars Christian Bale, Teresa Palmer, & more!

If you are a fan of Terrence Malick , you will at the very least be curious about his latest, KNIGHT OF CUPS. And while some may not be too keen on his stylistic approach, this particular film was hard for me to resist. Not only do I appreciate Malick's work, the cast is simply incredible. With Christian Bale , Cate Blanchett , Natalie Portman , Brian Dennehy , Antonia...
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First teaser for Disney and David Lowery's Pete's Dragon remake

Disney has released the first teaser trailer for its PETE'S DRAGON remake, and it seems the tone of the film is going to be quite different compared to original movie. Directed by AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS' David Lowery, the updated take on the children's classic features the talents of Bryce Dallas Howard , Robert Redford , Wes Bentley , Karl Urban , Oona Laurence...
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Why It Works: American Beauty

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** Guys. BIRDMAN won the Oscar for Best Picture last year. How cool is that? Whether or not it was your pick, it's nice to see the Academy members don't always play it safe when...
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We Are Your Friends suffers one of the worst Hollywood openings of all time

In case you missed it (and according to the box office numbers, you probably did), WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS is the flick starring Zac Efron as a DJ trying to break into the EDM scene as well as Emily Ratajkowski 's panties. Sure, there's a sub-plot about his friends working for a shady Jon Bernthal and also a sub-plot about Wes Bentley as a music producer and . . . well, according to...
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Review: We Are Your Friends

PLOT: An aspiring DJ ( Zac Efron ) and his buddies try to get rich in L.A without doing any real work. REVIEW: Call me crazy, but I actually went into WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS kind-of optimistic. While not a huge EDM fan, to me it seemed that the people involved with this were trying to make a real zeitgeist-tapping party movie like SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER or FLASHDANCE and it's...
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Zac Efron amps up his music game in this trailer for We Are Your Friends

Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS follows an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole ( Zac Efron ) who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Bentley), who takes him under his...
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Review: Welcome to Me

  PLOT: Alice Klieg suffers from bipolar disorder, doesn't have a job and is obsessed with Oprah. When she wins over $80 million in the lottery, she decides to use her money to make her own talk show - which focuses solely on her. REVIEW:   Kristen Wiig has shown a very precise talent for playing characters we're not sure we should be laughing at or with ... Or should we be...
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Kristen Wiig goes crazy for Oprah in the trailer for Welcome To Me

Kristen Wiig has exploded in popularity since starring in BRIDESMAIDS a couple of years ago. She left SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and has been consistently starring in films ranging from indie darlings like THE SKELETON TWINS to the upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS reboot. But, like every funny actress, she also is stretching herself dramatically. WELCOME TO ME still retains the kooky nature of what...
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Pete's Dragon with Bryce Dallas Howard and Karl Urban begins filming today

If you thought New Zealand had seen the last of dragons in their territory, then you're thinking entirely too much about dragons! Regardless, New Middle-Earthland is now home to at least one more dragon in the form of Walt Disney's PETE'S DRAGON remake, which began principal photography today. Where as the 1977 original was a blend of live-action and traditional animation,...
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