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LOS ANGELES — How essential are physical and emotional connections when falling in love? What would you miss — looking into someone's eyes, caressing them, tasting them? In "Her," Spike Jonze's futuristic exploration of a man's relationship with his computer, the filmmaker surveys human disjunction.
This film image released by CBS FIlms shows Oscar Isaac in a scene from "Inside Llewyn Davis." (AP Photo/CBS FIlms, Alison Rosa)
This film image released by CBS FIlms shows Oscar Isaac, left, and Justin Timberlake in a scene from "Inside Llewyn Davis." (AP Photo/CBS FIlms, Alison Rosa)
This film image released by CBS FIlms shows , from left, Oscar Isaac , Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan in a scene from "Inside Llewyn Davis." (AP Photo/CBS FIlms, Alison Rosa)
This film image released by CBS FIlms shows Oscar Isaac in a scene from "Inside Llewyn Davis." Isaac was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy for his role in the film on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The 71st annual Golden Globes will air on Sunday, Jan. 12. (AP Photo/CBS FIlms, Alison Rosa)
Everyone had reservations when it was announced Peter Jackson would be splitting up “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Do we really need three separate movies? Can’t this 300-page book be done in one movie? Isn’t this just a ploy to milk a franchise and make an extra couple billion dollars? When “An Unexpected Journey” finally came out last December, we all found that these initial concerns were pretty much spot-on.
As the year draws to a close, new awards and Top 10 lists are springing up right and left, many of them singing the praises of the technically brilliant but emotionally flat “Gravity.” While it’s no doubt a must-see experience for any cinephile, the same could be said of an equally immersive but far richer film, “The Great Beauty.” For nearly two and a half hours, this Fellini-esque epic transports us right to the heart of Rome’s vibrant nightlife and high society as we follow an aging journalist who begins to see the world around him from a new perspective.
A Belgian drama with bluegrass music may seem like an unlikely combo, but director Felix van Groeningen pulls it off spectacularly in his heart-wrenching new film “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” which is already garnering whispers of Academy Award recognition. While other foreign-language Oscar hopefuls such as “Wadjda” and “The Hunt” have come and gone from theaters (with others such as “Gloria” and “The Past” not making their way to Phoenix until early 2014), “Broken Circle” is arriving this month, opening at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale this Friday, Dec. 6.
Lance Armstrong didn't just repeatedly lie about doping during his seven Tour de France wins, but he maintained and even flaunted those lies through ill-gotten power — and he still believes his own hype.
The Town of Gilbert is set to host its “All American” Red White and Blue Gilbert Days parade and festival on Nov. 23.
Ever since it took home the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes (the festival’s top honor) in May, “Blue is the Warmest Color” has been heating up the conversation among film critics and aficionados alike.
It may have been one of the most dramatic finishes at any cross country state championship meet.
In this undated photo provided by courtesy Karen Martin, Martin encourages guests to dress up for her annual Oscar party, which she holds at her home in San Diego, Calif. Some invitees dress in formal wear while others choose costumes that represent the movies that are up for an award. (AP Photo/ Courtesy Karen Martin)
In this photo provided by courtesy of Karen Martin, Martin encourages guests to dress up for her annual Oscar party, which she holds at her home in San Diego, Calif. Some invitees dress in formal ware while others choose costumes that represent the movies that are up for an award. (AP Photo/ Courtesy Karen Martin)
It's not unusual for your average 77-year-old man to lose some hearing in one ear.
Somewhere deep into "The Counselor," I found myself mesmerized by a metaphysical monologue from one of the characters — someone who sounded strikingly similar to my college philosophy professor — and trying to figure out exactly what he meant, and how it related to the person he was saying it to.
Coronado scored 35 unanswered points to come away with a 42-14 road win over Florence in a Division IV, Section IV game Friday.
Arizona Theatre Company — the state’s premier professional theatre troupe — kicks off its 47th season with the romantic satire “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Oscar Wilde’s hilarious masterpiece takes audiences on a roller coaster ride of verbal banter, mistaken identities, and confused loved interests.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie "Gravity" with director Alfonso Cuaron was "the best life decision I think I ever made."
WASHINGTON — Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution's collection of Jim Henson's Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too.
Parenting involves countless mundane decisions — dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision is never far from the surface of the mind. What if they go out and get hit by a car? What if I look away and they drown in the current? What if they get kidnapped?
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
Strange how people can become famous for movies that don't show half of what they can do. And then they make something like "Drinking Buddies" that reveals their full talent, charm and ability, but few people ever see it.