Movies

James Bond's new movie has a title, a cast and a slick new ride

If you were up early enough, you got to see "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes announce the title of the next James Bond adventure, unveiled live at 11:00 am GMT (that's 6:00 am Eastern) during an event at the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios. The film, due next fall, will be called "Spectre," suggesting...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:19pm

Q&A: Sandra Oh is crowdfunding an animated film

After 10 seasons on the hugely successful "Grey's Anatomy," actress Sandra Oh is going in a very different for her next project. Oh is lending her voice and producing power to "Window Horses," an animated film about a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Iranian descent. And she's also learning a lot...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:58pm

#TheWord: Scarlett Johansson got married two months ago, guys

"Avengers" star Scarlett Johansson managed to pull off the ultimate celebrity achievement: the secret wedding. She and Romain Dauriac reportedly tied the knot Oct. 1 in Philipsburg, Montana, less than a month after the birth of their daughter — and no one in the press caught on about it, according...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:32pm

'The Hundred-Foot Journey' author: Home is good food and good company

There is a literal trip in “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” with the clashing French and Indian restaurants separated by exactly 100 feet. In the modern world, most people are making that same journey, though often much farther, for school or jobs or marriage.For author Richard Morais, the son of an...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 1:10pm

The Word: Melissa Rivers raises Twitter etiquette question

I've got a social media etiquette quandary for you: What's the policy for making use of a loved one's Twitter account after they've passed away? What if that person is a hugely famous comedy pioneer? Fans of Joan Rivers got quite a shock over the holiday weekend when the comedienne starting...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:36pm

5 times Benedict Cumberbatch did not play the arrogant but flawed genius

Benedict Cumberbatch seems to have a type.From Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s “Sherlock” to World War II code breaker Alan Turing in this winter’s Oscar buzz-worthy “The Imitation Game,” Cumberbatch has become synonymous with flawed but arrogant geniuses. Maybe you even remember him playing another such...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:53am

Three millennials take on HIV/AIDS in their own ways in 'It's Not Over'

Young people’s lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS has the potential to set back efforts to eradicate the disease According to a recent survey of American teenagers between ages 12 and 17, 1 in 3 didn’t know HIV was sexually transmitted, and 99 percent don’t think they are at risk of contracting the...

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 6:59am

#TheWord: Shia LaBeouf cries rape

Hey, remember earlier this year when Shia LaBeouf set himself up in a Los Angeles art gallery with a bag over his head to have staring contests with strangers for five days? Good times. Actually, as it turns out, not so much for LaBeouf himself. "One woman who came with her boyfriend — who was...

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 10:47pm

GALLERY: A closer look at the new Star Wars trailer

And of course, here's the trailer itself, in all its glory:Follow Ned Ehrbar on Twitter: @nedrick

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 1:47am

Hiding from your family? Stream these movies this Thanksgiving

Bizarrely, there is only one truly great movie about Thanksgiving, and that is Jodie Foster's "Home for the Holidays," starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr. and Claire Danes. But guess what? If you're stuck with your family over the long weekend and want to watch it, you'll have to plan ahead,...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 3:45am

EXCLUSIVE Benedict Cumberbatch: 6 reasons Alan Turing is awesome

Let's get serious for a second, OK? When Benedict Cumberbatch signed on to play WWII code breaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game," he became pretty darn enamored with the man. And he thinks you should be, too. So here, in his own words, is why Cumberbatch thinks Turing is...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:31am

Jennifer Aniston goes back to bad

In "Horrible Bosses 2," Jennifer Aniston's sexually predatory Dr. Julia character from the first film finds herself in a setting that shouldn't be that surprising: a support group for sexual compulsives. Only she's not necessarily there with the most honest of intentions. Apparently she was faking...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:20am

The 'Jurassic World' trailer is here

Remember how Universal Pictures announced they'd be debuting the trailer for next year's "Jurassic World" on television Thanksgiving day? Yeah, well apparently they got impatient because the official trailer went online today. And it is awesome. To quote Chris Pratt's character in the clip, "You...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:12pm

#TheWord: The Great Stewart-Paltrow Dessert War of 2014 rages on

In possibly the most stuffy, Hamptons-bred move yet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart have apparently decided they're going to play out their ongoing feud with the WASP-iest weapon of all: clever recipes. Last month, Stewart presented a selection of holiday pies in her magazine with the headline...

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:02pm

Charles J. Orlando: Fifty Shades of Grey - Real-world lessons for the bedroom

Fifty Shades of Grey. Whether you loved the book or think it’s drivel, the movie is coming and promises to capture the attention of women (and some men) everywhere.What has my attention isn't the sex, the writing quality or the potentially controversial nature of the content (alternative lifestyle...

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 4:13am

'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson would be lost without his pooch

The release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" might just be the beginning of the end for the super-successful dystopian franchise ("Part 2" won't be out for another year), but Josh Hutcherson is all done. And he's ready to relax and take it easy at home for a while — at least to keep his...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:17pm

#TheWord: Bono's bicycle boo-boo brings Tonight Show bow-out

First the falling luggage, now this. Bono is proving he's a danger to himself and others whether in the air or on land. I'm assuming next week he'll fall over the railing of a cruise ship like Pete Campbell's mom. So: Bono was bicycling in Central Park recently when he took a nasty spill — so nasty...

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:49pm

Benedict Cumberbatch became 'a stalker and weird' to get 'Imitation Game' role

Note: The Q&A was preceded by a screening of the film. This story contains extensive spoilers, including the ending.Turns out that when Benedict Cumberbatch is tired, he merely does his job even more thoroughly than usual.The actor was at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Sunday to promote...

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:01pm

"Mad Men" star James Wolk keeps forgetting he's famous

"Always Woodstock" star James Wolk has become a familiar face to viewers all over, thanks to work on the small screen on "Mad Men," "Shameless," Happy Endings," "the Crazy Ones" and a slew of other shows. But he still sometimes forgets about that when he runs into those viewers in public.Have you...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:00pm

#TheWord: Jennifer Lawrence wises up on 'Dumb and Dumber To' cameo

This was probably for the best, really. Despite being a professed fan of the first film, Jennifer Lawrence reportedly had second thoughts about her planned cameo appearance in "Dumb and Dumber To" — playing a younger version of Kathleen Turner's character, Fraida Felcher, in a flashback. According...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:41pm