Bill McKibben on the Keystone XL pipeline, David Brooks on the shortcomings of big data, William Pesek on China's North Korean neighbors, Scott Winship on the robot economy, and Jonah Goldberg on liberal Hollywood.
The people responsible for a large percentage of America's gun violence are worried that New York's strict new gun laws will severely affect them. Sounds good. Except that the people all work for Hollywood.
A four-star general, his eager biographer, an FBI probe, another "other woman," a disgraced resignation—as one commenter notes, General Petraeus' affair is a Hollywood blockbuster that practically writes itself.
Last night, minutes before the world premier of the controversial new film SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden in Washington, D.C., director John Stockwell made a brief announcement to attendees: The facts in his film were not "confirmed or denied" by White House officials. When the movie's ending credits rolled down the screen 90-minutes later, that fact was abundantly clear.
With only a few minutes left of Halloween, it's time to soak up all things that are scary, since it'll be another year until you get to put on a funny outfit, drink a bunch of rum and wander the streets in search of tricks or treats.
If there's no such thing as bad publicity, the National Geographic Channel's decision to premiere an action film about the killing of Osama bin Laden two days before the election was a stroke of marketing genius.
The biggest international news story of the month may be based on a total fraud. That's the sinking feeling reporters are getting about Muslim Innocence, the so-called "film" attributed to a flurry of riots from Algeria to Gaza to Egypt to Afghanistan.
Do you feel like DVDs of theatrical releases are coming out earlier and earlier? You're not crazy. Wait time has decreased by nearly half, according to this chart by Reddit user steve599.
With a résumé littered with no-name or uncredited parts, failed actor Vivek Shah has finally become famous now that he'll be known as the the guy who tried to extort millions from Harvey Weinstein in an elaborate, kind of scary plot.
What's better, the book or the movie? Can the movie ever be as good as the book? The debate is an age-old one, probably existing since the very first screenplay was derived from a popular work, because when we fall in love with books we typically fall hard.
Google is adding a new feature to its search algorithm that will make it harder to find pirated material, effectively making it extremely hard for you to keep up with Game of Thrones next season.
Richard Zanuck died of a heart attack Friday, Variety's Steve Chagollan reports, and it's a fitting time of year to remember the 77-year-old Oscar-winning producer, since he helped create the phenomenon we all call the summer blockbuster movie.
Spike Lee shook Mitt Romney's hand, favors Bloomberg's soda ban, thinks we will gentrify The Atlantic Ocean, and other highlights from his New York Magazine interview with Will Leitch.
Responding to the hubbub yesterday over her exhaustion, Lindsay Lohan joked about how she wishes the paramedics who rushed to her hotel room yesterday when she wouldn't wake up were cute.
Following Lindsay Lohan's car wreck last week, this afternoon brought more disturbing news about the actress.
Just because the general population cares about the every move of one Silicon Valley tech executive does not mean the geeks to the north are anything like Hollywood types.
Things got heated at last night's AllThingsD conference session with Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel, who in less than one hour embodied the entire beef between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
What's your favorite Wes Anderson film? You would be amazed at what your preferences say about who you are, at least according to this entirely unscientific but completely authoritative exploration.
What to Expect When You're Expecting, a movie with an ensemble cast of celebrities each depicting different versions of mommy-and-daddyhood, comes out in theaters Friday. So, this is a date movie, right?
Sit back and get ready for Michael K. Williams, a.k.a. Omar Little from The Wire and Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire, to become the foul-mouthed rapper millennials love to love: Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Hollywood is obsessed with Chinese citizens pirating U.S. films, but do they know how often their films' posters are being ripped off?
Is the era of "Freedom fries" finally over? Or is the backlash just beginning?
The envelopes are sealed. The starlets, starved. So get ready for excitement: It's the Oscars, everybody!
Mark Wahlberg says a friend at the firm charged with tallying Oscar votes has told him all the Academy Award winners in advance of this weekend's ceremony, and he's out to spoil it for the rest of us by revealing them to the Huffington Post UK.
The Sunlight Foundation's Lindsay Young has a timely report investigating the political donations of those lucky few whose names appear on the list of nominees for this weekend's Academy Awards, and -- wonder of wonders -- these Hollywood types tend to give a lot of money to Democrats, reaffirming that not much can shake the film industry's faith in their favorite party.
The trade group that represents Hollywood loathes President Obama's opposition to SOPA but that won't stop Tinseltown's biggest names from pouring cash into his re-election bid.
We've broken down the recycled plot of every Super Bowl movie ad into its precise mathematical formula.
It's not surprising that setting up an in-person interview with Brad Pitt, one of Hollywood's most recognizable (and most square-jawed) stars, is kind of a nightmare.
Not so long ago, we pointed out how Chris Dodd, the current chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), sounds like a bit of a despot when talking about Internet censorship, but lately, he just sounds hypocritical.
The horror flick did even better than estimated, and out-performed all others in the domestic box office on Friday.
New York City's urban renewal efforts have been so successful over the past couple of decades that Hollywood is having a hard time finding alleyways that are gritty enough to use in movies in which characters hang out in (or run through) filthy alleyways.
The numbers are in, and they show what studio execs likely feared and mass-market movie-goers likely suspected all along: not a lot of people went to the movies this year.
As anybody who's visited the site will admit, the power of the Reddit crowd is impressive if it's on your side, but you don't want to get on Reddit's bad side. Just ask the bean counters at Go Daddy.
A billowing controversy pitting Will.i.am, his label Universal and the popular file-sharing site MegaUpload against each other looks like it could be the first battle on the front lines of Congress's war on piracy.
Hollywood's famous Black List -- a listing of the hottest as-yet-unproduced screenplays, voted on by industry executives -- was released today, and as always there are some scripts that seem exciting and others that seem... less so.
Jessica Biel recently revealed that Anne Hathaway has beat her for two coveted roles. What jealousy there must be! Who else is jealous of who in Hollywood? Let's guess!
Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has certainly made a few good choices in her life, otherwise she might still be known as simply that girl from that Karate Kid movie, but she also has a knack for career-careening catastrophes.
The third installment in the film franchise made $54 million over the weekend, the biggest debut ever for a horror film.
Plus: Sue Mengers, 78, died at her home, what Aaron Sorkin thought of 'Moneyball'
Plus: Kevin Costner passes on letting Quentin Tarantino rejuvenate his career
Plus: Tyler Perry is Hollywood's highest earning man, according to Forbes
Plus: Madonna movie about Wallis Simpson was not well-received
Plus: 1988 George Lucas calls out 'egotistical gangsters' like 2011 George Lucas
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