Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday said federal officials need to "keep harping" on personal responsibility in the wake of the latest claim of inattention by an air traffic controller -- this one reportedly was watching a movie while on duty -- and inaction by his supervisor.
The first "Iron Man" boasted a not-so-secret weapon in Robert Downey Jr. reveling in his bad-boy rep as the maverick inventor-industrialist Tony Stark. A combination of Bill Gates, Howard Hughes and Hugh Hefner, Stark had more than his share of character flaws for a superhero. Unlike Bruce Wayne, he couldn't keep his heroics to himself, and unlike Clark Kent, he knew how to party ...
In an era when information is cheap, what price do you place on the truth? That's one of the quandaries sports reporter Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett) faces over the course of "Resurrecting the Champ," a solid, surprisingly absorbing character drama based on an article by J.R. Moehringer (the best-seller "The Tender Bar").
It's the age-old question -- major movie house or independent film? On the one hand, a multi-million dollar budget with directorial handcuffs; on the other, creative freedom limited only by concerns over cash.
In "Black Snake Moan," Christina Ricci plays Rae, a backwoods Tennessee baby doll who's been done wrong all her life -- beginning with her daddy's dirty hands -- and that's why she's now a raging nymphomaniac: When Rae's one true love, Ronnie (Justin Timberlake, Renaissance man!), ships off to Army boot camp, she's instantly itchier and wilder than a cat on a hot tin movie set.
The buddy action comedy is now the megaplex equivalent of an old vaudeville routine. It is shticky, it is beyond predictable, it is such a creaky ritual that one would be hard-pressed to remember when it was actually fun.