Could there be a more intimidating musical task than the one Brian Wilson took on five years ago when he decided to resurrect his storied masterwork Smile, the long-abandoned Beach Boys project that had plunged him into an abyss of psychological torment?
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Rob Cohen, director of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, has long had a soft spot in his heart for mummies - or at least mummy movies.
After the whizz-bang of the blockbuster season, the serious acting kicks in, as Michael Sragow reports.
Think of John Rambo not as that kitschy Cold War warrior of the 1980s, but as a ripped personal saviour.
Doug Jones spent five hours a day getting made up, plus two hours getting cleaned off, to play the fish-like Abe Sapien in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, which opens next week.
Last night's season finale of Brothers & Sisters added another layer of meaning to the show's title: Two characters in the TV2 drama recently thought to be brother and sister shared a romantic kiss.
Which is the worst thing for your 17-year-old to do? Drink beer? Smoke pot? Watch porn? Or play Grand Theft Auto? While smoking marijuana was deemed the worst activity, GTA finished second in an online poll of 1650 people by What They Play, a website that reviews games from parents' perspective.
So few high-profile studio movies are being made today that it was something of a surprise to discover that Nottingham, Ridley Scott's much-anticipated Robin Hood drama, had been postponed, even with Russell Crowe on board in the role of a more likeable-than-usual Sheriff of Nottingham.
George Lucas has rolled out the latest instalment of the Star Wars saga. Ann Hornaday, of the Washington Post, asks whether there was any point.
Thanks to CGI animation, the Stars Wars saga is coming back to theatres - but George Lucas said fans should not get their hopes up about any future films that took the epic beyond the point of Darth Vader's death at the end of Return of the Jedi.
Michael Chabon, the author of novels including the exuberant, Pulitzer prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union, an alternate-universe story that recently won the Nebula Award, has long harboured a passion: to make the literary world safe for genre fiction, and to expand the notion of what a serious work of fiction can be.
It is a standard deal: You sign a contract with a record label, which lends you money to make a record, and unless you're unusually successful, you spend the rest of your career paying it back.