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Q&A: Artists and Entertainers

CHARLIE ROSE: Welcome to the broadcast, we're at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, here in a room full of interesting people, to talk about who has had the most...

Gloria Stuart

In a way, Gloria Stuart's early lack of fulfillment was her ultimate good fortune: one of the reasons director James Cameron cast the actress in Titanic was that...

Box Office: Inception Gets an Immaculate Reception

Christopher Nolan's dream came true. Inception, the writer-director's deviously complicated action-adventure movie, more than satisfied Nolan's and Warner Bros.'...

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No Place Like Home As demonstrated by Krista Mahr's well-balanced report, "Living in Limbo," the root causes of today's refugee problem are no longer...

No Place Like Home

As demonstrated by Krista Mahr's well-balanced report, "Living in Limbo," the root causes of today's refugee problem are no longer ideologically driven, as they...

Avatar on DVD Review: Pandora's Skimpy Box

The top-grossing film in movie history is No. 1 again. The James Cameron epic Avatar, which has earned more than $2.7 billion in theaters worldwide since its...

The Endless Campaign.

There is not much news in Karl Rove's memoir, Courage and Consequence, which is something of a moral triumph for the author. Rove is nothing if not loyal, and...

Karl Rove's Memoir: Act of Vengeance

There is not much news in Karl Rove's memoir, Courage and Consequence, which is something of a moral triumph for the author. Rove is nothing if not loyal, and...

Avatar Ascendant.

It has no stars. It's not a sequel. It isn't the screen version of a best-selling novel, a comic-book franchise or the Bible. It's got a lot of battle scenes, so...

Europe's Errors

Europe just doesn't get it. It does not get how irrelevant it is becoming to the rest of the world. And it does not get how relevant the rest of the world is...

Box Office Weekend: Shutter Island Opens Big

Expensive movies from notable directors usually open toward the end of the year, for timely attention in the Oscar season. Martin Scorsese's last three features...

Box-Office Weekend: A Dear John for Avatar

Call it a Super Bowl weekend upset or proof of the law of diminishing returns — or even the triumph of one love story over another. Whatever the explanation,...

Corliss Appraises Avatar: A World of Wonder

In the last shot of Avatar, someone's closed eyes snap open. That's the climax and the message of James Cameron's first fiction feature since 1997's Titanic:...

Roll the Credits

You're a teenage girl and your computer says you've got mail. "A personal message," it reads. You click it open, a video whirs and there he is, in all his boyish...

Another Avatar Weekend: Legion Takes Its Lumps

Ho-hum. Another week, another record-shattering performance by Avatar. According to early studio estimates, the James Cameron enviro-war fantasy won the weekend...

Snow Job for the Avatar Opening?

It snowed in the rainforest yesterday, and the 10-ft.tall Smurfs of Avatar took the hit. James Cameron's science-fiction epic earned $73 million on its opening...

King of the (Blue) World.

In April 2008, in a windowless Los Angeles warehouse where Howard Hughes built his airplanes some 70 years earlier, James Cameron, in a hockey jersey and jeans,...

Millvina Dean

When she attended her first Titanic Historical Society convention, in 1988, Millvina Dean, who died May 31 at 97, had never flown in a plane or stayed in a...