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Hollywood's Highest Paid Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

We'll always think of him as the penniless Jack Dawson of Titanic fame. But DiCaprio won't be riding steerage class anytime soon. As the star of two major hit...

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GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK The Hobbit fans After several delays, Peter Jackson has finally begun filming the Lord of the Rings prequel. Wolverine fans Now that Black...

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...

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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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...