NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise. Leonard Ma
Dumbo... makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo.
With massive doses of eye-popping special effects I applaud the visual achievements in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'
Everyone is looking for the sure thing. They are looking to hedge their bet. They think the way to do that is to go with a proven quantity, a remake of something you have already seen. That is their mindset.
The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang.
I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
I'm a lifelong Disney nut.
A good story is a good story, and I think kids relate well to good stories about identifiable characters. I have parents and grandparents stop me all the time to tell me kids watch these Disney Treasures all the time ï¿½ I can tell you from the feedback I'm getting, they are still great children's a
While it was occasionally done here or there, nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it. Jack Warner wasn't on TV. Walt was the boss, but he had a real public profile and he used it to his advantage. And he became a household face.
She could be dogmatic, of course and Lord help you if you disagreed -- that was the tone of many of her reviews. But she spoke with great authority and great love. She loved movies and that was crystal clear every time you read her.
She's quite wonderful in that role. She's totally convincing as the mother who has to walk a fine line in raising that little boy. She's a terrific actress; there's never any sense that she's acting. She commits to any character she plays.
[Successes like the recent film,] March of the Penguins, ... the field is still wide open and anything can happen.
Los Angeles has the greatest concentration of surviving movie palaces in the United States, yet most residents have never been inside one of them.
Not so much a film as a visual essay, exquisitely directed and photographed (by Sacha Vierny)... Difficult to watch but well worthwhile for those willing to be challenged.
Timing in life is everything. Leonard Ma
Timing in life is everything.
NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise. Leonard Malti
Certainly he would have liked meatier roles or roles that allowed him to go beyond just the look, the hangdog look, that he seemed to have. I met him on a number of occasions, and he was a very upbeat kind of a guy.
She does the same reliable job you'd expect her to do. ... She has a track record that is long and solid enough that it can withstand the usual ups and downs of a starring career.
Anyone who says that someone is a sure bet for an Oscar is a fool. There's no such thing as a sure thing, least of all in a five-way vote.
Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature ever nominated for best picture. Leonard Malti
You want to make an impression. Being clever helps.
Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based film.
If I were less than honest as a critic, I think people would spot that right away, and it would destroy my credibility.
Shailene Woodley is reason enough to see 'The Fault in Our Stars.'
I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries.
Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today.
He's got it all. He's got charm, he's got looks, he's got brains, he's got a conscience. He has everything any movie star could want to have, any director or producer, and then some.
You accept the characters Davis plays because you're not thinking about her [as a star],