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  1. Taking Woodstock -- Film Review

    1:44 am 5/16/2009

    Ang Lee delivers an entertaining light comedy about a real-life person who somewhat inadvertently helped the whole iconic concert to take place. It's a low-wattage film about a high-wattage event.Read more

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  2. ABC takes in 'The Forgotten'

    11:50 pm 5/15/2009

    ABC on Friday night handed out a series pickup to the Bruckheimer-produced drama "The Forgotten."Read more

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  3. Air Doll -- Film Review

    9:46 pm 5/15/2009

    Just a whiff of a story, "Air Doll" is aesthetically so exquisitely packaged, and so tenderly directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda that the urban fairytale about an inflatable sex doll come to life gradually unfurls as an achingly beautiful meditation on loneliness and longing in the city, and a reflective look on a consumerist culture that encourages easy substitutes and disposability, even of humans and feelings.Read more

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  4. Thirst -- Film Review

    9:18 pm 5/15/2009

    Korean auteur extraordinaire Park Chan-wook's "Thirst" is a torrid expression of predatory instinct and insatiable, all-consuming love, embodied through its protagonist's difficulty in holding his day job as a priest-cum-miracle-healer, and his night shift as an accidental vampire and fornicating murderer.Read more

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  5. Fox trots 'Dance' into fall

    9:18 pm 5/15/2009

    Fox is dancing into the fall, adding an in-season edition of summer reality series “So You Think You Can Dance” to its fall schedule, sources said.Read more

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  6. ABC closes deals for 'V,' 'Deep End'

    9:02 pm 5/15/2009

    It looks like “V” will live again on TV. Sources said ABC is close to a series order for the Warner Bros. TV-produced reimagining of the 1980s mini-series.Read more

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  7. ABC renews 'Scrubs'

    7:48 pm 5/15/2009

    ABC on Friday renewed veteran comedy “Scrubs” for a ninth season. The move comes on the heels of producing studio ABC Studios locking in most of the main cast members who had no deals beyond the current eighth season, the show’s first on ABC after a seven-year run on NBC.Read more

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  8. ABC picks up 'Happy,' 'Cougar,' 'Castle'

    6:32 pm 5/15/2009

    ABC on Friday started its series pickups in earnest with nods to drama "Happy Town" and the Courteney Cox-starring comedy "Cougar Town," both from ABC Studios, sources said.Read more

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  9. Kung Fu Panda -- Film Review

    5:11 pm 5/15/2009

    Taking full advantage of Cinemascope's wide screen to splash quicker-than-the-eye action across striking Chinese landscapes, animators led by directors John Stevenson and Mark Osborne deliver a movie that is as funny as it is frantic.Read more

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  10. The Big Shot-Caller -- Film Review

    4:08 pm 5/15/2009

    From its awkward, ambiguous title to its lack of charismatic performers, this minor drama doesn't have many commercial prospects.Read more

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