Ramin Setoodeh

The Death of the Biopic

Charles Darwin has finally succumbed to the survival of the fittest. Creation, a movie about the creation of On the Origin of Species, was practically extinct on its arrival in late January—it's made only $140,241 as of last week.

The Year in Depressing Movies

There are grim movies, and then there are movies that should list the Grim Reaper in the credits. No Country for Old Men, the 2007 Oscar-winning drama, falls into the latter category, but it's as cuddly as a hamster compared with The Road, the latest adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel.

Wes Anderson's 'Mr. Fox' Is Fantastic

Everybody loved the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factorystarring Gene Wilder. Everybody except for the guy who wrote the original (and the screenplay): Roald Dahl. "He hated it," says Lucy Dahl, 44, the author's youngest daughter. "In fact, I heard he wanted to get his name off the credits, but they wouldn't let him." Dahl also didn't care for the 1990 version of The Witches, and if he were still alive, we're not sure he'd have been impressed by Matilda(directed by Danny DeVito), James...

The Emmy Roundtable

Five Emmy-nominated comic actors talk about what makes funny people funny, whether TV has gotten too raunchy, how the Web has changed comedy, and more.

Paula Abdul's Best and Worst 'Idol' Moments

First, Jennifer Hudson was voted off American Idol. Then Chris Daughtry. Now another superstar is going home prematurely—Paula Abdul. The show's most beloved judge broke the news to her fans last night on Twitter, announcing that she won't be back on the No. 1 show on TV for its upcoming ninth season. "I'll miss nurturing all the new talent," Paula tweeted, "but most of all being part of a show that I helped from day one become an international phenomenon." What made her jump?

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