James L. Brooks: Articles


TCM Presents 100% Not Gay John Nash & Passionate James Dean Bromance

TCM presents the life story of (a not gay) John Nash, starring Russell Crowe: In the phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman wash the gay away. '31 Days of Oscar' on TCM: From fake biopic & passionate bromance to the deadly clash of civilizations Turner […]


'TRON: Legacy' Disappointing Top + 'How Do You Know' One of Century's Biggest Bombs

TRON: Legacy with Garrett Hedlund and Beau Garrett: TRON sequel of sorts topped the North American box office, but after a slow global start it'll have a tough time recovering its mega budget. One of the film's stars, Jeff Bridges, also toplined the 1982 original – which also happened to […]


Tom Sherak Reelected Academy President; Annette Bening Elected Secretary

Tom Sherak was reelected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (Aug. 3) by the Academy's Board of Governors. This will be Sherak's second consecutive one-year term in that capacity. According to the Academy's press release, Sherak is beginning his eighth year as a governor representing […]


Sydney Pollack & Jane Powell, Norma Talmadge & Alan J. Pakula: Academy Library Acquisitions

James L. Brooks, among whose films are Terms of Endearment (1983), Broadcast News (1987), and As Good as It Gets (1997) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library celebrated the acquisition of 12 unique collections on Wednesday, May 19. Among the collections are the Joseph L. […]


'Dangerous Liaisons' & 'Broadcast News': Best Picture Oscar Contenders

Dangerous Liaisons with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Next in line in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series is Stephen Frears' 1988 best picture nominee Dangerous Liaisons, which will screen on Monday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel […]