STAMP OF APPROVAL
Producer Robbie Stamp, a close collaborator of Douglas Adams says "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" film is exactly what the late author wanted.
BALLARD GOES BACK TO NATURE
Known for quality kids-and-animals fare, director Carroll Ballard talks about avoiding clichés in the boy-and-his-cheetah family adventure "Duma"
THE PATH OF ZAHN
Character actor Steve Zahn, co-star of "Sahara," faces movie production, devious plumbers with the same aplomb
Vivacious Christina Milian is an actress, a singer, and now Travolta's pop-princess protege in "Be Cool."
2004 Oscar PREDICTIONS
SF Critics Circle 2004 Awards
Best Films of 2004
Worst Films of 2004
Dylan Kidd, writer-director of the cynically sexualized Roger Dodger" turns 180 degrees with reflexively mystical romantic drama "P.S."
Writer-director David O. Russell takes a walk on the metaphysical side for his brain-bending comedy "I ♥ Huckabees"
'SKY CAPTAIN'S' CAPTAIN
Writer-director Kerry Conran created the first effects of "Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow," his spectacular homage to '30s serials, on a home computer
COLORADO, CASTING & PUPPET CANDIDATES
Writer-director John Sayles picked the Mountain State as a microcosm of American politics for satire "Silver City."
BRAFF IN THE SADDLE (OR AT LEAST THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR)
Talented sitcom star Zach Braff graduates to triple-threat as writer, director and star of "Garden State."
JOHN CHO & KAL PENN BREAK THE 'THAT GUY' BARRIER
Actors recognized for stereotype roles talk about starring in their own comedy, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle."
HAVING FAITH IN HER SENSE OF HUMOR
Playing naive, pregnant Christian teen in the ironic send-up "Saved!" fit both Jena Malone's wit and her pensive personality.
MESSING AROUND IN KAUFMAN'S 'MIND'
Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter famous for "Being John Malkovich," and "Adaptation" talks about "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," his latest and movie about erasing memories of love lost.
SITTIN' ON THE RITZ
Yearning for some sunlight on a day of hotel-room interviews, Viggo Mortensen and SPLICEDwire sneak out onto the roof outside his Ritz-Carlton suite to talk about "Hidalgo."