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If the movies are a feast or famine business — and they are — we are in the heart of the feast at the moment. Both the studios and the smaller distributors, having hidden away their strongest films like squirrels hoarding especially tasty...
In a welcome break from the traditionally saccharine holiday programming, ABC is airing "a version" of Spike Lee's documentary "Michael Jackson: Bad 25," which had its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival before having a short theatrical...
On Sept. 28, 2011, Ravi Shankar was 91 and frail when he took the stage for an unforgettable night in Los Angeles. With Shankar's death at 92 on Tuesday, we share the review of that performance from Times music critic Mark Swed. I come to praise a...
Tags: Music Industry, Al Pacino, Music, Yehudi Menuhin, Ravi Shankar
The American Cinematheque welcomes 2013 with "Motion Picturesque: Cinema at Its Most Beautiful" festival, which shines the spotlight on the visual splendor of motion pictures. The series opens Thursday at the Egyptian with Fritz Lang's influential...
AP Movie Writer"Life of Pi" is one of those lyrical, internalized novels that should have no business working on the screen. Quite possibly, it wouldn't have worked if anyone but Ang Lee had adapted it. The filmmaker who turned martial arts into a poetic...
In "Gimme the Loot," a loose, disarming bit of larceny — and one of the bright offerings of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival — director Adam Leon's Bronx-bred characters live to tag. Teenage graffiti artists on the run, the friends...
Blogging with Bill WhiteToday’s Movie List is the first of two tributes to the 2012 presidential election. The topic is Best Movies About Extremely Rich People. Before all you Mitt Romney or Barack Obama fans start jumping on me, I’ll provide the flip......
Channel Guide MagazineSo many razor-edged bad people swagger about Terence Winter’s Boardwalk Empire that, even having shed one of its primary POV characters, it is instantly, retoxifyingly addictive as the epic criminal sojourn of Nucky Thompson and Atlantic City...
South Florida Sun-SentinelSave half-off a popcorn and soda combo at AMC Theatres with a coupon good beginning Friday. The offer is good on two combos: A large popcorn and drink or a large popcorn and two drinks. Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Aug. 16. Three...
Henry Hill, the infamous mob informant whose life of crime was chronicled in the film classic "GoodFellas," was the first to admit that he did "a lot of bad things back then." "I shot at people. I busted a lot of heads, and I buried a lot of bodies,"...
Tags: Witnesses, Organized Crime, Movies, Air France-KLM, Prisons
Once in a while, a movie adaptation creates a character that is drawn so well it becomes an archetype, a measuring stick for all other similar characters. Think John Wayne, the western tough in "True Grit," which was adapted from the Charles Portis...
Tags: John Wayne, Theft
Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world. Screenwriters and producers may have...
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