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  • Building on Zepp Farm destroyed by fire 75 years ago [History Matters]

    100 Years Ago Who's visiting who Social news in the Times: "Mr. and Mrs. Jack spent Thursday at Pen Mar. "Miss Lewis of New York is spending some time with her uncles Messrs Thomas Lewis and Frank Engle.   "Miss Bessie Hutchins is visiting her...
  • Kristin Davis Drawn to 'Fatal Attraction' on West End

    Kristin Davis is poised to appear in the West End stage adaptation of "Fatal Attraction," with the actress lining up a role in the thriller as the wife of the man who is trapped in an affair with a vengeful woman. A rep for the production wouldn't...
  • PASSINGS: Patrice Chereau, Ernie Dunlevie, Marc Merson, Henry Guettel

    Patrice Chereau Innovative director of opera, film, theater Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to...
  • 'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse

    'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity,' Madea are merrily diverse
    Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
  • Where is the box office magic of 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'?

    Where is the box office magic of 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'?
    Box office observers have long credited Tyler Perry's "Madea" franchise with at least one thing: reliability.  As surely as Christmas comes once a year, a movie with Perry directing himself in drag as the volatile matriarch Mabel "Madea" Simmons is...
  • TheaterWorks Explores The Elegance Of Etiquette With 'Mrs. Mannerly'

     TheaterWorks Explores The Elegance Of Etiquette With 'Mrs. Mannerly'
    Ah, if only Mrs. Mannerly were around today — and stationed at every theater lobby in America. She would not tolerate a cell phone going off, or texting or talking, or a myriad of other audience sins that have the potential of ruining a night in...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Movies with black casts make a green argument

    Movies with black casts make a green argument
    It took 14 years to come to fruition, but "The Best Man Holiday," writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to his 1999 hit "The Best Man," opens Friday. Lee told me the other day that Universal executives were "hesitant" initially about the sequel, which...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Nov. 11-15, 2013)

    Nebraska (Paramount) After making side trips to California's Central Coast and Hawaii (for "Sideways" and "The Descendants," respectively), Alexander Payne returns to his home state of Nebraska for his sixth directorial feature, a wistful ode to small-...
  • Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar

    Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar
    Angela Lansbury first attended the Academy Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 15, 1945. Just 19, she was nominated for supporting actress for her role as a conniving Cockney maid in "Gaslight." And now, nearly seven decades later, the 88-year-...
  • 'Thor 2' tops box office; 'Best Man Holiday' tops all expectations

    'Thor 2' tops box office; 'Best Man Holiday' tops all expectations
    Although “Thor” hung on to the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, the big story was a stellar opening for “The Best Man Holiday,” which trounced all expectations to debut with a studio-estimated $30.6-million. Disney&...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...