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  • 25 movies added to National Film Registry

    25 movies added to National Film Registry
    From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
  • King of the Oscars

    LOS ANGELES -- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King journeyed to history last night, winning all 11 of the Academy Awards for which it was nominated -- a clean sweep that also ties the record for most wins by a single motion picture. So dominant...
  • Academy sticks to a tame script

    The motion picture academy's insistence on decorum in the wake of Janet Jackson's Super Bowl debacle gave last night's telecast of 76th Annual Academy Awards all the unpredictability of a sitcom rerun. ABC had hoped to attract the much-coveted young male...
  • Mickey Rooney Appreciation: Noir Films Showed He Was More Than a Teen Star

    From 1937 to 1946, Mickey Rooney played clean-cut, wide-eyed Midwestern teenager Andy Hardy 15 times in a series of films that proved instrumental (along with his Judy Garland musicals) in making him one of the most popular movie stars of his era. They...
  • Mickey Rooney dies: Five of his most memorable movie roles

    With his death at age 93 on Sunday, Mickey Rooney leaves a show-business legacy spanning eight decades and including more than 200 film credits -- not to mention his many appearances on television and the stage. Here are five movie roles demonstrating...
  • MGM Taps 'Simpsons' Director to Helm Rebooted 'Pink Panther' Movie

    MGM's is looking to reboot "The Pink Panther," tapping David Silverman to helm the live-action/animated hybrid pic. This pic will not focus the famous Inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers and later by Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin, but...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Da Vinci's Demons' on Starz

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Da Vinci's Demons' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Ripper Street Investigation into the...
  • Why 'Pompeii' Doesn't Blow

    History suggests that it took about six hours for Mt. Vesuvius to bury Pompeii in a thick coat of lava and ash. It took most critics even less time to bury "Pompeii" the movie in volcanic invective, resulting in a woeful 28% "fresh" rating on Rotten...
  • Joseph T. Naar, TV, Film Producer and WMA Agent, Dies at 88

    Joseph T. Naar, a former William Morris agent who went to produce blaxploitation vampire pics "Blacula" and "Scream Blacula Scream," as well as TV series "Starsky and Hutch," died January 17. He was 88. At WMA, after Naar was fast-tracked through the...
  • Review: 'Fosse' by Sam Wasson

    Review: 'Fosse' by Sam Wasson
    "Bob Fosse was the best thing ever to come out of burlesque, and he would pay for it forever," Sam Wasson writes in his punchy, vital new biography, "Fosse." That's a big, bold statement, and it holds. What the teenaged Fosse learned while working as...
  • Gavin MacLeod captains a memoir

    Gavin MacLeod captains a memoir
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." No sooner did "MTM"...
  • Martin Scorsese to Be Feted by Art Directors Guild

    Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 8, the org announced on Thursday. The kudofest, set to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be hosted...