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  • Oscars: From J-Law to French animators, decoding five strange moments

    Oscars: From J-Law to French animators, decoding five strange moments
    The Oscars on Sunday night were a popular affair with some moving moments -- including speeches from Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o -- and some warm humor courtesy of host Ellen DeGeneres. It also had its share of mysteries. Was John Travolta...
  • Movie musicals deserving of a remake

    Movie musicals deserving of a remake
    Earlier this month Steven Spielberg expressed strong interest in remaking "West Side Story," and my first thought (via Twitter) was a quick gut reaction: Why not "Gypsy" instead? I've been second-guessing that tweet ever since. So many major Broadway...
  • Movies that never got made

    Movies that never got made
    Make no small plans. Said Alejandro Jodorowsky. Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
  • At Oscar after-parties, stars old and new mingle

    At Oscar after-parties, stars old and new mingle
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this: The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
  • Martin Scorsese on 'Wolf of Wall Street': 'I Wanted to Make a Ferocious Film'

    Martin Scorsese says the 2008 collapse of the financial industry drove him to make "The Wolf of Wall Street." "The film came out of frustration over the unregulated financial world," the director said at Saturday's "Meet the Nominees" panel at the DGA...
  • Alfonso Cuaron's DGA Win: Y Tu Oscar Tambien? (Analysis)

    As widely predicted, Alfonso Cuaron took home the top prize at Saturday's Directors Guild Awards for Warner Bros.' "Gravity," making his Oscar chances seem even stronger as director. But the big question is whether this prize will translate into a best-...
  • Ronald Cruz will go for four in a row at the Sands in March

    Some might call Ronald Cruz the "Comeback Kid." The Bethlehem welterweight boxer has won three straight fights — all by knockouts — after losing two in a row, the first losses of his career. Cruz, though, is set to face one of the biggest...
  • TV pilots are still on the networks' radar

     TV pilots are still on the networks' radar
    Spring is the time of year when much of the TV business slaves away on pilots, with actors and crews often pulling 14-hour-plus workdays to deliver sample episodes in hopes that, come May, the networks will add their series to their fall lineups. But...
  • Julie Delpy on 'Before Midnight': 'Obsessively Written, Down to the Commas'

    Ten of Hollywood's top screenwriters shared their secrets with their writing brethren Tuesday -- with a major focus on the precision needed to create believable characters such as Jesse and Celine in "Before Midnight." "The script was obsessively...
  • Cloud Computing Brightens Indies' Outlook

    Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers. But as they've come down in price, cloud services -- like such once-exotic tools as CGI and digital intermediate -- have been adopted by...
  • Film Review: 'The Monuments Men'

    It's not only the great works of European art that have gone missing in "The Monuments Men"; the spark of writer-director-star George Clooney's filmmaking is absent, too. In adapting writer Robert M. Edsel's account of the men charged with protecting...
  • Tuesday's local and college roundup: Richard Bland, with Kecoughtan grad coaching, climbs to No. 1 in NJCAA basketball

    Colleges: Men's basketball: Richard Bland College of Petersburg, coached by Kecoughtan High graduate Chuck Moore, has ascended to No. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association rankings in its first season. Its all-freshman roster...