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  • Special 'Mary Poppins' discs add historical context

    New releases: "Mary Poppins," "Despicable Me 2," "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor," "Fast & Furious 6" and more. Also reviewed: "Despicable Me 2," "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor," "Fast & Furious...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    'Saving Mr. Banks'
    "Mary Poppins" is a screen classic, but Walt Disney’s dealings with novelist P.L. Travers in getting the movie rights to the story weren’t nearly as genial. This enjoyable behind-the-scenes story draws fine performances from Tom Hanks as...
  • Oscar's Best-Picture Nominations Surprisingly Risky

    People rarely describe Oscar voters as edgy or daring, citing the best-picture victories of "nice" films like "American in Paris" over "Streetcar Named Desire" or "Dances With Wolves" over "Goodfellas." This year, however, it's Oscar gone wild, with...
  • Who lost what in the Oscar nominations!

    "THAT IS a very silly question!" This was Diahann Carroll responding to the query: "What talent would you most like to have?" in Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire for February. Perhaps the beauteous Miss Carroll feels she has all the talent she can...
  • The Latest: Brit goes 'Digging'; 'Dead' lacks life

    The Latest: Brit goes 'Digging'; 'Dead' lacks life
    Digging Too Deep Jill Amadio Mainly Murder Press; 207 pages Jill Amadio's "Digging Too Deep" is the sort of book that will have you casting the movie version in your head as you read. Put the right director at the helm and these characters could...
  • Today's film characters may be unlikable, but they're not unworthy

    These days, it seems as if the collective voice of moviegoers echoes the Taylor Swift lament "Why you gotta be so mean?" And for once they're not talking about me or my fellow critics. The discontent and, in some cases, the disdain is directed at some...
  • Bruce Dern to Receive Modern Master Award at SBIFF

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Bruce Dern with the Modern Master Award at this year's ceremony. The Adobe-sponsored tribute will take place on Feb. 8 at the Arlington Theatre. "We're deeply humbled and grateful to Bruce Dern for...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is king of the box office

    'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is king of the box office
    Movie theaters breathed fire this weekend as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” struck box-office gold. The Peter Jackson-directed sequel to last year’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey,” raked in a studio-estimated $73....
  • Jason Reitman Attached to Direct Adaptation of 'The Possibilities'

    Indian Paintbrush and Jason Reitman's Right of Way Films have optioned the rights to the novel "The Possibilities" with Reitman attached to direct. Kaui Hart Hemmings, who wrote "The Descendants," penned the novel which is set in a Colorado ski town...
  • 12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces lineup

    12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces lineup
    Anurag Kashyup's "Ugly," Geetu Mohandas' "Liar's Dice" and Anup Singh's "Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost" are among the highlights of the 12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which takes place April 8-13 at the ArcLight Hollywood. The festival...
  • 'Blackfish' director on Oscar snub, SeaWorld's new PR offensive

    'Blackfish' director on Oscar snub, SeaWorld's new PR offensive
    On Oscar nominations morning, awards pundits were buzzing over the Academy’s high-profile snubs: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Robert Redford. But in the animal rights world, the upset was over the omission of the popular documentary “...
  • 'The Hobbit 2' bests 'Anchorman 2' at the box office

    The highly anticipated, hotly promoted "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" fell significantly short of its box-office expectations, failing to wrest the No. 1 spot from Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which pulled in $31.5 million....