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  • Monday's TV Highlights: NBC gives it the old college try with 'Community'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, in PDF format This week's TV Movies BACK TO SCHOOL: NBC offers a quartet of episodes of its new college-themed sitcom "Community" starring Joel McHale,......
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Jan. 30, 1941: Frank Capra tried to show a print of his first film, "Fultah Fisher's Boarding House," and "found the film had completely disintegrated. He'll pay almost anything for another print," Hedda Hopper says ... Hey, it's Trixie Friganza!...
  • Oscar nominations: Fascinating facts, figures and milestones

     
    With invaluable assistance from our many forum posters, here are interesting stats about this year's nominations for the Oscars. Nine not so fine: "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" lead this year's derby with nine nominations each; "Nine" managed just four...
  • Quiz: Who won the most Oscars for directing?

     
    To see the answer, click on the "Continue reading" link underneath the photos below. ANSWER: John Ford won the most Oscars for directing (four): "The Quiet Man," 1952; "How Green Was My Valley," 1941; "The Grapes of Wrath," 1940; "The Informer," 1935....
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Inglorious Basterds' rallies | Oscars updates | Vanessa Redgrave BAFTA honoree

     
    • Roger Friedman reports, "the combined ages of the Hollywood elite who celebrated Quentin Tarantino’s 'Inglourious Basterds' for lunch on Wednesday was about a thousand. Famed B-movie director Roger Corman, 95-year-old legend Norman Lloyd (Dr....
  • Charles Lane, the Classic ‘Stinker’

     
    Feb. 23, 1980: The Times profiles character actor Charles Lane (d. 2007). “The great old days, a lot of them, stunk,” he says. Lane also says Frank Capra “is the most talented man we ever had.”...
  • Will Spielberg take a walk on the wild side?

    Will Spielberg take a walk on the wild side?
    Steven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
  • Jeff Dowd on Jeff Bridges: A unique American icon

     
    Jeff Dowd is an indie film producer and promoter who is known to one and all as the Dude, having served in large part as the inspiration for Jeff Bridges' immortal Dude character in the Coen brothers' "The Big Lebowski."......
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: Alex's brother comes to the hospital on 'Grey's Anatomy'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 28 - April 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SIBLING RIVALRY: Alex's (Justin Chambers) brother (Jake Mclaughlin) needs surgery in a new episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' at......
  • Michel Gondry's 'Be Kind Rewind' spools out on DVD

    Michel Gondry's 'Be Kind Rewind' spools out on DVD
    IT'S A pity that Michel Gondry's “Be Kind Rewind,” a movie rife with DIY optimism and analog nostalgia, arrives this week on DVD and not, as befits its premise, good old-fashioned VHS. Gondry has a reputation for technical wizardry -- he is...
  • COMIC-CON 2010: Stallone says 'Velcro muscles' made old-school stars expendable

     
    This is a longer version of my cover story in the Sunday Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times. The lights were down low in Sylvester Stallone's Beverly Hills office on a recent afternoon, so it was impossible to see......
  • The tyrants of summer

    SINCE HER INFANCY, my now-adult daughter and I have ritualized every summer with a week spent lurking as lizards at one or another blazing hot Southwestern desert resort. We're neither rock hounds nor tree huggers; what we seek during these annual...