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  • Ben Gazzara, 81, leaves a rich, gruff legacy in theater and film

     
    Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in......
  • Spirit Awards: Christopher Plummer, Jean Dujardin among early acting winners

     
    Christopher Plummer, Will Reiser, Shailene Woodley, Jean Dujardin among the early winners at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday...
  • Tim Conway to salute Ernest Borgnine at SAG Awards

     
    Here's a moment that fans of "McHale's Navy" won't want to miss. Hey, it's a moment fans of "SpongeBob SquarePants" won't want to miss, either. Tim Conway will introduce the tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ernest Borgnine at the Screen Actors...
  • Indie Spirit Awards nominations — 127 Hours, Winter’s Bone, and Greenberg? Last Exorcism?

     
    A few fun surprises in this morning's Indie Spirit Award nominations. “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller's terrific March turn as an out of sorts fellow who has a sort-of–affair with a lost and lonely young woman, was remembered. Stiller and Greta...
  • Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' is a favorite for radical cinematic revision

     
    Julie Taymor's film version of "The Tempest" is one of the most eagerly awaited prestige films of the year. It is already gaining award momentum, having secured a spot at this year's Venice Film Festival and the centerpiece spot at......
  • Cinema 16 comes to Los Angeles: Lucky Dragons create an original score to five experimental films

     
    The famed New York cinéaste Amos Vogel once opined that “if you don’t like an experimental film, watch it again.” Such is the approach that Molly Surno, the legatee of Vogel’s Cinema 16 program takes to curation. Tonight marks the......
  • 'Treme': Khandi Alexander, as LaDonna Batiste-Williams, has no time for your problems

     
    If you’ve got a spare half hour and want some schooling, after you finish watching episode #3 of "Treme" in its entirety, go back and watch only Khandi Alexander’s scenes. Fast-forward through the other stuff – which continues to be......
  • 'Johnny Staccato'

    'Johnny Staccato'
    He would become one of the top filmmakers in independent American movies, but John Cassavetes ("Faces," "A Woman Under the Influence") first had a season as a television star in this unique 1959-60 drama, of which he directed several episodes. The...
  • Book Review: 'Conversations With Scorsese'

    Book Review: 'Conversations With Scorsese'
    Above all else, Martin Scorsese is a character. Brilliant, brazen, engaging, esoteric, reverent, irreverent, ironic — all are qualities that have forged the 68-year-old director into an unqualified master. Much revered, once reviled, Scorsese has...
  • It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears

    It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears
    Just before noon on a clear fall day, the Newman stage on the 20th Century Fox lot is alive with bright lights, hovering microphones and a full 105-piece orchestra. It's one of the final scoring sessions for "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,"...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast May 21, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Lisa Edelstein was born in Boston, Mass., on this date in 1966. This birthday gal has found a home on television as Dr. Cuddy from the hit series "House M.D." She's has recurring roles on "The West Wing," "American Dad!" "Ally...
  • Actor Ben Gazzara dies at age of 81

    Actor Ben Gazzara dies at age of 81
    Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway, was a...