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  • Movie secrets are there, in the script!

    Movie secrets are there, in the script!
    You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
  • Kirk Douglas’ OTHER son wants to remake “Seven Days in May”

     
    Peter Douglas has tied up the rights to a handful of superior thrillers from the 1960s, the works of John Frankenheimer, and plans to remake them through his production company, Deadline.com reports. Not sure how likely this is to ever come to fruition,...
  • Around Town: Steve McQueen, the King of Cool, rides again

     
    A tribute to King of Cool action star Steve McQueen and a look inside the film projectionist's world sponsored by the Motion Picture Academy are among this week's highlights....
  • Around Town: Marvel legend Stan Lee hosts 'Avengers' screening

     
    Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs...
  • Hawaii Five-0 Actor James "Danno" MacArthur Dies

    Hawaii Five-0 Actor James "Danno" MacArthur Dies
    HOLLYWOOD ( KTLA) -- The man who is best remembered for his role as "Danno" in CBS Television's original " Hawaii Five-0," died early Thursday. James MacArthur was 72 and the last of the police drama's original cast. Longtime friend Jimmy Borges...
  • Sydney Pollack, 73; Oscar-winning director and producer

    Sydney Pollack, 73; Oscar-winning director and producer
    Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73. Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
  • Jonathan Axelrod's Sunset Strip-area home for sale for $2,999,000

    Prolific TV producer Jonathan Axelrod has listed his Sunset Strip-area home at $2,999,000. Axelrod has had a hand in countless TV shows and was executive vice president of ABC and Columbia Pictures Television. His producing credits include "Dave's World"...
  • Passion Stilled

    Passion Stilled
    This week we continue our look at the pivotal year of 1968 and the profound cultural shift in America that resulted from events that year. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated 40 years ago this week. Whether it was the assassinations of MLK and RFK or...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: Werewolf?

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies BAD MOON RISING: A man (Joshua Malina) claims to be a werewolf and seeks help from Shawn and Gus,......