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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies

    Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies
    Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86. Lumet's death was confirmed Saturday by Marc Kusnetz, who is the husband of Lumet's stepdaughter,...
  • 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,...
  • Maurice Jarre dies at 84; composer for 'Lawrence of Arabia'

    Maurice Jarre dies at 84; composer for 'Lawrence of Arabia'
    Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84. Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...
  • 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"...
  • 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,......
  • 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...
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald on film and television

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's magical short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was a hard sell during the early days of the Roaring '20s, when magazines were hungering for one of the author's more down-to-earth flapper stories. "Benjamin Button" was a...