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  • Theatre Downtown 2014 season

    Theatre Downtown 2014 season
    You can't say "Theatre Downtown" doesn't offer variety: Going from Tracy Lett's "Killer Joe" to "A Christmas Carol" is a definite change of mood. But before the theater gets to those productions, it presents the comedy "Sylvia." Tickets are $22 per...
  • Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see

    Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see
    It is a savage and sorrowful story, the life of Paul Crump. It ended in 2002 when he was 72. He died at Chester Mental Health Center in a rural area near the banks of the Mississippi River in that southern part of Illinois known locally as Little Egypt....
  • Michelle Williams bows in Broadway's 'Cabaret,' with Alan Cumming

    "Cabaret" is back on Broadway in a revival of a revival production — yes, that's right — that was first seen in 1998. The critically acclaimed Sam Mendes staging from the Roundabout Theatre Co. opened Thursday at Studio 54 in New York,...
  • A twisted family reunion in 'August: Osage County'

     A twisted family reunion in 'August: Osage County'
    August: Osage County Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD beginning April 8 Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...
  • Matthew McConaughey talks thongs, spicing it up

    Matthew McConaughey talks thongs, spicing it up
    Matthew McConaughey is becoming a fixture on television. He's starring in "True Detective" at 9 p.m. Sunday on HBO. But his status as a best-actor Oscar nominee for "Dallas Buyers Club" means McConaughey is logging a lot of TV time. He wants to keep his...
  • Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom

     Matthew McConaughey maps his route to stardom
    We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges. 'Dazed and Confused' " 'All right, all right, all right!' First...
  • Matthew McConaughey on 'Dallas Buyers Club': 'Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career'

    It may not be to most actors' tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays. "For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!" the actor says. Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to...
  • Matthew McConaughey's advice for a career McConaissance

    Matthew McConaughey's advice for a career McConaissance
    Matthew McConaughey likes to turn things over in his mind. And since we've just uncorked a good bottle of Pinot Noir at a corner table in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons bar ("We'll give that just a little air and we're good," he says in that musical Texas...
  • REVIEW: 'August: Osage County' ★★

    REVIEW: 'August: Osage County' ★&#9733
    Over and over, the negative reviews of "August: Osage County" have pulled variations on a sad theme, with various New York- and LA-based critics wrestling with the film without having seen, or read, the Tracy Letts play that came before it. Paraphrased,...
  • HBO's 'True Detective' with Harrelson, McConaughey is an unusual case

    HBO's 'True Detective' with Harrelson, McConaughey is an unusual case
    On paper, the premise of the new HBO anthology series "True Detective" — two mismatched cops investigating the murder of a prostitute — hardly sounds like the most inventive idea; even the title borders on generic. Minutes into the pilot...
  • Paul Dillon's performance worth the fare in 'Hellcab'

    Paul Dillon's performance worth the fare in 'Hellcab'
    Twenty-one years have passed since Paul Dillon first got behind the wheel of a cab, the "Hellcab," at the old Famous Door Theatre. He went on to create a role in Tracy Letts' "Killer Joe," moved to Los Angeles, showed up in the mostly disappointing...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Nov. 4-8, 2013)

    Thor: The Dark World Distributor: Disney Early on in "Thor: The Dark World," the latest slab of briskly amusing, elaborately inconsequential 3D entertainment from the Disney/Marvel comicbook factory, an evil Dark Elf announces his sinister plan to...