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  • Stars light up Broadway this season

    Stars light up Broadway this season
    As autumn turns the Manhattan air crisp and cool, Broadway is gearing up for another season. In the 2012-2013 lineup are new plays, star-driven revivals, lavish musicals and shows inspired by movies, books, TV shows and one very well-known comic strip....
  • Emmys morning after: Was 'Boardwalk Empire' snubbed?

    Emmys morning after: Was 'Boardwalk Empire' snubbed?
    Everyone seems to be upset about the Emmys last night. And it's not just because of the bizarre inclusion of the singing Emmytones. It's what's being perceived as a big diss for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." After winning a slew of technical awards at the...
  • Driver dies as truck plunges off Bay Bridge

    Driver dies as truck plunges off Bay Bridge
    The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed early yesterday in a three-vehicle crash that sent the 18-wheeler plunging into the Chesapeake Bay — the first time that a vehicle has plummeted from the bridge in its 56-year history, according to...
  • On Movies: Looking north, to Toronto Film Festival

    Is Reese Witherspoon this year's Matthew McConaughey? That is, a familiar face from formula-froth rom-coms and packaged studio product who opts to return to the kind of smaller-budget, character-driven fare that launched said career, and who uses the...
  • A 'quieter' Telluride film fest still draws talk with 'Birdman,' more

     A 'quieter' Telluride film fest still draws talk with 'Birdman,' more
    About 650 people poured out of a theater into a stand of birch trees under a star-filled sky, then started talking, texting and tweeting about "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." The genre-defying film, which stars Michael Keaton as a...
  • REVIEW-Bogdanovich's "She's Funny That Way" milks laughs in Venice

    * Bogdanovich New York film has starry cast, special cameos * "99 Homes" looks at grim aftermath of mortgage bubble By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A madcap New York drawing-room comedy that played out like a classic Hollywood farce saw...
  • Film Review: 'The Harvest'

    Horror movies have given us no shortage of overprotective mothers over the years, though Samantha Morton takes that archetype to new extremes in "The Harvest," a powerful coming-of-ager with the potential both to scar and strengthen the psyches of an...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    Meet Melissa Veal, wig maker at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    Maloo wears a purple shawl and granny glasses. Her hair, very important in the context of this story, is short, white, cute and swoops backward. She's 52, a native of Canada and warm. She keeps a coon hound curled at her feet and is prone to saying things...
  • EOne Goes Toe to Toe With Hollywood Majors in U.K.

    LONDON -- Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.'s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K.,...
  • Review: 'They Came Together' ★★★

    Review: 'They Came Together' ★★&#9733
    The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough." Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and...
  • Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party

    Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party
    David Wain’s “They Came Together” identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul Rudd and...