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  • Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    CANNES, France -- In close to three decades of filmmaking, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have shared a lot of looks. But with "Inside Llewyn Davis," which had itsĀ  premiere in Festival de Cannes competition Sunday, one particular glance said it all. "At...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Smashed' star Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Video/Q&A: 'Smashed' star Mary Elizabeth Winstead
    To bond as married alcoholics for the Sundance hit “Smashed,” co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, appropriately, went out and got drunk. “I don’t know what I really learned about myself from that particular night...
  • 'Smashed': Drama's watered down in this lesson about the drinking life ★★ 1/2

    'Smashed': Drama's watered down in this lesson about the drinking life ★★ 1/2
    The director's statement issued with “Smashed” reads, in part: "Being drunk can be really fun. It's just all the other things that come with being drunk that can be a downer (wrecking cars, lives, etc.) ... so many films that deal with...
  • 'Smashed' review: Doesn't (and shouldn't) go down smooth

    'Smashed' review: Doesn't (and shouldn't) go down smooth
    *** (out of four) Before heading into the first grade class she teaches, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) takes a sip from the flask in her car. Then another. Eh, the kids’ll never notice. Actually, they do, because she vomits in the middle of a...
  • Nathan Lane returning to Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane's 'Nance'

    Nathan Lane returning to Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane's 'Nance'
    One of Broadway's more consistent box-office draws, Nathan Lane will return this season in a new play by Douglas Carter Beane. The two-time Tony Award-winning actor will lend his magical ticket-selling powers to "The Nance," which is scheduled to open...
  • Oscars 2013 red carpet: Shades of pale

    Oscars 2013 red carpet: Shades of pale
    This is like an Oscars flashback with all the Armani, Harry Winston and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday. Then, there was a Sharon Stone-Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed she’s wearing a navy blue dress from cheap chic...
  • 'Smashed'

    A young couple, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Emmy winner Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), struggle to get a handle on their drinking in this well-played drama honored at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The wife has an especially hard time making...
  • SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big

    SAG Awards: 'The Help' wins big
    The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," injecting a little excitement into the Oscar race. The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG...
  • Books, films and fans: Nervous "Help" fans try the movie

    Books, films and fans: Nervous "Help" fans try the movie
    Take a beloved book, turn it into a film – and take cover, because the millions who adore the book will come out swinging. Their affection makes them protective. Love makes them loyal – and ready to punch anyone who messes with the object of...
  • Oscars 2012: For red carpet perfection, it takes a team

    Oscars 2012: For red carpet perfection, it takes a team
    In certain circles, the Oscars red carpet generates more buzz than the awards ceremony itself. That two-hour window when stars stroll, preen and gush often showcases the results of hours and hours of prepping by a team of experts tasked with readying...
  • Oscars 2012: On the red carpet, white gowns ruled

    Oscars 2012: On the red carpet, white gowns ruled
    It wasn't a disaster — more of a mishap. But it was almost as if ABC forgot that the Oscars red carpet is the longest-running fashion runway in history. Keyboard critics took to social media to throw a collective hissy fit about the network's...
  • Q&A: 'The Help' star Emma Stone reveals what turns her into a 'rage-filled lunatic'

    Q&A: 'The Help' star Emma Stone reveals what turns her into a 'rage-filled lunatic'
    “The Help” marks the third Emma Stone movie released in four weeks, following “Friends with Benefits” and “Crazy Stupid Love.” Isn’t she worried about, uh, Stone-verkill? “Stone-verkill! Yes! Coined a word,...