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  • '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,...
  • SAG Awards: Red carpet risk-takers steal the show

    SAG Awards: Red carpet risk-takers steal the show
    The style stakes are heating up this red carpet season, and at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, it was the risks that paid off. The sea of sameness we saw at the Golden Globes gave way to some major individualized fashion statements. Emma Stone's dress...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...