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  • 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 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...
  • 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,...
  • 'The Artist' is big winner at Academy Awards

    'The Artist' is big winner at Academy Awards
    The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year. On an evening suffused with nostalgia, "The Artist," a nearly wordless, black-and-white romance celebrating Hollywood's formative era, won five Academy Awards, including best...
  • Jackson residents reflect on relations beyond 'The Help' lens

    Jackson residents reflect on relations beyond 'The Help' lens
    On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
  • Viola Davis worked hard to get 'The Help' right

    Viola Davis worked hard to get 'The Help' right
    Viola Davis has long considered herself a cynic. It's a reflection of the 16 years she has spent in an industry that does little to support the career of black women. It's being a part of a Hollywood that continually asks her to play the "urban single...
  • 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...
  • Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees

    Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees
    Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
  • 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...