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  • Film Review: 'American Hustle'

    You've seen smoother, more elegant con movies than "American Hustle," but probably none quite so big-hearted or so rudely, insistently entertaining. As directed by that master of modern farce, David O. Russell, this sprawling fictionalized account of...
  • Eileen Brennan dies at 80; Oscar-nominated 'Private Benjamin' star

    Eileen Brennan dies at 80; Oscar-nominated 'Private Benjamin' star
    Eileen Brennan, a veteran actress best known for an Oscar-nominated turn in the 1980 comedy "Private Benjamin," one of her many tough-talking, soft-hearted roles, has died. She was 80. Brennan died of bladder cancer Sunday at her home in Burbank,...
  • On Theater: 'Company' goes plenty fast

    On Theater: 'Company' goes plenty fast
    The family that cons together stays together? Well, not necessarily. What happens when they attempt to pull the grift on one another? That's the big question raised by Carla Ching's "Fast Company," a new dramatic comedy currently being showcased in...
  • Review: Robert Redford shows why he's a star in 'All Is Lost'

    "All Is Lost" begins in darkness. There is a voice, though. Weary, almost apologetic, our man speaks of struggle, of trying and failing against an unforgiving sea. But soon the words stop and other languages — sight, sound, silence — pick up...
  • Eileen Brennan: a character actor with character

    Eileen Brennan: a character actor with character
    In an earlier Hollywood era, Eileen Brennan would have thrived as a character actor. She had a distinctive style that echoed tough dames like Eve Arden, Thelma Ritter and Angela Lansbury. Brennan wasn't movie-star beautiful, but she was memorable, and...
  • HBO casts a look at Marion Dougherty, pioneer casting director

     HBO casts a look at Marion Dougherty, pioneer casting director
    Marion Dougherty came to New York from Pennsylvania in 1944 with dreams of becoming a theater set designer. While waiting for her big break, she worked for $45 a week designing windows at Bergdorf Goodman. But Dougherty's break came in a different form...
  • Santa Monica Pier film series to screen 'The Sting,' 'Snoopy' and more

    Santa Monica Pier film series to screen 'The Sting,' 'Snoopy' and more
    The Santa Monica Pier's Front Porch Cinema series kicks off a second year of free films over four Fridays starting Sept. 27. This year, Front Porch is collaborating on the series with Film Independent. Doug Jones, the nonprofit arts organization's...
  • Ex-Whalers GM Emile Francis Remembers Fierce Rangers-Bruins Rivalry

    Ex-Whalers GM Emile Francis Remembers Fierce Rangers-Bruins Rivalry
    Before there was a Game 1 between the Rangers and Bruins in 1973 at Boston Garden, there was a Stanley Cup Final Game 1 between the teams there in 1972. "The cops come into our dressing room before that game," Emile "The Cat" Francis said Wednesday from...
  • Charles Durning dies at 89; Tony winner also got Oscar, Emmy nods

    Charles Durning, a Tony Award-winning actor whose prolific work in films and television included supporting roles in the classic comedy "Tootsie" and the TV sitcom "Evening Shade," died Monday. He was 89. Durning, a decorated veteran of World War II,...
  • Richard Zanuck dies at 77; Oscar-winning producer

    Richard Zanuck dies at 77; Oscar-winning producer
    One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice. Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly...
  • 'Universal 100th Anniversary Collection'

    'Universal 100th Anniversary Collection'
    Universal Pictures has been celebrating its century-long milestone all year, and as that period nears its end, the studio releases a mammoth collection of many of the top films that mark its history thus far. The titles range from "All Quiet on the...