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  • Achim Freyer is consumed by 'The Ring of the Nibelung'

    Achim Freyer is consumed by 'The Ring of the Nibelung'
    A female voice floats from a loudspeaker, sounding preternaturally calm amid the morning chaos inside Los Angeles Opera's costume shop on South Alameda Street downtown. "We're ready for a dwarf in Fitting Room 2," the voice intones. In recent days,...
  • 'Ring' technicians prepare for the final catastrophe

    'Ring' technicians prepare for the final catastrophe
    It goes by many names: Armageddon, the apocalypse, Ragnarok, the End of the World. In show business, it's sometimes referred to as the money shot — the climactic scene in which directors unleash a tidal wave of visual effects to conjure the mother...
  • 'Valkyrie'

    A scheme to assassinate Adolf Hitler, hatched by some of those within his own party, fuels director Bryan Singer's compelling drama. As unlikely as producer and star Tom Cruise might seem as the leader of the plot – wearing an eye patch, no less – he...
  • Movie review: Valkyrie -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Valkyrie -- 4 out of 5 stars
    An unfussy, adult and stoic Tom Cruise anchors the World War II thriller Valkyrie. In a compact performance of nerve and rare glimpses of emotion, Cruise is a leading man who takes us through a complex story, and ennobles and personalizes events that have...
  • 'Valkyrie' stars Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson

    'Valkyrie' stars Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson
    Judging by Mark Twain's comment about the music of Richard Wagner ("better than it sounds"), if Twain were around to see "Valkyrie" he'd likely say it's better than it seems. Faint praise for an interesting film with an asterisk, the asterisk being Tom...
  • 'Marley & Me': Biggest Opening Film on Christmas

    It would appear that the saying is true...no one can pass up a cute puppy or a baby. Well, the latter doesn't come into play for the holiday season, but the former does a la 20th Century Fox's " Marley & Me." The film, which stars an adorable yellow...
  • 'Button,' 'Wall-E,' 'Iron Man' snare visual effects noms

    'Button,' 'Wall-E,' 'Iron Man' snare visual effects noms
    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Cloverfield," "Iron Man" and "Wall-E" are among the nominees for the 7th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, which were announced Monday. Nominees for the outstanding visual effects in a visual effects driven...
  • Tom Cruise to Lose Partner, Gain a 'Tourist'

    Tom Cruise may develop abandonment issues. The Hollywood star is losing his longtime business partner, Paula Wagner, when she steps down from her post as co-owner and CEO at United Artists, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Only two weeks earlier,...
  • Moviemaker Cruise faces a crisis

    Moviemaker Cruise faces a crisis
    WHO KNEW Tom Cruise could shake it like a Polaroid picture? Last week, he rocked audiences with his cameo as a profane, hip-jiggling, Machiavellian movie chief in " Tropic Thunder." The role was designed to show the world -- and Hollywood insiders --...
  • Movie review: Max Payne -- 2 out of 5 stars

    Max Payne is a conventional cop-vengeance thriller with a supernatural twist. It's Sin City Lite, with winged Valkyrie who snatch tormented souls from one underworld to another. One thing you can say for this John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines) actioner:...
  • Oscar likes to keep it real

    Oscar likes to keep it real
    " The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
  • Tom Cruise's 'Valkyrie' Flies to 2009

    The Bryan Singer-directed Tom Cruise vehicle "Valkyrie" has had its release date pushed back for the second time. According to the industry trades, the WWII drama, which focuses on an attempt to assassinate Adolph Hitler, will now open on Feb. 13, 2009....