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  • Love, Marilyn: HBO’s haunting documentary delves into the mind of Marilyn Monroe

     
    Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe¹s death, HBO presents the insightful and often heartbreaking documentary Love, Marilyn from Oscar-nomiated filmmaker Liz Garbus on Monday, June 17, at 9pm ET/PT. Filmmaker Liz Garbus has spent...
  • New movie re-ignites “parent trigger” debate

     
    As part of the GOP convention in Tampa, some guests are attending a preview of the new movie Won't Back Down, a film that is creating buzz and controversy in education circles.  According to the schedule sent out this morning, in fact, their viewing...
  • Comic-Con 2013: ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘Divergent’ unveil new photos

     
    On the heels of Thursday's Comic-Con panel touting the upcoming sci-fi films “Ender's Game” and “Divergent,” Summit Entertainment has released […]...
  • Michael Mann movie begins filming in L.A.

    Michael Mann movie begins filming in L.A.
    Michael Mann's international cyber thriller has quietly begun filming in Los Angeles. Raja Productions US recently pulled various permits for "camera tests" at various locations around Los Angeles for the untitled Michael Mann movie known as "Cyber." ...
  • Hammer Museum to fete Robert Gober, Tony Kushner at gala

    Hammer Museum to fete Robert Gober, Tony Kushner at gala
    The Hammer Museum in Westwood will honor artist Robert Gober and playwright Tony Kushner at its 11th annual gala, scheduled to take place Oct. 5. Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are co-chairing this year's fundraising benefit for the museum, which...
  • Chicago International Film Festival to honor Joan Allen, Viola Davis, Helen Hunt

    Chicago International Film Festival to honor Joan Allen, Viola Davis, Helen Hunt
    Congratulations to Joan Allen, Viola Davis and Helen Hunt, who will all attend the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 11-25) to accept a Silver Hugo award for "significant achievements and contributions to the arts," the fest announced this...
  • 'Won't Back Down' review: It's that easy!

    'Won't Back Down' review: It's that easy!
    ** (out of four) “Inspired by actual events,” reads the opening of “Won't Back Down,” which feels inspired but not by actual events. Armed only with rah-rah determination, this drama presents the troubled school system merely as a...
  • 'Won't Back Down' gets a D+ for a public school polemic ★ 1/2

    'Won't Back Down' gets a D+ for a public school polemic ★ 1/2
    Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
  • Animated 'Hotel Transylvania' to scare off 'Looper'

    Animated 'Hotel Transylvania' to scare off 'Looper'
    "Hotel Transylvania" will suck the life out of its rivals at the box office this weekend, as the animated monster flick is set to dominate ticket sales.  The 3-D film should easily claim the No. 1 position with a solid debut of around $35 million,...
  • Al Pacino and his 'Stand Up Guys' among the stars slotted for CIFF

    Al Pacino and his 'Stand Up Guys' among the stars slotted for CIFF
    With its founder Michael Kutza nearing his half-century mark as leader, the Chicago International Film Festival announced its 48th edition slate Thursday. Heavily concentrated, as it has been in recent years, at the downtown AMC River East 21 multiplex,...
  • Review: 'Love, Marilyn' is a love letter to Marilyn Monroe

    Review: 'Love, Marilyn' is a love letter to Marilyn Monroe
    Watching "Love, Marilyn," Liz Garbus' pointed, poetic and occasionally overwrought documentary about the life of Marilyn Monroe, I kept thinking about "The Great Gatsby," another tragedy in two acts recently resurrected for our viewing pleasure. In each...
  • 'Prisoners' trailer: Hugh Jackman gets his revenge on

    'Prisoners' trailer: Hugh Jackman gets his revenge on
    It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on...