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Zero Dark Thirty (movie)

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  • Does torture work?

    Does torture work? It is a Bush-era debate that has found Obama-era relevance because of a new movie, "Zero Dark Thirty," in which torture seems to work quite well. The film, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, is being sold as a fact-based accounting of...
  • Exclusive: Lem Dobbs to tackle Frederick Forsyth film 'The Kill List'

    It's been a quarter-century since the last Frederick Forsyth novel was turned into a film--"The Fourth Protocol" all the way back in 1987. But momentum is building to turn his latest book, "The Kill List," into a movie. Lem Dobbs, the veteran...
  • Why 'Prisoners' Is Too Easy on the Subject of Torture

    (SPOILER ALERT: This piece reveals key details about the plot of "Prisoners.") Why is it so often the ambiguous, unresolved movie that generates controversy while the easy, complacent one gets a free pass? To wit: Why does "Prisoners," Denis Villeneuve's...
  • TV Picks: 'Toy Story of Terror,' '56 Up,' 'Reign,' 'Burton & Taylor'

    TV Picks: 'Toy Story of Terror,' '56 Up,' 'Reign,' 'Burton & Taylor'
    "Toy Story of Terror" (ABC, Wednesday). And so the three-headed holiday season begins, with a Halloween special wrought from the "Toy Story" franchise -- a franchise, it hurts my brain to realize, that is nearly 20 years old. No expense, horses or...
  • Box Office: 'Gravity' Orbits $30 Million In Week 2, Stealing 'Captain Phillips' Thunder

    Hijacking the box office crown from "Captain Phillips," Warner Bros.' 3D space phenom "Gravity" is expected to land in the $30 million range this weekend, beating Sony's adult-targeted wide release, which should land somewhere in the low-$20 millions...
  • PEN's Joan Didion event lacked just one thing: Joan Didion

    PEN Center USA's 23rd annual literary awards festival went off without a hitch at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday night -- except for the small fact that its lifetime achievement award winner, Joan Didion, was not in attendance. "Unfortunately, Joan...
  • New movie fund Gamechanger Films is formed to back women directors

    New movie fund Gamechanger Films is formed to back women directors
    NEW YORK -- Can money solve a Hollywood gender imbalance? That's the question posed by a new film fund that aims to boost the number of female directors. The fund, called Gamechanger Films, will exclusively finance movies directed by women, The...
  • Golden Globes: 6 great Tina Fey and Amy Poehler award-show moments

    Golden Globes: 6 great Tina Fey and Amy Poehler award-show moments
    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015. The duo's chemistry and their ability to deliver barbs with a twinkle have made them an awards-show favorite, not just at the Globes but at the Emmys and other...
  • Comedian Aziz Ansari takes his act to Los Feliz

    Comedian Aziz Ansari takes his act to Los Feliz
    Keeping it in the entertainment industry, Aziz Ansari of "Parks and Recreation" has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2,686,950 from director Andrew Douglas. Designed by Buff & Hensman and built in 1968, the Mid-Century Modern post-and-beam home features...
  • 'American Hustle' Hot, But Who Really Got a Boost From NY Film Critics?

    Today's New York Film Critics Circle prizes are a big boost to Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" and Warner Bros.' "Gravity." Not because they won big -- "12 Years" won director for Steve McQueen, while there were none for "Gravity" -- but because...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Excluded From WGA Awards

    The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley's screenplay for "12 Years a Slave." The guild's restrictions -- far more rigorous...
  • 'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away

    'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away
    After the coffee. Before digging out some sweaters. The Skinny: You know you are getting old when you don't have the energy for cocktail parties anymore. Of course, the whole getting up at 5:30 a.m to do this may have something to do with my lack of...