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  • Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

    Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
  • '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...
  • High-End Genre Fare Breaks Out of Populist Ghetto

    Nearly a decade after "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" pulled off one of the biggest Oscar-night sweeps of all time, it seems almost unthinkable that it could have played out any other way. But in the days leading up to that year's...
  • 'Rush' driver Lauda challenges our definitions of heroism

    PARIS -- Our standards for heroism really have tanked, and a new Hollywood movie has driven that point home -- at 180 mph. Ron Howard's breathtaking new movie, "Rush," is the story of the famous 1976 season of Formula One legends Niki Lauda and James...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Six big snubs and surprises

    Golden Globes nominations: Six big snubs and surprises
    The Golden Globes have a long and often amusing reputation for nomination-morning howlers. But when the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. unveiled its 2014 nominees Thursday morning, there was no “Tourist,” no “Burlesque,” no “...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Britannia rules

    Golden Globes nominations: Britannia rules
    There were no shortage of surprise names among the Golden Globes nominees announced Thursday: Sally Hawkins, Kate Winslet, Steve Coogan and Idris Elba, who nabbed either a screenplay nomination (Coogan) or acting nods (everyone else). But the group...
  • Daniel Brühl, the next pan-European Everyman

    Daniel Brühl, the next pan-European Everyman
    At this stage in his gracefully ascending career, Daniel Brühl has emerged as that rare yet sometimes undervalued cinematic bird, the problem solver. He's clearly made a name among directors as a can-do performer; it's hardly coincidence that he can...
  • Nonprofits Topple Commercial Titles at London's Evening Standard Awards

    London's thriving not-for-profit houses again nudged out commercial competish to dominate the 59th Evening Standard Theater Awards at a glamorous ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel Nov. 17 and hosted by U.K. thesp Damian Lewis ("Homeland") In the nine...
  • Michael Sheen on Globe nomination, not going bald for 'Masters of Sex'

    Michael Sheen awoke early Thursday to a pleasant surprise: a Golden Globe nomination for his role on the Showtime series “Masters of Sex.” Playing influential sexologist Bill Masters on the freshman drama is both familiar territory and an...
  • Critic's Pick: 'Rush'

    Critic's Pick: 'Rush'
    Ah, the difficulties of being a Formula One film in a NASCAR world. It perhaps explains the slow start here for the full-throttle sports drama "Rush." Polished to a high sheen by director Ron Howard, it stars "Thor's" Chris Hemsworth as British racer...
  • 'Rush' review: Nobody wins

    'Rush' review: Nobody wins
    *1/2 (out of four) Boy, the only thing more thrilling than seeing who can drive laps the fastest is seeing nothing of a race other than results on screen. “British Grand Prix. Hunt wins, Lauda second.” How exhilarating! The fact is,...
  • Ang Lee reportedly making 3-D boxing film

    Ang Lee reportedly making 3-D boxing film
    If one of the main draws for 3-D filmmaking and exhibition has always been its immersive, "you are there" quality, what if someone put viewers smack in the middle of a brutal, bloody boxing match? And has no one thought of this before? Ang Lee may be...