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Los Angeles Times Television Critic"Arrested Development" (Netflix, Sunday, then anytime). The 15-episode, seven-years-belated fourth season of what was formerly a Fox comedy and now belongs to the Internet is not being offered in advance for critical review, so you know as much as I do....
In my recent review of the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra," I was so busy deconstructing the big flap over casting as an ironic example of image trumping reality that I proceeded to perpetuate the same crime. No film is created by a director and his or...
Contra Costa TimesWALNUT CREEK, Calif. If you're going to make a movie that invites viewers into the outrageous world of flamboyant showman Liberace, you had better be ready to amp up the glamour and bring the bling. With HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," director Steven...
Tags: Matt Damon, AIDS, Lady Gaga, Jerry Weintraub, Walnuts
Staff writerCould the best movie of the summer be on television? Here's an early preview of what I've written for Sunday's paper about "Behind the Candelabra." You've been hearing about the film, and it's one movie that deserves the buzz. HBO's Liberace movie...
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VarietyDuring his lifetime, Liberace sued (and won) when publications hinted at his homosexuality. In "Behind the Candelabra," former lover Scott Thorson gets the final word, serving as the basis of a film that gleefully thrusts itself into those aspects of...
Tags: HIV, Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Surgery, Movies
NEW YORK — When the news broke in 1987 that Liberace, the famously flamboyant pianist, was dead at age 67 with what his manager had claimed was anemia brought on by a watermelon diet but was, in fact, AIDS, it made front-page headlines around the...
Side Effects Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns don't really try to reinvent the psychological thriller with their film. Structurally, it's a...
Michael Douglas’s faaaaabulous portrayal of Liberace won’t be eligible for an Oscar, since the droll Steven Soderbergh-directed biopic “Behind the Candelabra” debuts Sunday on HBO before playing theatrically (and talk about...
HBO's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" has generated so much buzz thanks to its subject matter (the tormented relationship between the pianist and his much younger lover, Scott Thorson) and its well-known leading men (Michael Douglas and Matt...
Aiming to be the next "Twilight," director Richard LaGravenese's ("P.S. I Love You") take on the best-seller by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl doesn't quite get there, but it still has striking visuals and a very strong supporting cast. Alice Englert...
Tags: Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Movies
Behind the Candelabra: Steven Soderbergh, Michael Douglas and Matt Damon on the year’s most talked-about telefilmChannel Guide MagazineDepending on how you look at it, the genesis for Behind the Candelabra, HBO’s extravagant and surprisingly emotional Liberace biopic, happened nearly 14 years ago — or more than 40. The film’s director, Steven Soderbergh, 50, says he...
OPENING FRIDAY Snitch Starring Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt and Barry Pepper, "Snitch" is a fast-paced action thriller. Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at...
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