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  • The virtues of setting and shooting a film in Connecticut

    The virtues of setting and shooting a film in Connecticut
    A number of high-profile dramas have been shot and set amongst the immaculately manicured lawns and well-preserved historical homes of the Connecticut suburbs, among them Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, the movie Kate Winslet should have won the Oscar...
  • Hollywood legend Dick Zanuck: a princeling who earned his stripes

    Hollywood legend Dick Zanuck: a princeling who earned his stripes
    When Dick Zanuck and I had lunch last month, it would’ve been impossible to imagine that the veteran producer would be gone six weeks later. Zanuck, who was 77 when he died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, looked at least a decade younger and...
  • '10,000 Hours' book a hit with Hollywood

    '10,000 Hours' book a hit with Hollywood
    Why is everyone in Hollywood talking about 10,000 hours? That's the amount of time that author Malcolm Gladwell says it takes for a talented person to master a cognitively complex skill -- like becoming a world-class pianist or an Olympic athlete -- in...
  • Academy nominations don't give Kate Winslet a double chance

    Academy nominations don't give Kate Winslet a double chance
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has forced the cruelest result upon Kate Winslet, nominating her for best actress for her indelible performance as a onetime concentration camp guard in "The Reader" but skipping over her other acclaimed...
  • Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' strikes right notes

    Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' strikes right notes
    — Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has always yearned to burst into song. The 1964 novel features a healthy serving of Oompa-Loompa verse ditties, and both of its film adaptations boast numbers by notable songwriters: Anthony...
  • Michael Shannon's 'Revolutionary Road'

    Michael Shannon's 'Revolutionary Road'
    Michael Shannon is a big, imposing guy (whose head may weigh a whopping 15 pounds if one is to believe Internet biographies) who has played a lot of intense, imposing characters in such films as "Bug," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "Shotgun...
  • 'Dark Knight' swoops into DGA nominations

    'Dark Knight' swoops into DGA nominations
    "The Dark Knight" continues to soar this award season. Christopher Nolan, the director of the critical and commercial success, was nominated Thursday for the 61st annual Directors Guild of America award. It's the first time a director of a superhero...
  • Golden Globes nominations unveiled

    Golden Globes nominations unveiled
    "Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story. At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...
  • And the Golden Globe winner is...

    And the Golden Globe winner is...
    It was a night for underdogs. "Slumdog Millionaire" continued its Cinderella ways at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards tonight, winning four statuettes: dramatic film, director for Danny Boyle, original score for A.R. Rahman and screenplay for Simon...
  • The academy does Kate Winslet no favors

    The academy does Kate Winslet no favors
    Now that the Oscar nominations are out, let us tear ourselves away from that wacky Benjamin Button and consider instead the Curious Case of Kate Winslet, who cannot seem to catch a break. Certainly, she is one of the finest actors of her generation. Over...
  • Golden Globes: They're Here!

     
    Da boys did good at da Globes... The Golden Globes - Hollywood's silliest awards - seemed to me kind of un-silly in the TV categories, but a coupla exceptions. Check 'em out below... Observations? The obvious ones. "30 Rock"......
  • Dick Durock, 'Swamp Thing' actor, dies at 72

     
    I got a note from Mike Petrucelli at the South Bend Tribune in Indiana about the paper's obituary for an actor who gained relatively little fame despite playing a DC Comics character in two films and close to six dozen......