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  • Donald Richie dies at 88; interpreted Japan for the West

    Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
  • DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray

    DVD review: Kurosawa classic 'Rashomon' brushed up for Blu-ray
    It's not just that Akira Kurosawa's 1950 “Rashomon” brought Japanese film to the west; or that it introduced to us the young, rising Toshiro Mifune; or that its title has become the universal shorthand for the uncertainty of the truth, as seen...
  • What Next for Richard Chamberlain After 'Shogun?'

     
    Feb. 24, 1981: Young persons…. There was once a sensationally popular TV miniseries called “Shogun,” based on James Clavell’s novel set in feudal Japan, that aired in September 1980 and starred Richard Chamberlain, the former...
  • John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis get TCM marathons

     
    TCM starts its Summer Under the Stars festival Wednesday with John Wayne, arguably the biggest movie star of all. Each day in August, starting at 6 a.m., the channel will salute a performer with a 24-hour marathon. What is Wayne's best? I vote “...
  • DVD review: 'Samurai Trilogy' is a cut above predecessor

    DVD review: 'Samurai Trilogy' is a cut above predecessor
    In 1954, Japan's Toho studio made three films that achieved enduring international success. The first was Akira Kurosawa's “Seven Samurai,” which shows up within the top 10 of nearly every international critics' poll. The second was “...
  • Keanu Reeves Joins '47 Ronin'

    Whoa. The next role for "The Day the Earth Stood Still" star Keanu Reeves is noticably more Earthbound. Reeves will play a samurai out to avenge his master's death in Universal's upcoming pic "47 Ronin," according to Variety. The story, based on true...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Forgotten' wraps its season

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 7 - 13 in PDF format This week's TV movies BONES: Russell (Christian Slater, right) investigates remains found in a box in the season finale of "The Forgotten" at......
  • 'Valhalla Rising' is itching for a fight

     
    One of my least pleasant childhood movie memories is of seeing Richard Fleischer's 1958 “The Vikings” on the big screen. The sight of an eagle clawing out Kirk Douglas's left eye was a bit much for my tender 8-year-old sensibilities. (Did it actu...
  • Movie review: "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace"

    3 ½ stars (out of 4) "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace," like many another pop movie phenomena, becomes many things as we watch it: a vast science fiction epic and a huge moving-picture toy catalog. A twisted family saga of mock-Elizabethan...
  • 75 achievements Oscar forgot

    When the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...