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  • Matthew McConaughey on 'Dallas Buyers Club': 'Damn Right This Is a Great Time in My Career'

    It may not be to most actors' tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays. "For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!" the actor says. Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to...
  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers? Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
  • Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced

    Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced
    Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
  • CT's African-American History Explored In New Book

    CT's African-American History Explored In New Book
    The history of slavery in Connecticut is a tragic one. The story of African Americans in Connecticut has included living with bias, cruelty and disregard; despicable treatment balanced by hope, perseverance and tenacity. These experiences are told...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
  • Once Hollywood's Best Kept Secret, Chiwetel Ejiofor Is Now a Name to Remember

    Chiwetel Ejiofor has finally arrived. And the proof comes when he doesn't -- at least not immediately. He is now 15 minutes late for his breakfast interview. The owner of the Beverly Hills cafe is anxiously awaiting the appearance of the actor, whose...
  • Films Lure Oscar With Slick Looks, Sharp Design

    In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...
  • Best children's books to give as gifts

    Does the world really need another book about Papa Bears and their Baby Bears? If the book is the outrageously charming French import "The Bear's Song" by Benjamin Chaud, the answer is a resounding yes. -------------------- This piece first ran...
  • Steven Spielberg Honored by National Archives

    Steven Spielberg was in Washington on Tuesday evening as the National Archives as the org's foundation honored him with its Records of Achievement Award, in part for "Lincoln" and other historical films. David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States,...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • '12 Years a Slave' se perfila para el Oscar

    '12 Years a Slave' se perfila para el Oscar
    Aunque las nominaciones al Oscar no se conocerán hasta el 16 de enero, desde ya 12 Years a Slave se perfila como la película con mayores posibilidades de seducir a La Academia. Este favoritismo viene alimentado por la presencia de Chiwetel Ejiofor y...