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Michael Phillips

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  • Gutsy film director killed in Libya

     
    The New York Times reports: Tim Hetherington, the conflict photographer who was a director and producer of the film “Restrepo,” was killed in the besieged city of Misurata on Wednesday, and three photographers working beside him were wounded....
  • Shock Theater to screen horror movies monthly

     
    Amazing news, classic horror flick lovers: The Wicker Park Arts Center will start hosting monthly creepy old movie nights, starting June 3. From Chicagoist: If there's one thing we know we love, it's classic horror movies being projected in a dark room...
  • Engine28.com, NEA fellows plan to cover L.A. theater scene like a house afire

     
    USC's Annenberg journalism school and the National Endowment for the Arts' Arts Journalism Insitute will launch engine28.com journalism project to cover Theatre Communications Group confererence, RADAR L.A. festival and other L.A. theater happenings....
  • Pixar shocker: Critics give 'Cars 2' a big thumbs down

     
    The Wall Street Journal's headline says it all: " 'Cars 2' Is a Dollar-Driven Edsel." OMG! Pixar's amazing critical winning streak is over. And in a big way. Until now, Pixar had released 11 movies, none of which had ever......
  • 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 1' lacks bite for many critics

     
    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1": Just as the "Twilight" series of books and films split fans into two camps (Team Edward and Team Jacob, for the uninitiated) the latest film, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1" is...
  • 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' is cool and crafted, critics say

     
    "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" has captivated audiences twice already in recent years and introduced an iconic heroine in hacker Lisbeth Salander. Now David Fincher's new English-language version has the challenge of bringing Salander to life while...
  • 'Act of Valor' offers steely action, wooden acting, critics say

     
    "Act of Valor": The new action movie "Act of Valor," about an elite squad of commandos trying to foil a deadly terrorist plot, brings a novel addition to the genre: real Navy SEALs. Movie critics have found the film's action impressive, but not its...
  • 'The Lorax': not quite what the doctor ordered, critics say

     
    "The Lorax': The new animated take on "The Lorax" is receiving mixed reviews, one in a line of film adaptations of Dr. Seuss books that have failed to thrill movie critics....
  • Hollywood flop sweat: What caused the latest box-office duds?

     
    Box office flops: Is there something in common about the recent string of duds or have all these guys been drinking from the same poisoned well?...
  • 'Hunger Games': Jennifer Lawrence reaps praise from critics

     
    "The Hunger Games": The central figure in "The Hunger Games" is Katniss Everdeen, a brave and reluctant competitor in a dystopian televised death match. Katniss, as played by Jennifer Lawrence, is also the focus of many of the film's reviews, and most...
  • 'American Reunion': Critics not nostalgic for reheated 'Pie'

     
    "American Reunion": Thirteen years after the bawdy high-school comedy "American Pie," nearly the whole gang has gotten back together to relive the good old days in the sequel "American Reunion." For most movie critics, though, this reunion is safe to...