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  • Kenneth Turan's noir-ish DVD picks: Darkness begins with a D

    Kenneth Turan's noir-ish DVD picks: Darkness begins with a D
    Film noir is, by definition, a dark genre, and there is a trio of new DVDs that, by bleak coincidence, all begin with the letter D.
  • Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' 'Caged' captivate

    Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Riot in Cell Block 11,' 'Caged' captivate
    Prison movies, at one time a staple of Hollywood production, are not much in favor these days, so it is fortunate that DVDs of some of the old classics are newly available. Top pick would be "Riot in Cell Block 11," released with the usual flood of...

    Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'

    Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...

    Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence

    Remembering actress Eleanor Parker, who portrayed opera great Marjorie Lawrence
    Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker, who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 91. ...

    Alexis Wilkinson's path to Harvard Lampoon president's chair

    Alexis Wilkinson's path to Harvard Lampoon president's chair
    A few years ago in the New Yorker, Tina Fey, in an essay about her time as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” broke down the show's writing staff into two fundamental groups: “Harvard Boys and Improv People.” The latter (which...