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Hal Holbrook

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  • 'Promised Land': Fracking tale barely touches surface ★★

    'Promised Land': Fracking tale barely touches surface ★★
    For a fellow who's just been promoted to vice president of land management by his multibillion-dollar natural gas company, the character played by Matt Damon in "Promised Land" is awfully wussy. He turns into a puddle whenever he's bested by the...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Dec. 30, 2012

    now playing "Django Unchained" (R). A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:15, 3:45, 7:20, 10:50 p.m.) "The...
  • On Theater: Another 'Lincoln,' closer to home

    On Theater: Another 'Lincoln,' closer to home
    I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens. This one is...
  • Val Kilmer taking his offbeat Mark Twain show on the road

    Val Kilmer taking his offbeat Mark Twain show on the road
    Although it seems like Hal Holbrook has owned the role of Mark Twain for decades, another actor has staked a theatrical claim to the white-haired novelist and wit. Val Kilmer has been working on "Citizen Twain," a solo play in which he plays the writer,...
  • 'Lincoln'

    Daniel Day-Lewis won virtually every award for best actor -- including his third Oscar -- for his remarkable portrayal of the title president in director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner's superb 2012 drama. The focus is on the end of...
  • 'Promised Land'

    'Promised Land'
    Much as he had Ben Affleck as a colleague in both writing and acting in the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon has a similar peer in John Krasinski ("The Office") in this drama about fracking, the effort to find and market natural gas from...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Dec. 2, 2012

    now playing "Flight" (R). An airline pilot makes a heroic landing, but in the aftermath faces a level of scrutiny he didn't expect. With Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie, Nadine...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Dec. 9, 2012

    now playing "End of Watch" (R). Police partners form a close bond, and also share a challenging life on the street. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña. TownMall Cinemas (7:00 p.m.) "Killing Them Softly" (R). A mob enforcer goes after a pair of low-...
  • Making his mark as Twain

    Making his mark as Twain
    Although Mark Twain's literary voice has implanted itself in the American consciousness, there's no known recording of him speaking. Nevertheless, the "Huckleberry Finn" author came on the phone Monday afternoon to rave about his upcoming gig in Laguna...
  • 'Rectify' TV review: Tense, beautiful 'Rectify' rewards patience

    'Rectify' TV review: Tense, beautiful 'Rectify' rewards patience
    In the second hour of Sundance Channel's incredibly absorbing new series "Rectify," Daniel Holden takes off his shoes and socks in the outfield of a baseball diamond. He revels at the feel of grass between his toes and the sun on his face, two...
  • 'Rectify' to get second season on Sundance

    'Rectify' to get second season on Sundance
    Sundance Channel's first original series, "Rectify," has received glowing reviews for its short season of just six episodes. So it's good news for fans that the legal drama has been renewed for a longer, 10-episode second season. "Rectify" stars Aden...