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Hal Holbrook

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  • 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...
  • Virginia: Follow Lincoln (and 'Lincoln') in Richmond, Petersburg

    RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond. They were...
  • Hal Holbrook To Be Honored At Mark Twain House In Hartford

    Hal Holbrook To Be Honored At Mark Twain House In Hartford
    Hal Holbrook, the Tony, Emmy Award winning (and Oscar-nominated) actor will be in Hartford later this month when the Mark Twain House & Museum dedicates its Great Hall at its museum center in honor of the actor who has spent more than 60 years playing the...
  • The cult of LINCOLN

    The cult of LINCOLN
    In a city where you can cruise down Lincoln Avenue for a bite at the Lincoln Restaurant (paying the check with currency featuring a picture of you know who), then go shopping in Lincoln Park before meeting a friend in Lincoln Square, it's impossible for...
  • 'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★

    'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★
    "Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
  • Review: Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' a towering achievement

    Hollywood's most successful director turns on a dime and delivers his most restrained, interior film. A celebrated playwright shines an illuminating light on no more than a sliver of a great man's life. A brilliant actor surpasses even himself and makes...
  • Film review: This Abe is hard to top

    Film review: This Abe is hard to top
    The trailers and TV ads for "Lincoln" — with their wall-to-wall music, stately proclamations and reverent tone — suggest an unrestrained Steven Spielberg, fully indulging his worst tendencies. They won't win any truth-in-advertising awards...
  • Kathleen Turner: The Go-To Gal When You Need A Powerful Dame

    Kathleen Turner: The Go-To Gal When You Need A Powerful Dame
    Need someone to play a potty-mouthed, ex-alcoholic nun? An abusive, alcoholic wife of a college professor? A washed-up, alcoholic writer? Call Kathleen Turner, an actress who has made a career of hard-edged, in-your-face, booze-soaked roles. Now add...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Nov. 25, 2012

    Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Nov. 25, 2012
    now playing "Flight" (R). An airline pilot makes a heroic landing, but 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 Velazquez, Peter...