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  • North Korea, Sony and good taste

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama certainly was right to step in as a defender of freedom of the press in America by criticizing Sony Entertainment's decision to withdraw from theaters its comic movie featuring an assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. After first blaming theater owners who said they were acting out fear for the safety of attendees, Sony tried to recover by saying it would release the film to a limited number of theaters.
  • Remembering Shirley Temple's magical musical moments

    Remembering Shirley Temple's magical musical moments
    Shirley Temple Black, 85, who died Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., sang and danced away Depression-era blues in a series of 1930s heartwarming musicals. Some of the top composers of the day including Richard Whiting, Harry Revel, Mack Gordon and...

    Shirley Temple Black dies: Growing up with Shirley

    News of Shirley Temple Black's death Monday night brought back wonderful memories for me, of my childhood and my early love of Hollywood. Shirley Temple was one of my early obsessions. From the age of 5, I would watch and watch her movies from "Bright...

    Cinecon Classic Film Festival reels in some gems at the Egyptian

     Cinecon Classic Film Festival reels in some gems at the Egyptian
    The Cinecon Classic Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday at the Egyptian Theatre, offers hard-core film buffs a chance to see 35-mm prints of rare and obscure movies. In other words, this is not for the "Gone With the Wind" crowd. Among the...

    Cinestudio's Free Movie Night Features 'The Great Dictator' on Sept. 25

    Cinestudio's Free Movie Night Features 'The Great Dictator' on Sept. 25
    You can watch free movies at home, on your television, all day long (depending what cable package you have, which is not really "free" after all). But head to Trinity College's Cinestudio and watch some classic Chaplin (pictured) with other folks; on...