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  • Santa Anita barkeep recalls when sport of kings drew Hollywood greats

    Santa Anita barkeep recalls when sport of kings drew Hollywood greats
    Nostalgia ain't what it used to be. Just ask Santa Anita barkeep Frank Panza, a link to the days when horse racing was about the only game in town, before the Dodgers came along, then the Lakers, then the edge-of-nowhere casinos the youngsters seem to...
  • Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90; Democratic insider was RFK aide, led NPR

    Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and...
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

    A Canadian surfer finds himself in the deadliest closeout of his life -- on dry land -- in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," which imagines that downfall of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (played by Benicio Del Toro) as seen through the eyes of a naive...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Equalizer'

    Denzel Washington balances the scales of justice -- and challenges Liam Neeson for a slice of the middle-aged action-hero pie -- in "The Equalizer," an ultraviolent update of the 1985-89 CBS drama series that featured Edward Woodward as a former...
  • Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' drives New Yorkers wild

    "IT'S LIKE a big Italian wedding here tonight!" That's what actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio exclaimed at the premiere of Clint Eastwood's screen version of Broadway's "Jersey Boys." Indeed, inside the Paris Theater there was a more than the...
  • Actress Jean Kent, Who Starred Alongside Marilyn Monroe, Dies

    LONDON -- Jean Kent, one of the biggest British film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 92. Kent was injured in a fall at her home in Suffolk, England, on Thursday, and died in hospital in Bury St. Edmunds on Friday. She rose to fame...
  • Film Review: 'Noah'

    Having made movies about obsessive characters looking for God -- or something like Him -- in the numerology of the Kabbalah ("Pi"), at the end of a heroin needle ("Requiem for a Dream"), and in the outer reaches of the galaxy ("The Fountain"), surely it...
  • From network to network, it's Chicago all over

    With the new TV season upon us, let's step back and look at the new shows based out of Chicago (an unprecedented six TV series are here this fall), plus shows filming elsewhere that feature Chicago actors. First, what's shooting in town: NBC The...
  • Have no fear: Unknown but irresistible films from Britain, France

    Have no fear: Unknown but irresistible films from Britain, France
    Though one of the pleasures of DVDs is the appearance in home format of films you know you love, it also can be exciting to come across films that sound as fascinating as they are unfamiliar. Two multi-disc packages fit that format this week. First is...
  • Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick redux at LACMA

    With the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition set to close on June 30, the museum's film department is revisiting several key movies in the maverick filmmaker's oeuvre. Each of the director's films in the series...
  • The 1954 classic '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' screens July 28

    The 1954 classic '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' screens July 28
    The American Cinematheque and the Art Directors Guild Film Society will honor famed production designer Harper Goff with a screening of the classic 1954 Walt Disney adventure "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" on July 28 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood....