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  • Film review: John le Carre's 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is hard to follow

    Film review: John le Carre's 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is hard to follow
    Many people consider the 1979 miniseries made from John le Carre's “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” to be the best adaptation of his work. Alec Guinness' George Smiley in that version (and later reprised in a second miniseries) has been...
  • Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan

    Book review: 'Nicholas Ray' by Patrick McGilligan
    Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...
  • On Location: Royal family didn't roll out the red carpet for 'The King's Speech'

     
    “The King’s Speech” is poised to be crowned with several Oscars on Sunday, Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. But, the small, independent movie, which has been both a critical and commercial hit with more than $200 million in...
  • This week: Nancy Grace on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Dracula on TCM, Casey Anthony on E!

     
    Nancy Grace stumbled as her dance ended last week on “Dancing With the Stars.” That misstep followed the wardrobe problem and the flatulence episode. What could be coming our way this week? The HLN host does keep the show off balance, which...
  • 'Tinker Tailor' takes on Cold War espionage with political distance

     
    Tomas Alfredson directed "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," the first adaptation of the John le Carré book since the 1979 TV mini-series starring Sir Alec Guinness. The new movie stars Gary Oldman as iconic spy character George Smiley....
  • Stephen King on TV, from 'Salem's Lot' to 'Bag of Bones'

     
    On Sunday, the two-part miniseries “Bag of Bones” premieres on A&E, the latest in a very long line of efforts to bring Stephen King’s unique vision to TV. Mick Garris, the director and King's most established TV collaborator, discusses...
  • John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis get TCM marathons

     
    TCM starts its Summer Under the Stars festival Wednesday with John Wayne, arguably the biggest movie star of all. Each day in August, starting at 6 a.m., the channel will salute a performer with a 24-hour marathon. What is Wayne's best? I vote “...
  • Holiday TV religious programming 2012

     
    From the Pope's Christmas Day message to an airing of the memorable 1977 Jesus of Nazareth miniseries, here is some of the religious programming airing over the next few weeks, throughout the holiday season. All times Eastern. Check back for updates and...
  • 10 things you might not know about marriage

    10 things you might not know about marriage
    Reputed heterosexual Rodney Dangerfield once said: "My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met." Now homosexuals are gaining the same chance at misery or bliss. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Vermont this month and is scheduled to begin in...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival to return in 2011 [Updated]

     
    Turner Classic Movies will host its second Classic Film Festival next year, and it will again feature well-known films and numerous celebrities. The four-day festival, April 28 through May 1, will be held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Mann Chinese 6......