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  • Aced the screen test

    Aced the screen test
    WHEN a hit play is made into a film, the cast is invariably switched out for more famous film counterparts. Thus Mary Louise Parker is traded for Gwyneth Paltrow ("Proof") or Meg Ryan ("Prelude to a Kiss"), Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham for Michelle...
  • 'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune'

    'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune'
    The first sounds we hear at the beginning of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" are the dulcet patterns of Glenn Gould playing Bach and the raucous moans of a couple reaching orgasm. That dichotomy between the graceful and the gritty suffuses...
  • Albert Wolsky's 'Revolutionary' style

    Albert Wolsky's 'Revolutionary' style
    "Revolutionary Road" is not an easy film to watch, with its brutal dissection of suburban malaise and bitterness. Directed by Sam Mendes, who knows the rocky emotional territory ("American Beauty"), "Road" stars his wife, Kate Winslet, and Leonardo...
  • Movie Review: Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys -- 2 stars out of 5

    With his best cast ever, topped by Oscar winner Kathy Bates and the great Alfre Woodard, and his most cinematically polished production to date, Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys shows grand advances in the filmmaking education of playwright-turned-...
  • Mare Winningham, deep in the heart of Tennessee

    Mare Winningham, deep in the heart of Tennessee
    "MAYBE I shouldn't say this, but so often during the last 30 years, you're trying to make something better than it is," actress Mare Winningham confides. "You're trying to find richness where there isn't any. You're trying to find complexity where there...
  • Hilary Swank Finds Love at Last

    WHILE Hilary Swank was making the inspirational drama "Freedom Writers" with writer-director Richard LaGravenese, he told her that for her next film, "I want you to do something lighter and funny and girlie. You are such a girl, and you are so funny." ¶...
  • Jennifer Hudson Joins Tyler Perry's 'Family'

    Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is in negotiations to lead the cast of "Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys" for Lionsgate. Guess who's writing, directing, producing and starring in "Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys"? That's right. None other than...
  • Oscar's seasonal switch

    Oscar's seasonal switch
    In The Season of surprise, it turns out Oscar had a few of his own. As press and publicists gathered for this morning's Oscar nomination announcement by Academy president Sid Ganis and Kathy Bates (a last-minute substitute for a scheduled but unannounced...
  • Movie Review: 'Bonneville'

    My, my, aren't we getting old? In "Bonneville," one-time "King Kong" girl toy Jessica Lange plays the widow of a recently deceased 80-year-old. Of course, she's a couple of decades younger than husband Joe was. In fact, that's sort of the point of the...
  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Star on Worst Nude Scenes List

    Mr. Skin may have applauded Marisa Tomei's topless turn in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," but the film also yielded one of the least appealing shows of skin thanks to the untoned buttocks of a costar. Papermag's Cinemaniac, aka Dennis Dermody,...
  • 'Looking Glass Wars' takes Alice to a very different Wonderland

     
    The rabbit hole is getting crowded again. It’s been 144 years since Lewis Carroll introduced the world to an inquisitive girl named Alice, but her surreal adventures still resonate – Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” arrives in theaters in...