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  • From the Vaults: 'Pride and Prejudice' (1940)

     
    How can you possibly go wrong with Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy? The sad truth is that you can. Mr. Darcy isn't hard to get right, in my opinion -- all he has to do is be terribly rude -- but most adaptations of "Pride and Prejudice" balk at having the...
  • Branagh, Williams in “My Week with Marilyn?”

     
    Sir Laurence Olivier once made a movie with Marilyn Monroe. Things didn't go swimmingly, according to those on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, which Olivier also directed. But an employee of Olivier's wrote a book about My Week With Marilyn,...
  • Thursday's Highlights

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 12 – 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here SERIES The Big Bang Theory: This hit comedy moves to its......
  • TV tonight: ‘The Apprentice’ embraces hard times; ‘Big Bang Theory’ marathon; ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ repeats season finale

     
    Do viewers want their reality shows embracing too much reality? We'll learn tonight when “The Apprentice” returns to NBC and enlists contestants who have suffered through the Great Recession. Donald Trump says it makes for a more exciting...
  • Quiz: Who directed themselves to an Oscar win for acting?

     
    Only two stars directed the films that earned them Academy Awards for acting. One was Laurence Olivier ("Hamlet, 1948). Who was the other? To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link below. ANSWER: Roberto Benigni, "Life Is Beautiful" (best...
  • Edward Woodward dies at 79; British actor starred in 'The Equalizer,' 'Breaker Morant'

    Edward Woodward dies at 79; British actor starred in 'The Equalizer,' 'Breaker Morant'
    Edward Woodward, the British actor who starred in the 1980s detective TV series "The Equalizer" and the movies "Breaker Morant" and "The Wicker Man," has died. He was 79. Woodward, who had suffered from pneumonia and other illnesses, died Monday in a...
  • "Guys and Dolls" Actress Jean Simmons Dies at 80

    "Guys and Dolls" Actress Jean Simmons Dies at 80
    LOS ANGELES --Jean Simmons, whose ethereal screen presence and starring roles with Hollywood's top actors made her a mid-century film icon, has died at age 80. The actress, who sang with Marlon Brando in "Guys and Dolls;" costarred with Gregory Peck,...
  • Rous named Virginia Symphony conductor

    Benjamin Rous has been selected as the new associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony. His first assignment here will be conducting the symphony's free outdoor pre-season concerts in August-September. As associate conductor, he'll be responsible for...
  • 'Clash of the Titans'

    It's doubtful that records are kept about this sort of thing, but consider the possibility that "Clash of the Titans" is the first film to be made worse by being in 3-D. Not that this remake of the creaky 1981 original, best remembered for a slumming...
  • Actress Lynn Redgrave Dies of Breast Cancer, She was 67

    Actress Lynn Redgrave Dies of Breast Cancer, She was 67
    NEW YORK -- Actress Lynn Redgrave has died after a seven-year battle with breast cancer, according to her family. She was 67. Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in...
  • The 14th Annual Os-Caro Academy Awards Quiz

    Grab a pen and your thinking cap as movie reporter Mark Caro tests your Academy Awards smarts 1. The Academy Awards ceremony has been delayed three times. Which one of the following did not cause a postponement? A. The attempted assassination of...