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  • Spring Film: A season of sameness

    It's a new year well, practically (still January) and a new spirit pervades the land. Nowhere is that sense of innovation and imagination, of bold ideas and daring leaps into the further reaches of artistic realms, more in evidence than in Hollywood....
  • New on DVD: Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. star in new DVD releases

    This week's new DVDs feature truth, justice and the British way. "The Judge," Grade B: Director David Dobkin is lucky to have Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. starring in his new trial drama, "The Judge." Their Oscar-caliber performances including...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap: The Battle of Little Minx

    'Downton Abbey' recap: The Battle of Little Minx
    OK, "Downton Abbey," I think it's time we had a talk.  First, let me say congratulations on your win Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. No one can argue that the acting on this show isn't top notch, even when the writing isn't, which, well&...
  • SAG Awards 2015: 'Downton Abbey' wins for ensemble in TV drama series

    SAG Awards 2015: 'Downton Abbey' wins for ensemble in TV drama series
    "Downton Abbey" won the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday for performance by an ensemble in a television drama series.  The PBS period piece beat "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Homeland" (Showtime), "House of Cards" (Netflix) and "Game of Thrones" (HBO)....
  • Defending Justin Bieber?! ... More platinum 'Buttah' for Barbra

    "THE STREETS of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry. Writers hover between a decent poverty and an indecent one; they are expected...
  • Cast proves their fortitude in shooting new Pivot series

    It's not exactly the kind of environment most actors wish for. But a tiny town half way between the northern tip of Norway and the North Pole was where actors like Luke Threadaway, Michael Gambon, Stanley Tucci and Richard Dormer found their teeth...
  • TCM honors Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor

    TCM honors Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor
    Turner Classic Movies does the best job of honoring veteran performers, and the invaluable channel continues the trend this month. TCM will salute Debbie Reynolds, who receives the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award later this month, and Rod...
  • The Wednesday wrap-up: Jennifer Aniston ... strapless gowns ... Jane Fonda ... Natalie Wood

    "SOMETIMES I have trouble catching my breath. Maybe when God breathed life into all of us, he didn't breathe enough into me." That's Natalie Wood, in "This Property is Condemned," uttering a very Tennessee Williams-like line, to Robert Redford. In fact,...
  • Rene Russo -- back on screen, at long last!

    "HOLLYWOOD is a dream factory, and nobody dreams about older women!" So said film director Amy Heckerling. I don't know exactly when Ms. Heckerling made that remark, but recent years have seen something of a reversal. I think about Meryl Streep, Julia...
  • Chita Rivera takes a 'Visit' to Broadway

    "PERSEVERANCE is the foundation of all actions," wrote the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. CHITA RIVERA will give it the old razzle-dazzle when she returns to Broadway in March. The tireless Tony winner will be showcased in a "streamlined" version of Kander...
  • Resolutions for a new year in Central Florida

    Resolutions for a new year in Central Florida
    There's a lot to love about Central Florida. And a lot that should change. In no particular order, here are 15 New Year's resolutions for Central Florida in 2015: 1. Car line civility. I'm not saying we need to emulate the manners of Maggie Smith's...