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  • Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making

     Kurt Vonnegut documentary is 30-plus years in the making
    For years, Bob Weide referred to Kurt Vonnegut as "the old man." The old man was 60 when they met, which was not long after Weide, who was barely out of college, typed him a letter that said, in essence: "You don't know me, but my name's Bob Weide....
  • Leonard Nimoy dies at 83; 'Star Trek's' transcendent alien Mr. Spock

    Leonard Nimoy dies at 83; 'Star Trek's' transcendent alien Mr. Spock
    When Leonard Nimoy was approached about acting in a new TV series called "Star Trek," he was, like any good Vulcan contemplating a risky mission in a chaotic universe, dispassionate. "I really didn't give it a lot of thought," he later recalled. "The...
  • Weekend preview: Coffee walk, beer talk

    Weekend preview: Coffee walk, beer talk
    This is a great weekend for a walk, because no matter what the weather, it's not snowing. So when the FAT Village Art Walk rolls around on Saturday night, we’ll widen its sphere of influence with a stroll over to Argyle Coffee Roasters, which has...
  • 'Lazarus Effect' dead on arrival

    First-time feature director David Gelb tries to create lively scares out of the bringing-back-the-dead film genre with "The Lazarus Effect." The best he gets are a few nervous twitches. His feature has little more substance than a cable sci-fi movie that...
  • Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

    Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research,...
  • TV review: 'Last Man' a standout among new sitcoms

    'LAST MAN ON EARTH' When: 9 and 9:30 p.m. Eastern, Sunday, Fox It's hard to imagine Fox's funny, entertaining and pretty original "Last Man on Earth" becoming a hit, but the same could have at one time been said about "The Lego Movie" and the screen...
  • Movie review: 'Focus' is a blurry mess

    Sometimes, reviewing a movie is like trying to grab on to a goldfish in a bowl. It just keeps slipping away, and you can't get your hands around it, and you begin to wonder why on Earth you were trying to capture this goldfish anyway. In the case of the...
  • Will Smith taking new direction with career

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. The failure of "After Earth" taught Will Smith a valuable lesson: One bad summer movie doesn't mean the end of a career. Before "After Earth," Smith was king of the summer movie blockbusters with mega hits in "Wild Wild West,"...
  • 'Focus' filmmakers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa go for the unexpected

     'Focus' filmmakers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa go for the unexpected
    Movies don't have to be an either/or proposition. They can be both smart and fun, a pleasure without guilt and self-aware without being snobby. The writing and directing team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa specialize in something all too rare in...
  • From 'Pulp Fiction' to Oscar meme, Travolta's highs and lows

    Since strutting onto the big screen in "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta has had a career marked by dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme. Travolta's latest step back into the spotlight at Sunday's Academy Awards was uneasy. He'...
  • Richard Lewis, Kevin Pollak playing benefit for comedy landmark

    Richard Lewis, Kevin Pollak playing benefit for comedy landmark
    To raise money for a comedy mecca, Jack Godfrey has recruited Kevin Pollak and Richard Lewis for a fundraiser Friday, Feb. 27, in Fort Lauderdale. The Catskill Mountains, about 100 miles north of New York, were a getaway for Easterners where Milton...