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127 Hours (movie)

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  • Unflinching '12 Years a Slave' poses monumental marketing challenge

    From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender. Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story. The new movie depicts the evils of...
  • Robert Redford faces elemental challenge in 'All Is Lost'

     Robert Redford faces elemental challenge in 'All Is Lost'
    Robert Redford was going down with the ship. Yes, the character he plays in writer-director J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," which arrives in theaters Friday, is a lone traveler on the Indian Ocean whose sailboat is taking on water from a gash in its hull....
  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Wish I Was Here'

    After exploring twentysomething Millennial malaise in his 2004 hit "Garden State," Zach Braff shifts his attention to mid-thirties, post-marital anomie in "Wish I Was Here," a cloying compendium of follow-your-dreams platitudes, new-agey spirituality...
  • When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story

    When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story
    It may not be factual, but it's truthful. It's an argument that wouldn't survive in a court of law and would spark derision in a presidential debate. But when it comes to movies, it's vital guidance, especially when so many of 2013's Oscar-...
  • Awards campaign for James Franco is suitably Alien

    Awards campaign for James Franco is suitably Alien
    The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on. So naturally, when...
  • Aron Ralston, '127 Hours' hiker, arrested in domestic violence case

    Aron Ralston, the hiker who survived by severing his own arm after being trapped by a boulder, is expected to appear in a Denver courtroom Monday to face domestic violence charges. Ralston and his girlfriend, both 38, were taken into custody in Denver...
  • Against All Odds: Stories of Survival Pepper Oscar Race

    Writers and directors have never been shy about sending their characters into car crashes, shootouts, hostile Indian territory or bad marriages. Danger is their business. But the kind of peril faced in several of this season's more prominent dramas...
  • FX adds WW II miniseries from Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy

    FX adds WW II miniseries from Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
    Why should HBO have all the World War II miniseries? FX is getting in business with Oscar-winning director-writer-producer team Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson for a 10-part WW II miniseries. The based-on-a-true-story miniseries...
  • An inside-out adventure canyoneering in Utah

    An inside-out adventure canyoneering in Utah
    SPRINGDALE, Utah — There comes a moment when you step backward off a cliff, clinging to a rope the width of your pinkie, and ask yourself, "Why am I doing this?" It's inevitable. Fear of heights (and its close cousin, fear of falling) is as deeply...
  • Stevie Wonder plays Baltimore-made instrument harpejji during 'Dancing with the Stars' appearance

    A little extra bit of Baltimore made its way onto "Dancing with the Stars" last night, thanks to Stevie Wonder. When the Motown recording legend appeared onstage to play a beautiful, pared-down version of his 1969 hit "My Cherie Amour," he accompanied...