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  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam

    As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture. See how you do. Challenge your friends. And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
  • Oscars 2015: Marion Cotillard a surprise in lead actress category

    Oscars 2015: Marion Cotillard a surprise in lead actress category
    “Life has very unexpected moments,” said a groggy and a bit stunned Marion Cotillard from an L.A. hotel room early Thursday, when she learned she was one of the five Oscar nominees for lead actress. The Academy Awards nominations for that...
  • Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors

    Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors
    A number of recent movies — including some of this year's top awards contenders — revive a decades-old debate about the type of director who shapes the most memorable films. In his famed 1962 essay, "Notes on the Auteur Theory," Andrew...
  • Unseen at the cinema — my Oscar score of zero

    Unseen at the cinema — my Oscar score of zero
    And the award for fewest Oscar-nominated pictures seen by an American citizen goes to ... Aw, shucks. Me? Not that I'm bragging. This does not make me proud. Honestly, I feel a little sheepish that my Oscar score, which is always low, has fallen...
  • 'Walking Dead,' Oscars, Grammys and Super Bowl top TV's most-tweeted list

    'Walking Dead,' Oscars, Grammys and Super Bowl top TV's most-tweeted list
    Here's another 2014 victory for "The Walking Dead": The AMC drama ranks as TV's most-tweeted series by a wide margin. According to stats released Monday by Nielsen, the zombie saga this year generated an average of 576,000 tweets per episode (with the...
  • Filmmakers see a bigger message in Russia's 'Leviathan'

    The Russian film "Leviathan" is the story of a man fighting to save his home, his livelihood, his family, his dignity and his life, building a sweep and scope that is at once personal and epic. Its dense combination of inspirations may include the...
  • Grammy winners headline festival

    Three Grammy-award winning singers will headline the 18th annual Mount Dora Music Festival in February. Country star Suzy Bogguss, who also is an acoustic guitarist, will kick off the four-day event on Feb. 19. The 57-year-old songwriter is a versatile...
  • The Alewives: Our annual awards for arts futility

    The Alewives: Our annual awards for arts futility
    The hubbub over hack-attacked Sony's release of "The Interview" was too big, too serious, too far-reaching to qualify for the Alewife Awards. Since 1996 these prizes, named after the stinky fish that used to wash up regularly on Chicago's beaches, have...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: 'American Sniper' comes out of hiding

    Oscar nominations 2015: 'American Sniper' comes out of hiding
    Did "American Sniper" just upend the Oscar race? Until Thursday, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" have dominated the awards season, and the two films pulled in a total of 15 Oscar nominations for the 87th Academy Awards. But it was "American Sniper" that...
  • Laika to auction puppets from ‘Coraline,’ ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman’

     
    Fans of “Coraline,” “The Boxtrolls” and “ParaNorman” have the chance to own a little piece of the acclaimed animated films. […]...
  • Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood

    Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood
    With her soulful eyes, luminous beauty and an emotional intensity that melted hearts, Luise Rainer was well on her way to becoming a queen of Hollywood after only a handful of movies in the 1930s. Her wrenching performance in "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936)...