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Academy Awards

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  • Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas

    Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas
    No studio wanted to make it. And once he had spent $9 million of his own money to produce it, no one stepped up to distribute the thing. Passion project, albatross, conversation starter? Just don't let Kevin Costner hear you call his new film...
  • A teacher, a student and an acclaimed documentary

    Five years ago, Alan Hicks set out to make a documentary about Clark Terry, the jazz musician whose 70-year career influenced generations of musicians dating back to Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. It wasn't until about a year into the project that...
  • 'The Circle' a richly absorbing docudrama about Swiss gay couple

    'The Circle' a richly absorbing docudrama about Swiss gay couple
    "The Circle," Switzerland's official foreign-language film submission for the Academy Awards, is a richly absorbing historical docudrama revolving around Ernst Ostertag and Robi Rapp, who in 2003 became the first same-sex couple to enjoy legal recognition...
  • 'Into the Woods' goes darkly beyond happy ever after

    Wishes are granted, dreams cometrue and Cinderella is rescued by her prince, but it is not allhappily ever after in "Into the Woods," the film adaptation ofthe Tony-winning Broadway musical that puts a modern spin onfairly tales. Director Rob Marshall...
  • 'SNL' slams North Korea, Sony

    Fear is the enemy of satire, a point all too well illustrated this weekend by “Saturday Night Live.” The NBC series started promisingly by having Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) slam North Korea and Sony for giving evil organizations a bad name over...
  • Dr. Evil Returns on 'SNL' to Talk Sony and North Korea

    "SNL" veteran Mike Myers returned to the show on Saturday as Dr. Evil to mock North Korea's cyber war with Sony Pictures. The Austin Powers nemesis, appearing in the show's opening sketch, ripped everyone from the hackers ("There's already a GOP and...
  • Specialty Film Market Woes Make Oscars a Rough Game

    The number of prestige pics produced by the majors has declined. Traditional adult audiences flock to cable. Ancillary revenue streams remain uncertain. All of which means that the always-challenging Oscar film market is more challenging than ever....
  • Ed Sheeran 'felt like a hobbit in the elven kingdom' at VS Fashion Show

    Ed Sheeran 'felt like a hobbit in the elven kingdom' at VS Fashion Show
    Ed Sheeran felt a bit out of place at the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" last week. Like, Middle-earth out of place. The "Don't" crooner joined musical guests Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Hozier at the lingerie giant's annual panty procession in...
  • Oscars: Paula Pell writes for Neil Patrick Harris

    Oscars: Paula Pell writes for Neil Patrick Harris
    Paula Pell, the "Saturday Night Live" writer who grew up in Central Florida, is on the team supplying material for the Oscars and host Neil Patrick Harris. Harris will lead the special material writing team with head writer Dave Boone, who won Emmys for...
  • Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person

    Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person
    Kirk Douglas may be one of the biggest actors of his era, with starring roles in 1960's "Spartacus," 1949's "Champion" and 1951's "Ace in the Hole." But on a recent crisp morning, he was having a grand time simply reciting his poetry by heart for an...
  • The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately

    The 'Boyhood' awards season campaign comes of age, delicately
    — Hanging on the wall of IFC Films' President Jonathan Sehring's office is a huge banner showing a tableau at a county fair. The cloth creation is a tribute to the executive's childhood in small-town Ohio, where such gatherings were common....