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  • NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!' raises stakes with flashier set, bolder cast

    In a soundstage on a particularly desolate patch of Long Island, Allison Williams is dangling in the dark from a 25-foot harness. The "Girls" star floats stealthily above a brightly lighted bedroom where a make-believe family belts out the "Peter Pan"...
  • Pa. Playhouse relives heyday of radio

    Pa. Playhouse relives heyday of radio
    Travel back to Christmas Eve 1946 when radio was king. Pennsylvania Playhouse has been transformed into a 1940s-style radio station for "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," based on the beloved 1946 film produced and directed by Frank Capra....
  • Oscar race shapes up for best director, cinematography nominees

    Since the film academy began handing out the best director Oscar in 1929, you can count the number of women who have been nominated on one hand — Lina Wertmüller for "Seven Beauties" (1976), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993), Sofia Coppola for...
  • Ann McFeatters: A holiday wish list for our friends in Washington

    WASHINGTON 'Tis the season for catalogues. Tons of them. And although our politicians have not been kind and considerate to us this past year, here are some gift suggestions for some of them. For Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., the Senate's most passionate...
  • Idina Menzel concert tickets for Orlando show on sale Friday

    Good news for the throngs of "Frozen" fans in Central Florida: Idina Menzel, singer of the hit Disney film's ubiquitous "Let it Go," will give a concert in Orlando. Tickets for the July 25 concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts go on...
  • 'Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird buys in Los Feliz

    'Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird buys in Los Feliz
    Brad Bird, director and producer of the upcoming Disney adventure film “Tomorrowland,” and his wife, Elizabeth, have purchased a home in Los Feliz for $4.05 million. The seller of the pedigreed residence designed by architect John William...
  • 'Wild' takes Reese Witherspoon into raw, bracing new territory

    "Wild" opens high atop the Pacific Crest Trail, where at first all the eye can see is the sweeping beauty of a rugged land, unmarred and untamed. The scene is breathtaking, serene, until it is broken by pain and pierced by a scream. The pain comes...
  • 'Foxcatcher' director Bennett Miller examines real life

    In three intense dramas, Bennett Miller has examined real life with pinpoint accuracy. In 2005 he made "Capote," examining the moral costs of Truman Capote's bestselling factual novel "In Cold Blood" in ways darker than the original classic. The film...
  • DVD Review: Winning Capra classic gets Criterion treatment

    DVD Review: Winning Capra classic gets Criterion treatment
    Thanks to the popularity of “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “It's a Wonderful Life,” few viewers remember that filmmaker Frank Capra arose from what was then a “minor” studio,...
  • 'Boyhood' wins best film of 2014 honor from N.Y. Film Critics Circle

    "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's acclaimed coming-of-age drama shot over a 12-year period, was named best film of 2014 on Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle. "Boyhood" also won awards for director Linklater and supporting actress for Patricia...
  • No more nightcrawling here for Jake Gyllenhaal

    No more nightcrawling here for Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal, who stars in the recently released thriller "Nightcrawler," has parted with his gated compound in Hollywood Hills for $3,262,500. The single-story home, built in 1948, sits on nearly two acres with expanses of lawn, mature trees, a...