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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Dr. Evil takes over 'SNL' to talk Sony and North Korea

    Dr. Evil takes over 'SNL' to talk Sony and North Korea
    "SNL" veteranMike 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 they'...
  • ‘The Hobbit': Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens on ‘Five Armies’ ending

     
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” filmmakers Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh are bidding Middle-earth goodbye […]...
  • Police officer shoots woman in leg in Hollywood

    Police officer shoots woman in leg in Hollywood
    A police officer shot a woman in the leg early Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman and pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said. Diamond Vargas, 47, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon...
  • Oscar race: Oprah Winfrey's to win?

    Oscar race: Oprah Winfrey's to win?
    The race for the Academy Awards took a major turn Christmas Day. Up to that point, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" were the likely front-runners for best picture, based on critics' prizes and nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...