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  • 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' shoots self in foot

    If Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" accomplishes nothing else, it proves beyond doubt the adage that dying is easy — as promised in the title — it's comedy that's hard. Deadly jokes certainly dog this latest bit of...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'Macbeth' Starring Kenneth Branagh

    There's something magnificently depraved about the vision of "Macbeth" evoked by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford for the immense (55,000 sq. ft.) playing field of the Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy may be a cautionary...
  • Tony Awards 2014: A few rays of sunshine in a mostly cloudy Broadway season

    The Tony Awards will be handed out Sunday, and the safe money is on "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" for best musical and "All the Way" for best play. But nothing is guaranteed in a Broadway season as patchy as this one. There's a fair chance that...
  • L.A. needs a museum honoring L.A.

    L.A. needs a museum honoring L.A.
    How often do I have to say this? At least once more, it seems. The city of Los Angeles needs a Museum of the City of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti has just announced his "Great Streets Initiative" — in Paris, they’d promote them as...
  • AMPAS And Dubai Fest Partner To Hold 'Arab Cinema Classics' Screening Series In L.A.

    After recently forging ties, the Dubai International Film Festival and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are co-presenting a two-day "Arab Cinema Classics" screening series at the Bing Theatre in Los Angeles this month. Lebanese director...
  • Jim Gianopulos, Tracy Spiridakos Among Presenters at L.A. Greek Film Fest

    Twentieth Century Fox topper Jim Gianopulos and actress Tracy Spiridakos ("Revolution") have been added as Orpheus Awards presenters at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival's closing night gala on Sunday, June 8. This year's Orpheus honorees include...
  • 'Burning Bush' Debuting Day-And-Date Theatrically, on Fandor (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Burning Bush," a drama set against the backdrop of the Prague Spring and subsequent Soviet crackdown, will debut on streaming platforms on the same day it opens theatrically. The picture bows on June 11, 2014 and will play at New York City's Film Forum,...
  • Angelina Jolie is wickedly good in the not-quite-classic 'Maleficent'

    In re-imagining the infamous evil queen who curses an innocent girl, "Maleficent" is very much a cautionary tale for modern times. It essentially begs the question — are you sure it was the shrew that needed taming? It stars a wickedly good...
  • Chicago's fundraising for Beard Foundation Awards gets first $800,000

    Chicago's fundraising for Beard Foundation Awards gets first $800,000
    Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, from New York to Chicago in 2015. In an...
  • Golden Trailer Awards to honor the best of the brief

    Golden Trailer Awards to honor the best of the brief
    "In a world … where trailers ruled the imagination … only one could be king." So might begin a trailer for the Golden Trailer Awards, the annual ceremony honoring cinema's best previews for coming attractions. This year's show, which...
  • Melissa McCarthy 'disappointed' by shopping, talks clothing line

    Melissa McCarthy 'disappointed' by shopping, talks clothing line
    Melissa McCarthy isn't accepting the fashion status quo, so she started her own clothing line with dressmaker and collaborator Daniella Pearl in 2011. The Oscar-nominated "Bridesmaids" star, who has been vocal about her inability to find gowns for her...