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  • Mark Sarvas' "Harry, Revised"

    ere it not for the fact that Mark Sarvas' "Harry, Revised" is being promoted as a debut novel by the author of a highly regarded literary blog (The Elegant Variation), the uninformed reader of this work might be forgiven for assuming he had stumbled...
  • Go ahead - 'Get Smart' and skip this flop

    Go ahead -  'Get Smart' and skip this flop
    Surely after the Speed Racer fiasco, Warner Brothers was ready to say "sayonara" to lame 1960s TV adaptations. But plainly there wasn't time for the studio to, ahem, Get Smart about that. Thus, we're treated to a big-budget, big stars, big explosions...
  • Movie Review: 'Get Smart'

    Missed it by that much. Actually, the new version of "Get Smart" misses by a fair-size margin. It's too bad. It's just trying to give us a good time at the retroplex. Even if you're 14 and you've never heard Irving Szathmary's classic deedley-deedley-...
  • 'Sunshine Cleaning'

    'Sunshine Cleaning'
    Amy Adams ( "Julie & Julia") and Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") make an engaging duo as sisters who take up a very specialized profession in director Christine Jeffs' seriocomic tale. Their business is to clean up crime scenes, and the literally...
  • The Second City's first show

    The Second City's first show
    They were still tacking down the hall carpet when the doors opened on this evening for the first performance at The Second City. It all seemed so new and so tentative, even when the audience started applauding the fresh, smart comedy of the cabaret. As...
  • Indecision reigns on Oscar circuit

    Indecision reigns on Oscar circuit
    Uncertainty is in the air as the race of all races heats up to the boiling point. Candidates are not leaving anything to chance, some still running frantically from one public forum to another, trying to reach voters with that personal touch, even as the...
  • Not just the Coens: Directing teams past and present

    Not just the Coens: Directing teams past and present
    Joel and Ethan Coen just made Academy Award history with their tandem nomination for best director for "No Country for Old Men." The siblings are the first brother directing team to be nominated in that category. And if they win, they will become the...
  • 'Atonement' wins top British film award

    'Atonement' wins top British film award
    The sweeping World War II romance "Atonement" won Britain's top film honors on Sunday. The movie, which won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film and is nominated for seven Oscars, went into the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall vying for 14...
  • Spirits pull up a chair for Bardem

    Spirits pull up a chair for Bardem
    "No Country for Old Men" Oscar nominee Javier Bardem was named honorary chair today of the 2008 Spirit Awards, which will be held Feb. 23 on the beach in Santa Monica. A Spirit Award winner in 2001 for "Before Night Falls," the 38-year-old Spanish...
  • Oscar aligns the stars

    Academy Awards officials announced a slew of presenters and performers booked to appear on the annual Oscar telecast. Show producer Gil Cates and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis revealed the lineup at a press conference at...
  • Backstage at the Oscars

    Backstage at the Oscars
    SURE, Jon Stewart was funny, the musical numbers entertaining and the anniversary film clips were a fun ride through Oscars past. But that's just the stuff you were meant to see. Backstage is a ride of another sort entirely -- one not necessarily meant...