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Alan Arkin

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  • Playing the Oscar game

     Playing the Oscar game
    It's time to play one of our favorite yearly games at Times Community News: Can You Outguess the Features Editor? And no, that's not a rhetorical question. You probably can. Last year, incurable Oscar junkie that I am, I challenged readers to beat my...
  • Oscars nominations 2013: Academy Award trivia to boost your savvy

      The 85th Academy Award nominations certainly managed a few surprises Thursday morning --no nominations for directors Ben Affleck ("Argo") or Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), lots of Oscar warmth for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Michael...
  • 'Stand Up Guys' review: The old man and the Cialis

    'Stand Up Guys' review: The old man and the Cialis
    *1/2 (out of four) After “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Quartet,” I'm glad to see a film about people in their grayer years take place somewhere other than a hotel in which the folks putter around and giggle about sex....
  • 'Stand Up Guys' a criminal waste of Walken, Pacino, Arkin ★

    'Stand Up Guys' a criminal waste of Walken, Pacino, Arkin ★
    A writer must eat, which is why most playwrights eventually try their hands at screenwriting. "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, comes from the stage-trained Noah Haidle, whose story premise sounds like a sure (if...
  • Wiseguys Walken and Pacino on how it might end

    Wiseguys Walken and Pacino on how it might end
    At times it felt like an exit interview — the ultimate exit interview. The details are still so surreal that when I tell people who was there, the words sound as though someone else had dreamed them: Al Pacino walked into the room. Then...
  • Ticket sales to slow as Americans stay home for Super Bowl

    Cold-blooded linebackers will knock down “Warm Bodies” at the box office this weekend, as the Super Bowl is expected to be a much bigger draw than the new zombie movie. Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the slowest of the year at the...
  • Teen girls give zombie romance 'Warm Bodies' a healthy box office

    While most Americans will camp out in front of their televisions with seven-layer dip watching the Super Bowl this afternoon, a relative handful of teen girls is likely to head to the multiplex instead. Young female moviegoers pushed "Warm Bodies"...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know

    Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know
    The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
  • RedEye's 2013 Oscar predictions

    RedEye's 2013 Oscar predictions
    For context about predictions of major entertainment events, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes” correctly predicted the result of this year’s Super Bowl. NFL experts did not. Likewise, making Oscar predictions can be a bit ridiculous, as...
  • Backstage at the Oscars: Affleck, Clooney talk 'Argo'

    Backstage at the Oscars: Affleck, Clooney talk 'Argo'
    Highlights from backstage at the Oscars: The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory. “Michelle Obama,”...