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  • '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...
  • October 5 - Author Mike Thomas

    October 5 - Author Mike Thomas
    Second City Unscripted To purchase a copy of the book: The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous Comedy Theater In The Second City Unscripted, a Who's Who of the legendary comedy camp's alumni-including Alan Arkin,...
  • Movie review: Sunshine Cleaning -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Sunshine Cleaning -- 4 out of 5 stars
    In high school, Rose Lorkowski wasn't just a cheerleader, she was head cheerleader. A redheaded looker, she dated the captain of the football team. But "cheerleading," she observes in a moment of sad self-awareness, is "not as marketable as you think."...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Fish Tank' leads BIFA noms | 'Up in the Air' no more: Vera Farmiga supporting | Keira Knightley is new 'Fair Lady'

     
    • "Fish Tank" leads at the 12th annual British Independent Film Awards with eight bids including a best picture nod. For that top prize, the film -- set to be released stateside in January -- faces off against "Moon," which has seven noms in all, as...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Details of Oscars telecast emerge | Taylor Swift and Rihanna dish Grammys

     
    • Sandy Cohen dishes the Oscarcast with first-time producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman."The two men say they're a well-matched team. Mechanic is 'the true film historian and the insane fan,' Shankman says, 'and I'm a little bit more of the P.T....
  • Shrewd DVD strategies reap rewards with Oscar nominations

     
    So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars: No singing, lots of dancing | Oscars nominee luncheon reports | James Cameron: 'Failure is an option'

     
    • For Dave Karger, the decision to drop performances of the best song nominees from the Oscars is a mixed blessing: "Even though I’m a fan of front-runner 'The Weary Kind,' T-Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham’s theme from 'Crazy Heart,' I can’t say...
  • 'Precious' sweeps Indie Spirit Awards ... Oscars next? (Hey, where was 'The Hurt Locker'?)

     
    With winners like best actor Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") and Mo'Nique ("Precious"), the Independent Spirit Awards looked a lot like the Oscars. But that's not unusual. When Oscar front-runners compete at the Indie Spirits, they usually win. Recent...
  • Movie Review: City Island

     
    City Island is a light “family” romance that goes about as far as its novel location — an island neighborhood tucked in the middle of New York City — and a good cast can carry it. It's about a big Italian-American family, the...
  • 'Little Miss Sunshine' musical to premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in February

     
    That quirky clan from "Little Miss Sunshine" is heading to the stage. The La Jolla Playhouse has announced it will present the world premiere of William Finn and James Lapine's musical based on the 2006 Oscar-winning film about the down-on-its-luck......
  • 'The Rocketeer' flies again with archival hardcover from IDW Publishing

     
    The late, great Dave Stevens drew comic book characters that rocketed right off the page. I was reminded of that when I got a look at a very special new book from IDW Publishing that has just gone on sale......