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  • Second City's first-rate legacy

    Second City's first-rate legacy
    It was born of University of Chicago nerds at the end of McCarthyism, back when cutting-edge comedy meant jokes about your mother-in-law. It fed on the slow Chicago burn of 1960s counterculture, even though the demons of drugs and alcohol took down more...
  • Screening Room

    Screening Room
    The Jets and the Sharks are getting ready to rumble again, in a new 70-millimeter print of the 1961 Oscar-winning musical "West Side Story," right with Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood, on Friday. The occasion? The UCLA Film & Television Archive's "An...
  • 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'

    'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee'
    Perched uncomfortably between flat whimsy and Lifetime movie crescendos, the coming-of-middle-age comic drama "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" is rough going. Writer-director Rebecca Miller, adapting her own novel about a 50-year-old people-pleasing...
  • DVDs play secret starring role in who wins SAG Awards

     
    Many Oscarologists believe that one of the key reasons "Crash" pulled off an Oscar upset for best picture was because Lionsgate tried a sneaky new ploy: The studio sent DVD screeners to nearly 100,000 SAG members who vote on the guild awards. "Crash"...
  • Is Sandra Bullock an inevitable Oscar champ?

     
    Attention, Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") and Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side"): You don't automatically have the Oscar in the bag just because you won both the Golden Globe and SAG Award. Several lead stars pulled off the same coup and lost at the...
  • 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......