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Brian De Palma

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  • Pacifying his love of movie violence

    I was flipping channels a few weeks ago when I came across something that always freezes my fingers on the remote. It was "Scarface," Brian De Palma's tale of cocaine kingpin Tony Montana, and, lucky me, I was just in time for the climactic shootout....
  • Film review: Brad Bird adds wit to 'Mission: Impossible'

    Film review: Brad Bird adds wit to 'Mission: Impossible'
    “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” gallops into theaters almost exactly on schedule — its predecessors came out in 1996, 2000 and 2006 — and (more importantly) just in time to rescue Tom Cruise's flagging box-office...
  • George Kuchar dies at 69; influential underground filmmaker

    George Kuchar dies at 69; influential underground filmmaker
    George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of. With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies....
  • Actor puertorriqueño se le mide a la aventura

    Aunque el nombre de Luis Guzmán no resulta muy conocido para muchos, lo cierto es que el actor boricua ha estado escalando posiciones en la escena de Hollywood durante los últimos 30 años. Durante mucho tiempo Guzmán fue contratado para hacer papeles...
  • Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent

    Sue Mengers dies at 79; top talent agent
    Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. For two decades, Mengers was one of...
  • Deirdre Capone softens a notorious icon

    Deirdre Capone softens a notorious icon
    What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
  • 'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★

    'Gangster Squad' a fusillade of bullets and cliches ★★
    A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
  • Movie gangsters so bad they're good

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good
    One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
  • Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped

    Critic's Notebook: Movie violence must not be stopped
    I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
  • Universal wants a new ‘Scarface’

     
    The original was a 1930s gangster tale that had hints of Al Capone's rise and eventual fall. It had its Italian/Sicilian touches. Paul Muni and George Raft were in it. The 1980s Brian DePalma remake was about the rise and fall of a Latin emigre druglord....
  • Sue Mengers, powerhouse Hollywood agent, dies at 79

     
    Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of......