| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Writer Ned Vizzini died Thursday at age 32 in New York, the city's medical examiner has confirmed. Vizzini committed suicide.
Vizzini was a successful young adult author who had found a place in Hollywood. He published his first book, "It's Kind of a...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Author and television writer Ned Vizzini, who achieved fame at a young age but also wrote openly about his struggles with depression, took his own life Thursday in Brooklyn, said a spokeswoman for the chief medical examiner of New York. He was 32.
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:03 AM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 *** 1/2
La película Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, recrea la batalla final entre el joven Potter y su archi enemigo Lord Voldemort.
Este octavo y último capítulo llega una década después del...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:36 PM
About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The hypocrisy at the heart of "The Hunger Games" is irresistible. Novelist Suzanne Collins, whose trilogy has been decreed "awesome" by, among others, my 5th grade son, indicts violence and organized brutality as tools of mass-audience manipulation. Yet...
| Apr 18, 2013
Film director Chris Columbus' arms are full. He's carrying a 496-page book, "House of Secrets," which he co-wrote with Ned Vizzini, bestselling young adult author of "It's Kind of a Funny Story."
Columbus, known for directing "Home Alone" and the...
| Jul 21, 2011
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2" may be the most critically admired movie in America but that doesn't mean it will translate into Oscar glory....
| Aug 8, 2011
They answer doors, cook and serve meals, change diapers and raise children for parents who are, supposedly, too busy to bother. They do all this with an air of invisibility, ignored except when they're being snapped at. And through it all, “The...
| Jan 5, 2012
Young adult author Ned Vizzini will co-write "House of Secrets," a three-book fantasy series, with "Harry Potter" director Chris Columbus....
| Jan 15, 2012
Golden Globe Awards 2012: "The Help" table was shaping up as a friendly affair. Jessica Chastain was flipping out: It's her first Golden Globes, she's nominated, and Elton John just walked by. Octavia Spencer was going to win, Chastain announced. And if...
| Feb 17, 2012
The box office hit, "The Help," which looks at the lives of maids and their employees in the early 1960s in the South, won best film Friday evening at the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards....