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  • 'Alien' once again bursts onto the big screen, at the Charles

    'Alien' once again bursts onto the big screen, at the Charles
    When Walter Hill was flipping through the first 40 pages of the science fiction/horror script that became "Alien," he considered it turgid, a snooze. "I thought it was just terrible," said Hill, who co-wrote and co-produced the movie with his partner,...
  • 'Rango'

    'Rango'
    All sorts of Old West conventions and cliches get sent up in this often clever animated parody that reteams Johnny Depp - as the voice of the title character - with Gore Verbinski, his director on the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies....
  • The Avengers

    The Avengers
    What do you get when you take the director (Joss Whedon) best known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer – and you give him $220 million to make a movie? Oh, and he’s seen Transformers, because there’s a lot of stuff that looks like it was taken...
  • Dublin noir with an L.A. connection

    Dublin noir with an L.A. connection
    These days, Ireland sometimes seems to export writers the way it once did priests. Not least among them is a fine group of first-water crime novelists, including the redoubtable John Banville writing under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. Declan Hughes also...
  • Bless this 'Big Love' mess

    Bless this 'Big Love' mess
    HBO's Emmy-free and too long under-appreciated “Big Love” came out of its yearlong, writers-strike-created hiatus like the buffed-up guy tired of eating sand. But instead of going for fireballs and kidnappings (OK, there were a few of those,...
  • 'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood

    'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood
    1. Visualize Harry Dean Stanton. Head north out of Detroit on I-75 past 8 Mile Road and you get to Bloomfield Hills, the wealthy suburb where Elmore Leonard lives. Although he was born in New Orleans in 1925, the 83-year-old novelist grew up middle-class...
  • 'Warren Oates: A Wild Life' by Susan Compo

    'Warren Oates: A Wild Life' by Susan Compo
    Many a great film director is tethered artistically to a trusted actor: John Ford had the Duke, Fellini had Mastroianni and Scorsese had De Niro. For Sam Peckinpah, the volatile maverick who reinvented the western as a hyperviolent, nihilistic...
  • 'X Films' by Alex Cox

    'X Films' by Alex Cox
    ATRUE "radical" filmmaker is not satisfied to merely bloviate from the red carpet or screening room. One must turn art into action. Alex Cox is ready with a personal manifesto: He calls feature filmmaking a dying art form in the Digital Age, has open...
  • More to 'Big Love': Co-creator Will Scheffer talks Season 4

     
    Can't wait for the “Big Love” premiere Sunday? Check out this extended Q&A with co-creator and executive producer Will Scheffer as he dishes on the HBO extended-family drama’s new season, including casting Sissy Spacek, why Teenie was repl...
  • 'Big Love': New beginnings

     
    Welcome to Season 4, “Big Love” fans! At long last, HBO's extended family drama is back: Let’s all make like Lura and pop open a contraband can of Coors to celebrate! And this episode, titled “Free At Last,” sure was......
  • More to 'Big Love': Q&A with star Bill Paxton

     
    It’s not easy being married to three women. Just ask Bill Paxton. The veteran film actor (“Aliens,” “Twister,” “A Simple Plan”) has spent four seasons as polygamist patriarch Bill Henrickson on HBO's critically...