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Jack Nicholson

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  • 'Hope Springs': Can this marriage be saved? ★★★

    'Hope Springs': Can this marriage be saved? ★★★
    Their kids up and grown, Kay and Arnold Soames, of Omaha, have been married 31 years. Kay, a retail shop worker played by Meryl Streep, has begun to count the hours within those years. Their rut, not uncomfortable but not letting in much light, grows a...
  • Backstage at the Oscars: Affleck, Clooney talk 'Argo'

    Backstage at the Oscars: Affleck, Clooney talk 'Argo'
    Highlights from backstage at the Oscars: The “Argo” trio of Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov took the stage, and Affleck was asked when he felt was tipping point for his movie’s victory. “Michelle Obama,”...
  • Man About Town: A new stage for National Lampoon

    Like to laugh, don't care why or where. Don't care the occasion, formal or otherwise, though the formal ones always — to quote Jack Nicholson — "bring out the devil in me." Like to laugh with people and at people and for people, which is...
  • Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect

    Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect
    Jerry Buss may be gone, but Jerry Buss hasn't gone anywhere. Jerry Buss may have died on Feb. 18 at age 80, but Jerry Buss lives. When watching the Lakers makes you howl, when watching the NBA makes you smile, when watching anything in professional...
  • When jokes go too far

    When jokes go too far
    Oscar hosts are supposed to be irreverent and edgy, otherwise they are instantly accused of boring us silly. So Seth MacFarlane must have been surprised by the rolling backlash from his performance at last week's Academy Awards. In a gathering storm...
  • Difficult Dunn lays most of it on the line

    Difficult Dunn lays most of it on the line
    Stars of "Saturday Night Live," even the complicated ones born and raised in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, don't tend to move back and take up residence in Ukrainian Village. Manhattan usually proves seductive, and then there is the siren...
  • 'Shining' students dissect object of their obsession in 'Room 237' ★★★

    'Shining' students dissect object of their obsession in 'Room 237' ★★★
    We are nothing without our obsessions, and Rodney Ascher's "This American Life"-ish documentary "Room 237" intertwines the obsessive, often risible theories of five very big fans of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Take it one of two ways. One: It's a...
  • Plains-spoken in 'Nebraska' ★★★

    Plains-spoken in 'Nebraska' ★★&#9733
    The small and medium towns in the Midwest and the Great Plains region aren't so different from any other part — rural, urban or in between — of the United States. Half the people don't talk much, while the other half chatter to fill the...
  • Gene Hackman's road trip not taken

    Gene Hackman's road trip not taken
    Let us now praise two actors, one who stars in "Nebraska," one who didn't. Now 77, Bruce Dern deserves every accolade and honor coming his way thanks to "Nebraska," director Alexander Payne's rueful comedy about a fogged-in career alcoholic, living in...
  • June Squibb: From Vandalia to 'Nebraska'

    June Squibb: From Vandalia to 'Nebraska'
    June Squibb, who looks exactly like a June Squibb, is short and stocky, with a round, kind face. That warm exterior, however, distracts from the tougher, Midwestern matter-of-factness that seems to rest just beneath. She does not appear to be the type...
  • Does torture work?

    Does torture work? It is a Bush-era debate that has found Obama-era relevance because of a new movie, "Zero Dark Thirty," in which torture seems to work quite well. The film, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, is being sold as a fact-based accounting of...