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  • A turn, a snap, a fall: Signatures of the stars

    A turn, a snap, a fall: Signatures of the stars
    Jack Nicholson called them "Dernsies." At least, he did when referring to Bruce Dern, the "Nebraska" star who appeared in the 1971 film "Drive, He Said," which Nicholson directed. So what are "Dernsies"? "It's not something I set out to do and not...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Best picture race is an Oscar tale of suspense

    Academy Awards 2014: Best picture race is an Oscar tale of suspense
    The last time Oscar voters surprised with a best picture winner came eight years ago when Jack Nicholson opened the evening's final envelope, arched those famous eyebrows and announced "Crash." He then mouthed the word "Whoa!" Most years, Hollywood...
  • Miller: Not much to be disappointed about on Oscar Sunday

    Miller: Not much to be disappointed about on Oscar Sunday
    Twenty years ago, film critic Danny Peary released a wonderful book called "Alternate Oscars," which compared his own choices for Best Picture, Actor and Actress to the Academy's for every year from 1928 to 1991. Not surprisingly, he agreed with Best...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Wild Canaries'

    Classic mystery conventions have provided fertile creative ground for any number of young American filmmakers in recent years, as evidenced by Rian Johnson's "Brick," Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather" and now Lawrence Michael Levine's "Wild Canaries."...
  • Oops! Jennifer Lawrence falls again, this time on Oscar red carpet

    Oops! Jennifer Lawrence falls again, this time on Oscar red carpet
    Jennifer Lawrence has taken another tumble at the Oscars, but this time it wasn't during the telecast. Last year, Lawrence's spill going up the stairs to accept her lead actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" (and an adorable run-in with Jack...
  • Bob Thomas Dies: Longtime Hollywood Journalist Covered Oscars, RFK Shooting

    Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP's bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, died...
  • Movies that never got made

    Movies that never got made
    Make no small plans. Said Alejandro Jodorowsky. Probably. Certainly, at some point, in the mid-1970s, while the Chilean filmmaker was trying to get his gargantuan Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel "Dune" off the ground,...
  • What's on your 'check-it' list?

     
    The term "bucket list" gained currency in 2008 with the release (at the very end of 2007) of a movie by that name in which Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. played terminally ill men out to check items off a......
  • Put 'make a check-it list' on your bucket list

     
    Wednesday's print column The term "bucket list" gained currency six years ago with the release of a movie by that name. Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson starred as terminally ill men out to check items off an aspirational list of......