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  • British director, 'Jurassic Park' actor Richard Attenborough dead at 90

    British director, 'Jurassic Park' actor Richard Attenborough dead at 90
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Richard Attenborough, who was honored for his helming and production of the 1982 Oscar best picture "Gandhi" but was best known to American audiences for his role in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" and its first sequel as...
  • Robin Williams: A comic actor with classical training

    Robin Williams: A comic actor with classical training
    Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide on Monday at the age of 63, was an actor of prodigious comic gifts both on stage as a stand-up comedian and on-screen as an actor. What many of his fans may not know or remember is that behind his hyper...
  • 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' Heads Back to Broadway

    The 1978 musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" will get its first Broadway revival next year in a new staging directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford (pictured above). Few details have been set for the upcoming production, other than a timeline...
  • Disney Brands Generate Record $40.9 Billion from Licensed Merchandise in 2013

    Merchandise featuring Marvel's superheroes, Disney's princesses, Pixar's toons and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" helped the Mouse House ring up a record $40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013. The sales topped 2012′s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion,...
  • Fate is Often the One to Blame for a Film's Success or Failure

    As the box office numbers roll in this summer, the media is asking the usual rude questions: Who is really responsible for the hits and misses? How big will be the profits and losses? These are valid questions, except for the fact that they only lead...
  • Disney Developing Live Action 'Dumbo' Movie

    Disney is developing a live action "Dumbo," based on the animated classic of 1941. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" scribe Ehren Kruger is writing the script that will build a family tale around the circus elephant who is ridiculed for his enormous ears...
  • Don't quote me on that — unless I said it

     Don't quote me on that — unless I said it
    "You learn to be your best self by sometimes being your worst self." Who said that first? As far as I know, I did, and I said it for the first time Tuesday, the day I decided to run a little experiment in misattribution in the quote-happy land of...
  • Bill Condon to Direct Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Film for Disney (EXCLUSIVE)

    With the recent release of "Maleficent," which grossed more than $170 million worldwide in its opening weekend, Disney is working fast on its next live-action fairy-tale adaptation. Bill Condon is set to direct a live-action version of "Beauty and the...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'Macbeth' Starring Kenneth Branagh

    There's something magnificently depraved about the vision of "Macbeth" evoked by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford for the immense (55,000 sq. ft.) playing field of the Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy may be a cautionary...
  • TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway

    TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway
    "Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...
  • Vital clues to the 'True Detective' phenomenon

    True Detective: The Complete First Season HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98 It's indicative of the respect HBO commands as a cultural force that the channel's original series attracted big-time movie actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to play a...