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  • ‘My Week With Marilyn’: Jen Lindley forever

     
    I always preferred Jen to Joey. “Hmm,” I observed as I watched “Dawson's Creek” like the angsty 90′s teen I was. “The blonde girl's way more interesting a character than the brunette who's always scowling and whining.&#...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • 'Thor' review: Hammer goes thud

    'Thor' review: Hammer goes thud
    ** (out of four) Forget being grounded; when a god insults his parents, he’s banished from his twinkly space kingdom. That renders rebellious hothead Thor (Chris Hemsworth) powerless among the mortals on Earth, who are well-represented by an...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Rita Wilson

    The Sunday Conversation: Rita Wilson
    Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks co-chair one of L.A.'s quirkier show business traditions: the Shakespeare Center's annual fundraiser, "Simply Shakespeare." Now in its 21st year, the benefit, a celeb-studded reading of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," comes to...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 8, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Amelia Saltsman: The author of "The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes and Stories from the Market and Farm" will demonstrate recipes from her cookbook. Book signing...
  • Reel Critics: Power of 'Thor' effects will strike audience

    Kenneth Branagh comes from a Shakespearean background in acting. He is now the unlikely director of "Thor," a big-budget superhero movie. To his credit, he successfully blends his classical training with the more mundane demands of a comic book action...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Comics genius Stan Lee

    Patt Morrison Asks: Comics genius Stan Lee
    My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...
  • Oscar nominations a blast from the past

    Oscar nominations a blast from the past
    John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...
  • Reel Critics: Scorsese scores with magical 'Hugo'

    The phrase "family film" has never appeared in the same sentence with Martin Scorsese. But the R-rated master has made a spectacular PG-rated movie full of wonder and imagination. "Hugo" offers equal parts nostalgia, fantasy and mystery with Charles...
  • 'My Week With Marilyn'

    'My Week With Marilyn'
    Michelle Williams has come a long way from TV's "Dawson's Creek," as she proves with her accomplished portrayal of Marilyn Monroe - which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination - in this Simon Curtis-directed tale of screen icon Monroe...
  • Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees

    Oscars 2012: All eyes on Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen and, yes, nominees
    Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...