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  • William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations

    William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations
    William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.  Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
  • 'Barber of Seville' director goes from Broadway to Lyric Opera

    'Barber of Seville' director goes from Broadway to Lyric Opera
    When Lyric Opera unveils its new production of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville") on Saturday night, it will mark the company debut of Rob Ashford, yet another of this season's imports from the legitimate theater, Broadway and...
  • 'Thor: The Dark World' gets Lego movie poster treatment

    'Thor: The Dark World' gets Lego movie poster treatment
    Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.   The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for...
  • L.A. Opera's James Conlon takes on Verdi, Britten and a health scare

    L.A. Opera's James Conlon takes on Verdi, Britten and a health scare
    James Conlon had an increasingly perplexed expression on his face as he looked through a messy pile of books and manuscripts at his office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The conductor was searching for an essay he had written on composer Benjamin...
  • Keira Knightley sounds off on feminism and women in Hollywood

    Keira Knightley sounds off on feminism and women in Hollywood
    Keira Knightley may be married, but she's still sounding the feminist horn for women in Hollywood. The English actress covers Harper's Bazaar UK's February issue and opened up about the male-dominated field she works in. The 28-year-old said she...
  • Tom Hiddleston returns to Shakespeare after playing a superhero

    Tom Hiddleston returns to Shakespeare after playing a superhero
    Tom Hiddleston is currently starring on the London stage in Shakespeare’s political tragedy “Coriolanus,” and reviews of the production, which opened Dec. 17, have been glowing. Critics have praised Hiddleston's performance -- the...
  • Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for Branagh affair

    Helena Bonham Carter's affair with Kenneth Branagh was apparently the source of his split with actress Emma Thompson, but Thompson now says she's forgiven her former rival.  The 54-year-old British actress spoke about the affair for the first time -- 20...
  • Seven lessons from 'Thor: The Dark World's' box-office success

    The numbers were thrown around soon after “Thor: The Dark World” premiered: fourth-best opening of the year, ninth-best November opening ever, etc. On one level, the $86.1 million for the Chris Hemsworth thunderousness isn’t exactly...
  • ‘Thor: The Dark World’: Tom Hiddleston disguised in Asgard, on stage

     
    Tom Hiddleston had just spent six weeks living inside the melancholy mind-set of a vampire for a new Jim Jarmusch […]...
  • How 'Saving Mr. Banks' Helped Rescue Emma Thompson

    On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the tableread with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
  • ‘Thor: The Dark World’: Anthony Hopkins on Marvel, Hiddleston, Odin

     
    As Odin, venerable actor Anthony Hopkins plays the father to two obstinate sons and the whole of the Nine Realms […]...