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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...
  • Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical

    Emma Thompson, from 'Saving Mr. Banks' to 'Sweeney Todd' musical
    Coming off her acclaimed performance as the ornery P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks," Emma Thompson has brought her considerable comic energy to Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," which is being performed in a semi-staged concert production by...
  • Yale Rep's 'These Paper Bullets' Features New Songs From Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

    Yale Rep's 'These Paper Bullets' Features New Songs From Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong
    In terms of theater development time, "These Paper Bullets," went from notion to motion at warp speed, which suits the kinetic nature of this musical, "modish rip-off" of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing." "It wasn't a normal process like when...
  • 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 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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;...
  • BAFTA to Fete Peter Greenaway with Career Achievement Award

    LONDON -- British helmer Peter Greenaway is to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the British Academy Film Awards at London's Royal Opera House on Sunday. BAFTA's award is presented annually in honor of Michael Balcon....
  • Mace Neufeld: Constant as the stars

     Mace Neufeld: Constant as the stars
    The parrot wasn't talking. "I'm teaching her to say, 'I miss Mace,''' said Mace Neufeld, who at 85 reckons the bird, whose name is Margie, will outlast him. With no words of affection forthcoming, Neufeld, a New Yorker who landed in Beverly Hills back...