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  • 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...
  • 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;...
  • Cate Blanchett to Recieve Women in Film's Crystal Award

    The past few months have been a whirlwind for Cate Blanchett, who closed out award season with an Oscar, Golden Globe, a SAG Award and a BAFTA all for her lead actress performance in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." On June 11, Amy Adams will present her...
  • Richard Attenborough, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Gandhi,' Dies at 90

    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 park creator John Hammond,...
  • '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 short 'Frozen Fever' coming in spring 2015, with new song

    Disney short 'Frozen Fever' coming in spring 2015, with new song
    A new cold front is approaching in the form of "Frozen Fever," a Disney animated short that will reunite the characters and creators of the blockbuster musical film "Frozen." Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and set for release in spring 2015,...