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  • Review: 'The Hollow Crown' on PBS a princely Shakespearean treasure

     Review: 'The Hollow Crown' on PBS a princely Shakespearean treasure
    "The Hollow Crown," which begins Friday on PBS under the venerable standard of its "Great Performances," comprises four Shakespeare plays, often called the Henriad as there is a King Henry (Henry IV, then Henry V) in each of them. It's too much to say...
  • Are older directors still making vital movies?

    Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
  • Marion Cotillard Set to Topline 'Macbeth' Opposite Michael Fassbender

    French star Marion Cotillard, who won an Oscar for her performance in Edith-Piaf biopic "La Vie en Rose," is set to take the leading role in Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth." She replaces Natalie Portman who was announced for the part at Cannes. Cotillard...
  • Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' finds its pop-culture moment

    Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' finds its pop-culture moment
    The play is more than 400 years old and we all know how it ends, but suddenly William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is back in vogue. The Scottish tragedy is enticing a number of actors ranging from young to the far side of middle age to play the murderous...
  • DreamWorks, Fox Bring 'Shrek The Musical' to the Livingroom

    Stage and touring events may be a big and growing side business for studios, but DreamWorks Animation is looking to generate even more coin from its theatrical biz, with "Shrek The Musical" set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 15. The release is...
  • 'Amelie' to Be Adapted for Broadway

    Following in the footsteps of movies-turned-musicals such as "Kinky Boots" and "Billy Elliot," an adaptation of the 2001 French film "Amelie" is aimed at Broadway. Dan Messe of the Brooklyn-based indie band Hem has been tapped to compose, and he made the...
  • 'Star Wars' Deal Marks Latest Coup for the U.K.

    While Hollywood continues to feel withdrawal pains from the production exodus, the U.K. is thriving, thanks to a mix of tax incentives and high-quality crews. Pinewood Shepperton and Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden have been working full bore during the...
  • Lily James picked to star in 'Cinderella'

    Lily James, who plays Lady Rose MacClare in "Downton Abbey," will take the lead role once rumored for Emma Watson in "Cinderella," the Walt Disney Co., announced Tuesday. The 24-year-old English actress, whose film credits include "Wrath of the Titans"...
  • Kenneth Branagh's 'The Magic Flute' to screen stateside

    Kenneth Branagh's 'The Magic Flute' to screen stateside
    After a trip to Amsterdam in the summer of 2008, Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed brought back a curious souvenir: a three-disc Dutch edition of Kenneth Branagh's "The Magic Flute,” which he’d spotted in a remote record-store window....
  • Best-Selling Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66

    Best-selling author Tom Clancy, whose political thrillers spawned films such as ""The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," died in a Baltimore hospital on Tuesday. He was 66. The author expanded his reach into films adapted from many of his novels,...
  • With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

    With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
    The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It’s a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it’s also a time when  more...