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  • The Oscars

    The Oscars
         Perhaps the saddest thing you can say about this year's Oscars is that the Red Carpet was more interesting than the actual show.
  • Video/Q&A: 'Smashed' star Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Video/Q&A: 'Smashed' star Mary Elizabeth Winstead
    To bond as married alcoholics for the Sundance hit “Smashed,” co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, appropriately, went out and got drunk. “I don’t know what I really learned about myself from that particular night...

    'Smashed': Drama's watered down in this lesson about the drinking life ★★ 1/2

    'Smashed': Drama's watered down in this lesson about the drinking life ★★ 1/2
    The director's statement issued with “Smashed” reads, in part: "Being drunk can be really fun. It's just all the other things that come with being drunk that can be a downer (wrecking cars, lives, etc.) ... so many films that deal with...

    'Smashed' review: Doesn't (and shouldn't) go down smooth

    'Smashed' review: Doesn't (and shouldn't) go down smooth
    *** (out of four) Before heading into the first grade class she teaches, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) takes a sip from the flask in her car. Then another. Eh, the kids’ll never notice. Actually, they do, because she vomits in the middle of a...

    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...