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NEW YORK — What with "Ghost,""Lysistrata Jones" and other wearying disappointments, the 2012-13 Broadway season hardly will go down as a banner year for new American musicals. Indeed, should the best-musical Tony Award go, at Sunday night's...
Pop2itPaul Thomas Anderson's Scientology-inspired awards contender grossed $242,127 from five theaters for a remarkable $48,425 per-screen average; "Resident Evil: Retribution" was No.1 with $8.4 million....
The rarefied world of classical music is the setting and the intimate "perfect square" of a string quartet the crucible for "A Late Quartet," a melodrama of love, lust, betrayal and Beethoven. It's a quiet film of tempestuous but predictable situations...
If your boyfriend's birthday is coming up and you're low on cash, you can always write him a starring role in a play. That's what Vanessa Claire Smith did for French Stewart in 2010, surprising him with a script about his idol, Buster Keaton. Two...
Thanksgiving was fast approaching, and the holiday blockbusters were about to start. But I still hadn't seen any of the big fall movies. How was I ever going to catch up? If I failed to make up the deficit, I wouldn't be able to outguess Roger Ebert in...
Last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opened with a gamble: a little-known French film with no box-office stars that was not only shot in black-and-white, but came with another layer of anachronistic provocation. It was a silent...
Liz Smith"OK, HERE's what I learned from Tom Cruise. You have a day, a bad day. The dog gets off its leash, the wife is on your back and won't stop calling, you've lost your keys, the dry cleaner has lost your best suit, you're stressed to the max, your pulse is...
Tags: Alec Baldwin, Entertainment, Bill Hader, Liz Smith, Jerry Lewis
In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...
Liz Smith"YOU HAD me several years ago when I was still quite naive. You said we made such a pretty pair and that you would never leave/But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me." Those of a certain age certainly recognize the lyrics from...
VarietyMOSCOW -- German distributor Senator has added Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" to its distribution slate. The Weinstein Company production stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams in the 1950s-set story of a troubled WWII veteran...
Danny Strong to write 'Hunger Games' finale: Emmy-winning 'Game Change' scribe tapped to pen 'Mockingjay'VarietyFresh off winning two Emmys for writing and co-exec producing HBO's "Game Change," Danny Strong has been tapped to write the two-part "Hunger Games" finale "Mockingjay" for Lionsgate, sources tell Variety. Studio had no comment. First pic is skedded for...
Tags: Sam Claflin , Donald Sutherland, David O. Russell, Dan Brown , Toby Jones
Welcome to season two of New Girl! The perfect way to start off the season: A bathroom encounter between Nick and Jess. (I mean after the way he opened the door during the season finale to sultrily say "Hey," we all know something will inevitably...
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