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  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68
    Marvin Hamlisch, the composer of "A Chorus Line" and a prolific Broadway and Hollywood figure known for his accessible, toe-tapping melodies, thick glasses, love of silky strings and ebullient if nerdy personality, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age...
  • Acclaimed Scottish writer Iain Banks has terminal cancer

    Novelist Iain Banks released a personal statement on his website Wednesday morning. "I am officially Very Poorly," it begins. Banks goes on to say that he has been diagnosed with late stage gallbladder cancer and writes that "it is extremely unlikely" he'...
  • Steven Soderbergh's 12-hour John Barth adaptation, via James Greer

    Steven Soderbergh's 12-hour John Barth adaptation, via James Greer
    Steven Soderbergh plans to direct a 12-hour adaptation of John Barth's 1960 novel "The Sot-Weed Factor." The book is a 768-page epic -- a satirical epic -- set on a Maryland tobacco farm in the 18th century. “I was going to do it as a movie, but I...
  • Haruki Murakami to make rare speaking appearance -- in Japan

    Haruki Murakami tends to stay out of the public eye. The author of the novels "1Q84," "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle," the memoir "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running," and a dozen other books has not made a public appearance in his home country,...
  • Melissa McCarthy leads 'Identity Thief' to biggest opening of 2013

    Melissa McCarthy stole the show at the box office this weekend, proving she has the star power to attract moviegoers to theaters even during a blizzard. "Identity Thief," her comedy co-starring Jason Bateman, easily ran away with the weekend's No. 1...
  • VOD Spotlight: “Magic Mike” a slice of Channing Tatum’s life

     
    Sometimes casting a role in a film can be easy. In the case of Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, Channing Tatum was a natural choice for the lead role — it was in part due to his experience as a stripper that the film was made in the first...
  • 'Magic Mike'

    'Magic Mike'
    It could be deemed the gender flip side of "Showgirls," but director Steven Soderbergh's effective drama about male strippers has more going for it ... particularly its basis in the actual experiences of star Channing Tatum. Here, he plays mentor to...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68: Sudden, brief illness halted busy life

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68: Sudden, brief illness halted busy life
    Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and film composer who created the memorable songs for "A Chorus Line," has died at 68. The composer died on Monday in Los Angeles after collapsing from a brief illness, his family said in a statement. One of the most...
  • 'Breaking Bad' recap: Episode 5, 'Dead Freight'

    'Breaking Bad' recap: Episode 5, 'Dead Freight'
    "Breaking Bad" could have mined the familiar territory of rapidly deteriorating relationships all the way to the finish line, but that would have felt too easy and lopsided. Last week, after Skyler channeled Virginia Woolf and made a slow walk into a...
  • High hopes, low notes for film world's NC-17 rating

    In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...