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  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations

     Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations
    As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this. Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' a first draft of history ★★★★

    'Zero Dark Thirty' a first draft of history ★★★★
    To consider what director Kathryn Bigelow has accomplished in "Zero Dark Thirty," imagine the events depicted by the story if they'd been given the "Argo" treatment. Not to take anything away from that rousing true (-ish) story of hostages freed and...
  • Q&A: 'Pain and Gain' star Anthony Mackie

    Q&A: 'Pain and Gain' star Anthony Mackie
    If you played a bodybuilder whose steroid use caused size and performance issues in the downstairs region, you'd expect people to ask about that. But still. “This [female journalist] asked me, ‘I’ve never seen a crooked, small penis. So...
  • 'Pain and Gain' review: The juiced-up, cruelly entertaining American dream

    'Pain and Gain' review: The juiced-up, cruelly entertaining American dream
    **1/2 (out of four) Normally, Dwayne Johnson looks like a mountain. Working with Michael Bay, who shoots anything he admires (male badass/female hottie/four-wheel almost anything) as if he's gazing upwards in worship at buildings, the actor becomes a...
  • Jeremy Renner escapes Thailand bar brawl that saw friend stabbed

     
    Jeremy Renner escaped injury in a Thailand bar brawl that left one man hospitalized with stab wounds. Though Renner was not involved or hurt, six locals were charged with attempted murder....
  • 'Act of Valor': Navy SEALs get their close-up (and Obama moment)

     
    Even before the Navy parachute team dropped out of the sky high above Sunset Boulevard, you had a sense the “Act of Valor” premiere was a different sort of Hollywood event. After all, Tim Tebow had asked to attend. As the screening for the...
  • 85th Academy Award nominations favor Spielberg, highlight “Beasts”

     
    Spielberg, Day-Lewis, Washington … Quvenzhané? The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, which were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood, contained some longtime favorites, as well as some surprising newcomers. Director Steven Spielberg's...
  • Oscars 2013: ‘The Avengers’ cast to join forces at ceremony

     
    Cast of ‘The Avengers,” assemble! You have been summoned to the  Oscars. Members of “The Avengers” cast including Robert Downey ......
  • On Demand/DVD New Releases March 18-24

     
    After a couple of quiet weeks, some big titles make their debuts this week. Oscar-winning films Les Misérables and Zero Dark Thirty join the much-anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3-D) and a sequel of sorts to Knocked Up, Judd Apatow's This...
  • On Demand has free “featurettes” for movie fans during awards season

     
    The Academy Awards are coming up fast, but for movie fans who want to start the party early, On Demand is offering an insider's look at what goes into the making of award-winning films. Free On Demand “featurettes” delve into the motivations,...