| Jan 26, 2011
— Jeff Bridges, who won the lead actor Oscar last year for "Crazy Heart," is up in the same category for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit." Only two actors have won Academy Awards in the lead actor category two years in a row —...
| Jan 26, 2011
The challenge now is making "The King's Speech" into the lingua franca.
With a dozen Oscar nominations under its belt, the movie's executive producer and distributor Harvey Weinstein is ready to unleash a new marketing strategy that aims to rope in...
| Jan 31, 2011
In the span of about two weeks, "The King's Speech" has gone from Oscar underdog to front-runner.
The World War II-era British drama took the Screen Actors Guild's top honor Sunday evening, winning the movie ensemble acting award and essentially...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 2:00 PM
A night after winning top honors at the Directors Guild, "The King's Speech" picked up the trophy for outstanding cast at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, and Colin Firth nabbed lead actor honors for his performance in the film....
| Jan 31, 2011
| 2:54 PM
With Christopher Hitchens' essay in Slate exposing inaccuracies in "The King's Speech" and the newsreel uncovered by the History Channel showing King George VI stammering less severely than in the movie at a Scottish exhibition, the backlash against the...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 10:30 AM
When the film "The King's Speech" won four Academy Awards last year, it opened a floodgate of curiosity about Baltimore's Wallis Warfield Simpson, the late Duchess of Windsor. As Baltimore's go-to person on matters regarding the duchess, I have given more...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Let's face it. Audiences will tune into the Golden Globes Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBC not so much to see if "The Artist," "The Help," "Hugo" or "Midnight in Paris" wins best picture of 2011 -- but to see just how outrageous host Ricky Gervais will get.
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:38 PM
"The Artist," the charming film about Hollywood's transition from silent movies to talkies, and the family drama "The Descendants" were catapulted to front-runner Oscar status Sunday night with an armful of Golden Globes to their names as the awards...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:44 PM
The British are coming — to the Newport Theatre Arts Center next season.
Of the six productions just announced for NTAC 33rd season, four of them have their origins in what is now officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
| Jul 15, 2011
Slayton House Gallery presents a two-person exhibit through Aug. 31 at 10400 Cross Fox Lane. The exhibit features a group of photographs titled "Faces of Aging," by Marie McGing, that includes landscape photographs of Ireland and Scotland. "Eye...
| Mar 22, 2011
Poking around a pirate DVD shop down the block from the Apple Store in central Beijing one recent afternoon on her lunch break, Zhou Xin eyed the floor-to-ceiling selection of Oscar-nominated films, indie flicks and B-movies such as "Nude Nuns With Big...