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  • Kumar Pallana dies at 94; character actor discovered by Wes Anderson

    Before Wes Anderson directed his first feature film, he'd hang out at an eclectic coffee shop in Dallas where he met a 70-something yoga teacher — Kumar Pallana — who was like a one-man Ed Sullivan variety show. To entertain customers in the...
  • Oscar: Thanks for the memories

    Oscar: Thanks for the memories
    What's the big deal about the Academy Award? TCM tries to explain with a documentary, "And the Oscar Goes To …," debuting at 8 p.m. Saturday. The program helps kick off TCM's annual 31 Days of Oscar festival, which offers winners and nominees...
  • 'Mary Poppins' has taught us more than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    Let's pause here to honor what's surely one of the best children's movies ever made, musical or otherwise. (Heck, one of the best movies, period.) Let's pause, too, to reminisce about "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Chim chim cher-ee" and "I...
  • The Gold Standard: Bet on Michael Douglas to win a SAG Award

    The Gold Standard: Bet on Michael Douglas to win a SAG Award
    The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago and the awards won't be announced for another month. But let's take a wild stab at predicting the winners anyway. Not that this group is that hard to read. SAG voters have...
  • AFI Fest will premiere 'Foxcatcher'; Agnes Varda is guest director

    With film festivals in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York all taking place this month, it seems nearly every movie with awards season hopes has already had — or has at least booked — its world premiere. But Hollywood's own AFI Fest was...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro among presenters

    SAG Awards 2014: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro among presenters
    The Screen Actors Guild has announced a star-studded lineup of presenters for the 20th annual SAG Awards, including Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Matt Damon. Also on the list are Ben Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jennifer Garner,...
  • Tom Hanks and CNN to co-produce documentary series 'The Sixties'

    The 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination is approaching and CNN is marking the occasion with the start of a new 10-part documentary series to be co-produced by Tom Hanks. "The Sixties" will explore the transformative events of the decade, including...
  • No Hollywood ending to piracy off Somalia

    The Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips," which opens Friday, will focus attention — again — on piracy off the coast of Somalia. The movie, in which (spoiler alert) the bad guys get caught, unfortunately might lead you to think that this is a...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Review: 'Autobiography' by Morrissey

    Review: 'Autobiography' by Morrissey
    We know that pose: Stephen Patrick Morrissey in black and white, an awning of jet-black hair over his forehead, his eyes closed, the photograph tilted at such an angle to make him appear caught in mid-swoon. This persona, a romantic so burdened by...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...