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  • Ron Howard's 'Rush' is a white-knuckle Formula 1 ride

    Ron Howard's 'Rush' is a white-knuckle Formula 1 ride
    Rush Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 28 Director Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan tell the story of 1970s Formula 1 racing stars James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) in "Rush," a true-...
  • Helen Mirren wins another award for playing Queen Elizabeth II

    Helen Mirren wins another award for playing Queen Elizabeth II
    Helen Mirren keeps winning awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II. The actress won multiple trophies, including an Oscar in 2007, for her role in "The Queen." Earlier this year, she collected an Olivier Award -- London's equivalent of the Tony Award --...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • Michael Sheen on Globe nomination, not going bald for 'Masters of Sex'

    Michael Sheen on Globe nomination, not going bald for 'Masters of Sex'
    Michael Sheen awoke early Thursday to a pleasant surprise: a Golden Globe nomination for his role on the Showtime series “Masters of Sex.” Playing influential sexologist Bill Masters on the freshman drama is both familiar territory and an...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Britannia rules

    There were no shortage of surprise names among the Golden Globes nominees announced Thursday: Sally Hawkins, Kate Winslet, Steve Coogan and Idris Elba, who nabbed either a screenplay nomination (Coogan) or acting nods (everyone else). But the group...
  • 'Rush': How an Oscar nominee came to fire up a Formula One film

    Peter Morgan wouldn’t be the first screenwriter you’d think of to tell the story of the 1976 Formula One rivalry between the uptight clinician Niki Lauda and the seat-of-his pants swashbuckler James Hunt. Known for upscale real-life stories...
  • Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch

    Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch
    Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week. The Warner Bros. film, which stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL who recounts his military exploits, began 10 days of filming Monday in an Afghan...
  • Mailbag: Weinstein not the problem in 'Iron Lady'

    Re "Iron Lady' portrayal is inaccurate," Mailbag, Jan. 27 I read with great interest Dr. R. Claire Friend's letter regarding "The Iron Lady," currently in release in movie theaters. While I share Friend's disappointment in how the story unfolded (all too...
  • '360': Globe-hopping script just too contrived to fly ★ 1/2

    '360': Globe-hopping script just too contrived to fly ★ 1/2
    Beyond the economic and political ramifications of globalization, consider its effect on movie stories: the cross-cultural slice-and-dice, a la "Babel," that too often passes for meaning and resonance. In "360," the new border-hopping feature from "City...
  • Corgi fired for disobeying Helen Mirren in 'The Audience'

    Corgi fired for disobeying Helen Mirren in 'The Audience'
    One of Helen Mirren's four-legged co-stars in the new play "The Audience"  apparently has been fired after it failed to obey the actress' royal commands in her role as Queen Elizabeth II. Britain's Telegraph reported that a female corgi by the name of...
  • Studio Paris books Lolla headliners, Shia LaBeouf hits Underground Wonder Bar dance floor, Nicki Minaj shops on Michigan Ave.

    Studio Paris books Lolla headliners, Shia LaBeouf hits Underground Wonder Bar dance floor, Nicki Minaj shops on Michigan Ave.
    Paris Club's upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, doesn’t need to book Lollapalooza headliners to draw a VIP crowd during the annual music festival, but the popular celeb hangout did it anyway because, well, that’s what they do. Studio Paris...