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  • 'Where the Wild Things Are'

    Truly, I am madly, deeply in love with the film version of "Where the Wild Things Are." Not since Robert Altman took on "Popeye" a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from...
  • More misadventure in the screen trade

    It might be heresy for a theater critic to admit, but Hollywood has done a better job of skewering the theater than the theater has done skewering Hollywood. Give me "All About Eve" over "Once in a Lifetime" any day. Of course, theater people make far...
  • At the intersection of grief and destiny

    At the intersection of grief and destiny
    Red Hook Road A Novel Ayelet Waldman Doubleday: 344 pp., $25.95 Ayelet Waldman is a worrier. Because she is the mother of four children, ages 7 to 16, that shouldn't be surprising. Her last book, "Bad Mother," a work of nonfiction, outlined many of...
  • 'Downton Abbey' a classy, addictive soap opera

    "Downton Abbey," a four-part, six-hour miniseries premiering Sunday, Jan. 9, on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic" (check local listings), is a fascinating hybrid, an instantly addictive, don't-bogart-the-popcorn soap opera draped in all the deluxe trappings of...
  • Susannah York dies at 72; actress

    Susannah York dies at 72; actress
    Actress Susannah York became a star in the 1960s with performances in several high-profile films such as 1969's "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" for which she received an Academy Award nomination. But she fought to be noticed for more than her striking...
  • Andy Richter Returns! Next Stop: "Tonight"

     
    Andy is back. Yes, Andy. Who left. Moved back to the Evil Empire in California. Tried his hand at a couple of sitcoms - one of 'em, per my recollection, pretty good. Learned about the cold cruel fate of......
  • Jay Roach on life before he was a star director: 'It's good to learn to be miserable'

     
    Hollywood has always been madly in love with its boy wonders. The mythology of show business is all about celebrating the wondrous tales of overnight stardom. Everyone knows the stories behind how Orson Welles made "Citizen Kane" when he was......
  • Tony Scott and Shia to do Grisham’s “The Associate”

     
    Director Tony Scott may take on an adaptation of John Grisham's The Associate, with Shia LaBeouf as the star. The novel earned comparisons to Grisham's cracker jack thriller The Firm — young lawyer, with his own dark secrets, corrupted by a big firm...
  • Patricia Neal, from Tony-winning stage actress to Oscar-winning movie star

     
    Patricia Neal, who died Sunday at age 84, is best known for her role in the movie "Hud," for which she won an Oscar for lead actress in 1964. But the star won another important award early in her career......
  • Today's showbiz puzzler: Why are so many old folks still so cool?

     
    Showbiz is supposed to be a young person's game, even though the shelf-life for every new Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga grows shorter and shorter every year. But if you look around, you start to notice that our favorite geezers......
  • ‘Terriers,’ a first-rate series about dogged detectives, arrives on FX

     
    The most promising new shows this fall are on cable. HBO's stunning gangster drama “Boardwalk Empire” arrives in two weeks. FX's terrific “Terriers,” debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday. “Terriers” is a quirky, modern private-...