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  • Indie Spirit Awards nominations — 127 Hours, Winter’s Bone, and Greenberg? Last Exorcism?

     
    A few fun surprises in this morning's Indie Spirit Award nominations. “Greenberg,” Ben Stiller's terrific March turn as an out of sorts fellow who has a sort-of–affair with a lost and lonely young woman, was remembered. Stiller and Greta...
  • Lyle Lovett joining Helen Hunt in cast of 'Much Ado About Nothing'

     
    The upcoming Los Angeles production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," starring Helen Hunt, is getting another celebrity cast member, organizers said Thursday. Singer-songwriter (and occasional screen actor) Lyle Lovett will be joining the company...
  • From the Vaults: 'MASH' (1970)

     
    I loathe war movies. I also loathe hospital movies, and movies with predominantly male stars (really, who wants to sit and watch a bunch of men running around?) And I really loathe movies with long football scenes. Yet then we......
  • 29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010....
  • Creating 'Gamer's' killing field

     
    SCENE STEALER To create the grim and gritty battle-zone gaming environment of Slayer for the action flick "Gamer," production designer Jerry Fleming drew on his early experience working for Robert Altman, where he was required to create fully dressed...
  • Review review: The queen mother, a Nobel laureate and Robert Altman

     
    This week our daily reviewed were royal, revolutionary, copyright-y, post-Nobel-laureate-y and about a revolutionary Oscar-winner. Here's a taste. Of William Shawcross’ "The Queen Mother: The Official Biography," Patt Morrison writes: Queen Elizabeth...
  • Get out the boxing gloves: Richard Schickel vs. Robert Altman

     
    - I usually try to avoid getting into dust-ups with critics writing in my own newspaper, but I can't avoid coming to the late Robert Altman's defense after reading Richard Schickel's nasty, dismissive review of "Robert Altman: The Oral Biography"......
  • Is Hollywood always in panic mode? Ari Emanuel's history lesson

     
    If you've been reading the gloom and doom stories in the press lately, you know that Hollywood is going through its fair share of belt tightening. Unsure about future profits, studios have been cutting back on everything including movie production......
  • Not so complicated: Meryl Streep wasn't asked to join costars as Oscars co-hosts

     
    Following Tuesday's announcement of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as co-hosts of the Oscars, Gold Derby noted that when the academy used multiple hosts most recently, there was at least one woman in the mix. So, we wondered, why aren't these two male...
  • 'Twilight's' Robert Pattinson takes a trip to LACMA

     
    Normally, celebrity sightings aren't Culture Monster's métier. Frankly, they're too commonplace and just a bit déclassé for a culture blog. But truth be told, we never say never, and as such, we couldn't resist following up on a recent sighting......
  • Scott Cooper: The body and soul behind 'Crazy Heart'

     
    The critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......