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  • Golden Globes: brilliant hosts, gracious George

    Golden Globes: brilliant hosts, gracious George
    The Golden Globes on Sunday set a very high bar for the Academy Awards. How will the Oscars top the Globes' blazing zingers from hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler or the poignant speeches of George Clooney and Kevin Spacey? The Globes are lucky because...
  • Pluto.TV: Curated online videos as alternative to YouTube, TV

    Pluto and the several other companies reimagining the experience of watching videos made for the Web are unlikely to unseat YouTube any time soon. But the competition is welcome news to the fast-growing online video community. "YouTube has blown the door...
  • Sex ed films through history

    Sex ed films through history
    More than 100,000 sex education films have been made over the last century or so, according to Brenda Goodman's documentary "Sex(ed)," a fun if somewhat brisk historical overview of the genre that screens Saturday at Chicago Filmmakers. Goodman, who...
  • Shawn Levy's 'Museum' debut had special effect on director

    The first time 20th Century Fox offered Shawn Levy the job of directing "Night at the Museum," he passed. And the second time. And the third. And the fourth. And the fifth. Levy had directed the 2003 family comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen" for Fox, and...
  • For 'Night at the Museum' director, a nod to Robin Williams

    When Robin Williams committed suicide in August, the tragedy touched a wide range of people, including Hollywood veterans and casual film fans. But few had to confront Williams' death as directly as "Night at the Museum" director Shawn Levy. Levy was in...
  • Free fitness classes and more fun for families

    Monday, Jan. 5: MESSY MONDAYS: MY FIRST MONOPRINT Kids love to get messy, so the DuPage Children's Museum lets them have that pleasure — far away from your home. In a morning or an afternoon session, little ones get to play with tempera paints on...
  • 2014's dubious achievements

    Long ago, my honored predecessor and friend John Hartl (who's been reviewing movies for Seattle Times readers for 48 years) began a tradition of wrapping up the movie year with a list of "Dubious Achievements." Following once more in his footsteps, here...
  • Arson suspected in blaze at S.F. home used to film 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

    Arson suspected in blaze at S.F. home used to film 'Mrs. Doubtfire'
    Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire at a San Francisco home used in the making of the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" starring the late Robin Williams, police said. Police and fire arson investigators were called at about 8:14 p.m. Monday to the home in...
  • Police investigate 2 minor fires at San Francisco home where 'Mrs. Doubtfire' was filmed

    The San Francisco home where the Robin Williams movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" was filmed suffered minimal damage after two small fires were set outside, authorities said Tuesday. The blazes were ignited around 8 p.m. Monday at the residence in the wealthy...
  • Top Google searches of 2014: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola

    Top Google searches of 2014: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola
    Sorry Kim Kardashian, you didn't break the Internet this year. The honor of being the No. 1 trending search on Google actually went to Robin Williams. The Mountain View, Calif., search engine giant released its annual list of top trending items Tuesday....
  • A 2015 that's chock-full of resolutions

    A 2015 that's chock-full of resolutions
    I recently did a whole bunch of year-end employee evaluations in which I was asked to gauge what they need to stop, start and continue doing. I realized that I should apply the same principle to my fourth-annual year-end RedEye New Year Resolutions. I...