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  • Movie review: Flash of Genius -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Flash of Genius is a film biography that lacks the flash of inspiration, the sting of wit, the pangs of pathos. The story of the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper isn't a bad film. But producer-turned-director Marc Abraham, and the...
  • Review: 'Flash of Genius'

    Review: 'Flash of Genius'
    "Flash of Genius" is largely about how one person's nothing is another person's everything. Take the intermittent windshield wiper, for example. I, for one, had never much thought about who designed it, where it came from or whether there was a story...
  • Movie Review: 'Diminished Capacity'

    "Diminished Capacity" rests on the fate of a small item of great value, a Chicago Cubs baseball card—Frank "Wildfire" Schulte, 100 years old, near-mint condition. Cub-wise it's a good year to bring this story to the screen. In his feature film...
  • Where the art of the deal, art of film face off

    "Three days of work, two days of snowboarding." That's the plan of at least one pasty Irish visitor, the writer-director Martin McDonagh, who arrives alongside an estimated 52,000 other people this week for the 30th annual schuss of the Sundance Film...
  • Now showing at new Emmys site: 600 in-depth video chats with TV legends

     
    Finally, the Archive of American Television ??? a branch of the Emmys' foundation ??? has popped open its vault of in-depth video chats with 600 TV superstars like four-time Emmy champ Betty White, who's nominated this year for a guest spot on "My Name Is...
  • Justin Timberlake makes history as first 'SNL' host to win Emmy

     
    Six-time Grammy champ Justin Timberlake added a second Emmy to his shelf with his win as guest actor in a comedy series for hosting "Saturday Night Live." In the first year that "SNL" hosts could contend for guest performer, Timberlake was the only one of...
  • The Morning Fix: Kanye's Chaos; More Leno analysis (sigh); Tyler Perry still strong; Miley's voice mail

     
    After the coffee. Before that pitch call with Kanye West and Taylor Swift. Here's Jay! Tonight marks (finally) the debut of Jay Leno's prime time show and there is no shortage of analysis (or promos from the Peacock) on what......
  • Ken Levine on Larry Gelbart: Nice guys don't finish last

     
    Wherever he is up in Showbiz Valhalla -- no doubt helping out some hapless previous arrival on a rewrite -- Larry Gelbart has to be secretly delighted, reading all the good notices he's received since his death late last week......
  • It is always sunny in Philadelphia as reruns of FX comedy go for big bucks

     
    It just got a little sunnier in Philadelphia. No, we're not talking about the Phillies being on the verge of making the World Series for the second year in a row. News Corp.'s Twentieth Television has just sold reruns of......
  • Nancy Daly and friends ... lots and lots of friends

     
    She was a woman who ''moved mountains in those Manolos'' -- one of the many words of praise Carol Biondi had to say about her old friend Nancy Daly at a memorial celebration on Wednesday evening. Hundreds of people filed into Royce Hall to honor Nancy's...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Jude Law loses 'Hamlet' duel | '24' brings back evil ex-prez | Roger Friedman: Grammys field fallow

     
    • The long lists for the Evening Standard theater kudos saluting the best of London's West End have been released. Jude Law was snubbed for his "Hamlet" at the Donmar Warehouse, but "Doctor Who" star David Tennant earned a nod for playing the desolate...