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  • SCRIPTLAND: 'Departed' sequel in the works

    The elegiac title and murderous conclusion of "The Departed" may have signaled a brutal, blood-red finality, but in Hollywood any potential franchise can be revived by a strong-enough dose of green. "The Departed" is by far director Martin Scorsese's...
  • THE SCENIAC: Rue McClanahan - 'Golden' with the gays

    THE SCENIAC: Rue McClanahan - 'Golden' with the gays
    Scientific tests would surely reveal that it is humanly impossible not to love "The Golden Girls"--the '80s era show about four older women who share a home in Miami--and for a certain type of gay man it is practically a prerequisite. So it should come...
  • Reading Charlie Kaufman's Next Project

    Scriptland, launching today, is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters. I have the new Charlie Kaufman screenplay on my desk. I've read it — no, lived it. I've been moved and astounded by it. And I'm tortured by...
  • King of the world of adaptation

    King of the world of adaptation
    Scriptland is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters. Indiana Jones, meet Jack Sparrow. Jim Uhls, who successfully adapted the "unadaptable" Chuck Palahniuk novel "Fight Club," has been hired to turn "Rex Mundi," a...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize

    'Slumdog Millionaire' wins top Oscar prize
    In a rags-to-riches story that only Hollywood could write, "Slumdog Millionaire" won best picture -- and seven other Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Not bad for a movie that was almost a straight-to-DVD release. The...
  • Why the credits dont say no animals were harmed

    One of the most dangerous scenes in the filming of "Sahara" involved a stunt man jumping off the backs of racing camels onto a moving train. The sequence was complicated by the refusal of the Malian mammals to run long distances. "You have to keep...
  • 'Bashir' takes top honors from National Society of Film Critics

    'Bashir' takes top honors from National Society of Film Critics
    An animated Israeli film that's taken on unexpected timeliness in recent days won the top award Saturday from U.S. film critics. "Waltz With Bashir," Ari Folman's animated documentary chronicling his coming to terms with repressed memories of his...
  • '17 Again' is No. 1 at weekend box office

    '17 Again' is No. 1 at weekend box office
    Zac Efron is the latest victor, and Russell Crowe the victim, of youngsters' dominance at the box office. The Warner Bros. film "17 Again," starring "High School Musical" heartthrob Efron, was the decisive No. 1 this weekend with $24.1 million in movie...
  • AFTRA board OKs new contract

    AFTRA board OKs new contract
    Leaders of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists approved a new contract with Hollywood studios that grants actors more money for Internet work -- an issue that sparked a crippling writers' strike earlier this year. AFTRA's board...
  • Early pageant hopeful

    Early pageant hopeful
    Every step of the way, Fox Searchlight's "Little Miss Sunshine" has challenged convention. It sold for a record $10.5 million at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Released in the middle of summer, it has become an enduring national hit. And now, it is...
  • In the Fairfax district, the new cozies up to the familiar

    In the Fairfax district, the new cozies up to the familiar
    While the iconic Farmers Market may be ground zero of the Fairfax district, the area farther north on Fairfax Avenue has become a fascinating mix of generations and cultures. Historically a center for the city's Jewish community, the street of kosher...