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  • Arthur Penn dies at 88; director of landmark film 'Bonnie and Clyde'

    Arthur Penn dies at 88; director of landmark film 'Bonnie and Clyde'
    Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....
  • Hazel Dickens dies at 75; bluegrass pioneer and social activist

    Hazel Dickens dies at 75; bluegrass pioneer and social activist
    Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75. Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
  • Bruce Ricker dies at 68; jazz and blues documentarian

    Bruce Ricker dies at 68; jazz and blues documentarian
    Documentary filmmaker Bruce Ricker didn't start out making films. A native New Yorker who earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, he arrived in Kansas City in 1970 as a teaching assistant at the University of Missouri and soon began practicing law....
  • Cliff Robertson dies at 88; actor starred in films and on stage and TV

    Cliff Robertson dies at 88; actor starred in films and on stage and TV
    Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday. Robertson, who also...
  • 'American Reunion': Critics not nostalgic for reheated 'Pie'

     
    "American Reunion": Thirteen years after the bawdy high-school comedy "American Pie," nearly the whole gang has gotten back together to relive the good old days in the sequel "American Reunion." For most movie critics, though, this reunion is safe to...
  • 'The Three Stooges' draws laughs, shrugs and rebukes from critics

     
    "The Three Stooges," a new comedy Peter and Bobby Farrelly opens today, and reviewers tend to fall into three camps: those who find it funny enough to appeal to Stooges fans and newcomers alike, those who find it harmless but mostly unnecessary, and those...
  • Monster Mash: 'King Kong' sets world premiere; 'Peter Pan' prequel

     
    A musical stage production of "King Kong" will have its word premiere in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. For the family: "Peter and the Starcatcher," a stage prequel to the "Peter Pan" story, will transfer to Broadway in 2012....
  • 'J. Edgar' captivates top critics, leaves others cold

     
    With its A-list duo of director Clint Eastwood and star Leonardo DiCaprio, the new biopic "J. Edgar" has been widely anticipated as a candidate for award season gold. Critical reaction to the film, which opens today in limited release, has been...
  • 'Immortals' stuns visually, stumbles narratively, critics say

     
    "Immortals": Without a big-name star to bank on, the new sword-and-sandals action movie "Immortals," directed by Tarsem Singh, has been ceaseless touted in ads as being "from the producers of '300.'" Like that film, "Immortals" is chock-full of striking...
  • 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 1' lacks bite for many critics

     
    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1": Just as the "Twilight" series of books and films split fans into two camps (Team Edward and Team Jacob, for the uninitiated) the latest film, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1" is...
  • 'Chipwrecked': Alvin and other chipmunks are lost at sea, critics say

     
    When it comes to movie franchises, many series seem to stumble on the third film: "The Godfather: Part III," "Return of the Jedi." The same fate appears to have befallen "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," which has not fared well at all with movie...