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Special to the TribuneThe members of the World Festival Symphony Orchestra are accustomed to performing on strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. It's just the specific forms of these instruments that might feel a little foreign to the musicians as they rehearse this week:...
Tags: Ravinia Festival, Movies, DVDs and Movies, Jonathan Demme, Music
Times Staff WriterAlexander Payne is a final-cut director, which means that when he showed New Line Cinema his new Jack Nicholson film, "About Schmidt," it was essentially the movie he wanted released. But rather than defer to the Oscar-nominated "Election" filmmaker,...
Zap2ItWhen 4-year-olds scribble with crayon and dads tell them that they're da Vinci, or 6-year-olds warble off-key and moms exclaim that they sound like Celine Dion, the result can be an extremely annoying child. Throw in pretension on a scale endemic to...
Delirious. Daniel Palmer. Kensington. $25. 384 pp. The con game with its psychological intrigue and surprise endings has been the foundation of many intriguing plots, such as "The Grifters," both novel and film, and director David Fincher's "The Game."...
Tags: Boca Raton, Crimes, Schizophrenia, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach
Contributing WritersEditor’s note: The 83rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards presentation will begin at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday. The hosts are Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Advocate Film Critic Bruce Caudill and Contributing Writer Charlie Cox are...
"Hooray for Holly." Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic." No, wait, stop, please. That was awful. We try that every year and it never gets any better....
“The King’s Speech” was crowned best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors. Colin Firth...
Tags: England, Sociology, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman, Pixar Animation
"True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...
Tags: England, John Hawkes, Sociology, Toy Industry, Melissa Leo
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSo will it be "The King's Speech" or "The Social Network" that wins the top prize Sunday at the 83rd Academy Awards? "The Social Network," the acclaimed drama about how Harvard computer nerds created the social networking site Facebook, had been the...
Tom Hooper made a movie about giving speeches on a grand stage – and then he got to make one himself. The 38-year-old British filmmaker took home the best director prize at the Oscars on Sunday night for "The King's Speech," a historical drama...
Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin died at the age of 61 after a public battle withbreast cancer. According to a statement from Sony Pictures, where her production company was based, Ziskin died Sunday at her Los Angeles home after...
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