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The Hartford CourantRelease dates are subject to change. Nov. 23 The Ice Harvest - Harold Ramis stretches a bit with this comic thriller, in which John Cusack's sleazebag lawyer lusts after Connie Nielsen's strip-club owner. Billy Bob Thornton, so good at playing...
Big question: Italian Arturo Bandini (Colin Farrell, solid here as an old-school leading man) is a writer in Depression-era Los Angeles smitten with Mexican waitress Camilla Lopez (Salma Hayek, making grace sexy and sexiness graceful). Could this couple...
Tribune arts critic3 stars (out of four) Some films play a shell game with their own flaws, drawing your eye away from what doesn't work while murmuring: Hang in there. Robert Towne's adaptation of "Ask the Dust," written in 1939 by an unsung master of Los Angeles fiction,...
Times Staff WriterLovers of Los Angeles literature and especially the works of John Fante have long anticipated the arrival of the movie version of "Ask the Dust." That it was entrusted to Robert Towne, of "Chinatown" fame and keeper of a tradition of Southern California...
Tags: H.L. Mencken, Movies, Entertainment, Salma Hayek, Nathanael West
Big question: Broadway really cranks out the musical blockbusters, but Rob Marshall's "Chicago" is the only recent production to really deliver onscreen. Can Chris Columbus' version of "Rent" pay proper dues to the operatic bohemian rhapsody? Skip it:...
Special to MetromixAs someone living la vie Boheme, I was skeptical about Rent. For one thing, my roommates and I have bounced rent checks, and we've never danced around the damned kitchen singing about it. No matter how many times the cast sings "we're not gonna pay,"...
Tribune theater criticThis story contains corrected material, published May 6, 2005. `It's a bit much, isn't it?" admits the Wizard of Oz in "Wicked," referring to an enormous metallic mask which bears a startling resemblance to Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons." But, he says, "you...
Tribune theater criticThe supernatural wenches of midtown Manhattan swept up 10 Tony Award nominations Monday as "Wicked," the musical prequel to "The Wizard of Oz," became this year's most-nominated Broadway show. Other big nominees in a generally wobbly field include the...
NEW YORK - Idina Menzel, star of the Broadway musical "Wicked," and her husband, actor Taye Diggs have received hateful threats because of their interracial marriage. The couple was the focus of at least three letters last week in which bodily harm was...
Staff WriterFree tickets for the least controversial, most conventional shows have already been allotted to Republican delegates for the Aug. 29 "Salute to Broadway." Florida has been assigned to "Fiddler on the Roof" and Ohio is going to hear "Why-oh-why-oh-why-oh,...
Tags: Hugh Jackman, Swoosie Kurtz, Golda Meir, Neil Simon, Long Island
AP Drama WriterIt was a "Wicked" day, with the lavish "Wizard of Oz" musical nominated for 10 Tony Awards, Broadway's highest honor. "Assassins," the chilling Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical about presidential killers, followed with seven nominations Monday....
Tribune arts reporter"Avenue Q," a wry puppet-and-live-actors show about urban slackers "whose lives kind of suck," beat out the heavyweight favorite "Wicked" for the coveted best Broadway musical statuette at the 58th annual Tony Awards Sunday night. The witty Broadway...
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