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  • Review: Loopy thriller 'Grand Piano' strikes a few sharp notes

     Review: Loopy thriller 'Grand Piano' strikes a few sharp notes
    A race-against-time thriller set in a crowded concert hall, director Eugenio Mira's "Grand Piano" may never match the silky suspense of Hitchcock's classic of sinister decorum, "The Man Who Knew Too Much," but it has a certain virtuosic joie de vivre....
  • ’300: Rise of an Empire’ director Noam Murro talks operatic approach

     
    Noam Murro had one question when he was asked to direct the follow-up to 2007′s bloody swords-and-sandals action film “300″: […]...
  • How Jennifer Lawrence persuaded Shailene Woodley to do 'Divergent'

    How Jennifer Lawrence persuaded Shailene Woodley to do 'Divergent'
    "Divergent's" Shailene Woodley could be poised for the same type of young adult stardom her contemporaries Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence have enjoyed. But it turns out the 22-year-old, who had a large fan following thanks to ABC Family's...
  • Review: 'Awful Nice' leads make up for its shortcomings

    Review: 'Awful Nice' leads make up for its shortcomings
    Like a take-it-outside scrape between two once-friendly drunks, the sibling rivalry comedy "Awful Nice" has a kind of bro-logic fascination embedded in its rambunctious male humor. How does a bonding moment turn sour? When is an insult a compliment too?...
  • TV Picks: 'Trip to Bountiful,' 'Resurrection,' 'QI,' 'True Detective'

    TV Picks: 'Trip to Bountiful,' 'Resurrection,' 'QI,' 'True Detective'
    "The Trip to Bountiful."  There are few roles that allow women of a certain age to display the symphonic skill it takes a lifetime to acquire, and fewer still that exist outside the realm of high-drama one-woman shows. But there is Horton Foote's lovely...
  • Robert Redford, a face for the ages

    Robert Redford, a face for the ages
    The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome —...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's final screen appearances to come

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's final screen appearances to come
    The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday marked the abrupt end to an acclaimed career, but for audiences there will be much more of his performances to savor. The prolific actor had recently shot a wide variety of work that will be seen at numerous...
  • Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars

     Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars
    SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: Actor leaves behind multiple films

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dead: Actor leaves behind multiple films
    When Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday, he left behind not just a rich body of work but a number of recently completed or in-progress productions, including the final two "Hunger Games" films. The prospects for that latter franchise has proved to be...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman called self an addict; private funeral set

    Philip Seymour Hoffman called self an addict; private funeral set
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose, will be laid to rest in a private funeral in New York City, with a memorial service to be held later, according to reports out Tuesday. The funeral will be only for "the...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award-winning actor,  was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, New York police said. The “Capote” actor, 46, was discovered by a business associate at 11:30 a.m....