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Times Staff WriterJanet Leigh, the actress who turned the mundane act of getting clean in a shower into one of cinema's most enduring images of gore and horror, died Sunday with her family at her bedside. She was 77. The actress' husband, Robert Brandt, and her daughters,...
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Times Staff WriterJanet Leigh made 63 movies in 53 years — three of them classics. From 1958 to 1962, she had a sort of dark trilogy, playing an icy, unsettling and alienated woman, a cynically tragic ur-feminist. She always seemed wounded. As an imperiled wife...
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"Selection Sunday." It's got a nice ring, but don't get too cocky, basketball fans. Granted, you have one of the two best non-sporting sporting events (in which no scoring happens), but you will never touch the first day of the NFL Draft. But you...
Channel Guide MagazineBates Motel on A&E premieres Monday, March 18, at 10pm ET. This modern-day prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s genre-defining film Psycho comes from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) and intends to give...
Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are typically credible as legendary "master of suspense" Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, in director Sacha Gervasi's docudrama, but the bigger interest is the movie's detailing of the complications - financial and...
“Hitchcock” opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre. Showings are at 7:30 each night. Admission is $8, or $6 for Capitol Cinema members. “Hitchcock” is rated PG-13 and runs 128 minutes. “Anna Karenina” finishes its run...
Liz Smith"WHY DO you think you're such a smoky something, when you're so nothing painted blue?" Every disreputable film fan knows that line. It is one of Ann-Margret's many out-of-space utterances in 1964's black-and-white juvenile delinquent saga, the luridly...
TCA: A&E's 'Bates Motel' digs new 'Psycho' roots: Cuse, Ehrin preview re-imagining of Hitchcock classic at panelVarietyAbove: Actors Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore speak onstage during the 'Bates Motel' panel discussion at the A&E Network portion of the 2013 Winter TCA panel. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) In tackling "Bates Motel" for A&E Network, exec...
It's that time in our program to stop and remember the folks we lost this year. •Actors: Peggy Ahern, 95, and Jack Hanlon, 96 ("Our Gang" kids); Dimitra Arliss ("The Sting"), 79; R.G. Armstrong, 95; Luke Askew, 80; Zina Bethune, 66; Turhan Bey, 90;...
As a relatively broke college student, Chicago-based writer Rob Christopher didn't have the cash to rent movies from a video store. Instead, he sought out his local library and discovered not only a repository of films vast enough to satisfy his tastes...
Blogging with Bill WhiteI don’t write nearly enough Separated at Birth blog posts, and although I’m scheduled for some kind of Movie List today, I decided to give that a twist by asking you to propose the film and TV actors who most......
Liz Smith"HE WILL definitely break her heart!" That's what an "insider" says about the current relationship between country music sensation Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, one of the cutest members of the boy band "One Direction." Well, Taylor is probably...
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