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It may seem surprising that Allan Graf — the baseball coordinator, stunt coordinator and second-unit director for Warner Bros.' Jackie Robinson biographical drama "42" — first made his name on the gridiron. But that's precisely why Graf was...
The surprise box office success of the uplifting Jackie Robinson biographical film "42" suggests that audiences are ready for a PG-13-rated movie filled with coarse, racially charged language. It also raises questions about whether children should see it,...
"God built me to last," Jackie Robinson says at one point in "42," and, thankfully, his remarkable story is built the same way. It would have to be to survive the full-dress Hollywood biopic treatment it gets in this film, which is unabashedly subtitled...
Brian Helgeland, writer and director of the Jackie Robinson biographical film "42," expected his new movie would get an R rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America. After all, the film, which was produced by Legendary Pictures and is being...
NEW YORK — Above all else, Rachel Robinson remembers the kissing. When the taunts at the ballpark grew too fierce and the naysayers too loud, her husband, Jackie, would come home to their Brooklyn apartment and the couple would try to block out...
Sunday night's 85th Academy Awards style was, as Times fashion critic Booth Moore pointed out, all about extremes. While Moore was referring to the complete red carpet looks -- the gowns, the jewels and the like -- one might have come to the same...
When Chadwick Boseman was cast as Jackie Robinson in the race-themed baseball drama "42," he was immediately confronted by someone with personal knowledge of the renowned ballplayer: the late athlete's widow, Rachel Robinson. "The first thing she said...
After the coffee. Before getting my Golden Globes outfit together. The Skinny: Normally I welcome the weekend, but since I'll spend much of this weekend at the TV Press Tour in Pasadena it won't feel like a break. Oh, well, there are worse things in...
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Taking its name and inspiration from a real LAPD operation that battled organized crime during the 1940s and '50s, the new film "Gangster Squad" dramatizes the story of Sgt. John O'Mara (played by Josh Brolin) and his squad's crusade against the...
The new crime thriller "Gangster Squad," with its swell cast led by Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone, tries to capture mob-infested Los Angeles circa 1949, when Hollywood glam ruled the Strip, wiseguys took aim with tommy guns and...
You can't throw a New Yorker magazine in San Francisco without hitting a writer. This fog-bound city might be more famous for steep hills and sourdough, but step inside one of its many independent bookstores and coffeehouses and you'll find more...
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Brad Pitt has listed his gated Malibu beach house for $13.75 million. The view home he shares with actress Angelina Jolie sits on 1.26 blufftop acres with a tennis court, a lap pool and access to the beach. Features include walls of glass doors, a walk-...
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