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Gold DerbyLast year Sean Penn ("Milk") became the sixth actor to reap an Oscar for a gay role. The other five are cited below. Which role does not belong on this list? To see the answer, click on the "Continue Reading" link below. a.) William Hurt, "Kiss of the...
The Hero ComplexThe "Dark Knight" director speaks for the first time about his Superman plans -- and about the third Batman film's villain. "It won't be," he says with a wink, "Mr. Freeze."...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThis is the first of a new weekly feature that will project the weekend box-office performance and analyze marketing campaigns for movies opening and returning in theaters. With the only major release hitting theaters this week, the backers of the...
Tags: Entertainment, Holidays, Tom Cruise, Jessica Alba, Heart Surgery
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore the Devil Knows You're Dead ThinkFilm, $27.98 Kelly Masterson's screenplay for "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" elevates the hackneyed "crime story with a jumbled timeline" gimmick by using a fractured narrative to show how people want to...
Rumor has it that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may actually honor some movies at this year's Oscar ceremony. Movies, as opposed to, you know, filmsfilms. Movies are those big, loud, colorful things that play on many cineplex big...
"Dearest Cecil," wrote Truman Capote from Brooklyn on April 19, 1965, addressing his friend, the English photographer and bon vivant Cecil Beaton. The letter is among those collected in "Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote" (Vintage: 512 pp.,...
For years the Sundance Film Festival has featured a smattering of big-time stars in its smaller movies. But January's gathering might have more recognizable faces than most Sundance red carpets in recent memory -- Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, William Hurt,...
Movie Critic" Synecdoche, New York," screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's wildly ambitious directorial debut, recalls the Jorge Luis Borges story in which the imperial cartographers make a map of the empire so detailed and true-to-life that it takes on the exact dimensions...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer2008-01-13 17:07:06.0 Choire Sicha: Looks like we're slowly easing into this thing--we should have our act together in mere moments. Anyway! For those not near a T.V., there wasn't much to miss--although I had no idea that William Shatner was 76? And that...
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2006 When "Mission: Impossible III" hits theaters on May 5, even something as routine as picking up your morning paper will be enticing moviegoers to see the action thriller. Equipped with electronic sound boxes featuring the...
Tags: Business, Entertainment, Ving Rhames, Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams
"Capote" upset "Brokeback Mountain" on Saturday when the biographical drama was chosen best picture by the National Society of Film Critics. To date, the majority of critics' groups had named "Brokeback Mountain" as the top picture of 2005, but the...
What is there to say about the Oscars that hasnt already been said? Lots, it turns out. For the next two weeks, you wont escape the fever pitch, but who would want to? Because the Oscars really is the celebration of the film business and, by extension,...
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