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Special to the Los Angeles TimesWhen you think of Las Vegas, you probably don't think of Las Vegas, N.M. It's the other Las Vegas, and perhaps the wildest Wild West town you've never heard of. I had never heard of Las Vegas, N.M., when I first encountered it in 1997 — a Western...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn the autumn of 2008, China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang Yimou, found himself at a career crossroads. The multiple Oscar nominee had spent the previous two years away from movies, orchestrating the opening and closing ceremonies for Beijing's Olympics,...
One thing that's certain come Sunday evening at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards — Joel and Ethan Coen's remake of "True Grit" will not be taking home any honors because the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. snubbed the box office hit. On the...
When Mary Zophres was designing costumes for Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," product placement tie-ins were the last thing on her mind. Her rugged Old West garb for stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld was based on rigorous historical...
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Los Angeles Times Staff Writers"The King's Speech" dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to eradicate his stammer before he unexpectedly takes the throne. Joel and...
— Jeff Bridges, who won the lead actor Oscar last year for "Crazy Heart," is up in the same category for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit." Only two actors have won Academy Awards in the lead actor category two years in a row —...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers"The King's Speech" was crowned best film at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. Nominated for 12 Oscars -- the most of any film -- it won four statuettes, including for Colin Firth for lead actor, Tom Hooper for director, and David Seidler for...
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Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
They played it safe, and who could blame them? The 83rd Academy Awards opened with hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco taking an "Inception"-inspired journey through the dreams of former host Alec Baldwin, dreams that turned out to be clips from...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSo will it be "The King's Speech" or "The Social Network" that wins the top prize Sunday at the 83rd Academy Awards? "The Social Network," the acclaimed drama about how Harvard computer nerds created the social networking site Facebook, had been the...
Movie projector: 'Little Fockers' to top Christmas weekend; 'True Grit' looking strong; 'Gulliver's Travels' will struggleCompany TownThe Christmas weekend box office will be led by "Little Fockers," but Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller's dysfunctional family won't be as dominant as previously expected. The star-laden and pricey comedy, which is being distributed domestically by Universal...
Box office: 'Little Fockers' big but littler than its predecessor; 'True Grit' strong second; 'Gulliver's Travels' flops [Updated]Company TownThe Fockers are still the king of the busy holiday box office as "Little Fockers" had a pretty good start, but the Coen brothers' "True Grit" was surprisingly close on their heels. Meanwhile, Jack Black's "Gulliver's Travels" barely got off......
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