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Company TownHarry Potter has cast his biggest opening-weekend spell yet, thanks largely to fans who rushed to midnight screenings late Thursday. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" sold $125.2 million of tickets this weekend, according to an estimate from....
The Big PictureIt's no surprise to see, thanks to this enterprising story in The Wrap, that California's liberal senatorial duchess Barbara Boxer has been scooping up tons of money from Hollywood liberals in recent weeks. The list just goes on and on,......
Times Staff Writer"Brokeback Mountain," a haunting tale of cowboys in love, and "Crash," a gritty look at Los Angeles race relations, solidified their positions as Oscars front-runners Saturday when they picked up top honors at the 58th annual Writers Guild of America...
The EnvelopeThe melancholy western "Brokeback Mountain" continued its domination of the awards season Saturday, receiving two Independent Spirit Awards: best picture and best director, for Ang Lee. "Brokeback" is the clear front-runner leading into Sunday's...
Special to The TimesScriptland, launching today, is a new weekly feature on the work and professional lives of screenwriters. * I have the new Charlie Kaufman screenplay on my desk. I've read it — no, lived it. I've been moved and astounded by it. And I'm tortured...
Rivendell Theatre is coming to the end of its first season in its new home on Chicago's North Side; it now inhabits a lovely, intimate storefront where the audience is but a few feet from the actors. I haven't seen all the shows there this year, but the...
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VarietyPaul Haggis' new pic, "Third Person" is scoring brisk biz for Belgian production and sales company Corsan, which has announced sales to 23 markets of the triple-tiered relationship drama with an ensemble cast comprising Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Adrien...
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VarietyOlivia Wilde and Mark Duplass are set to star in Lionsgate medical thriller "Reawakening" with Jason Blum producing. "Jiro Dreams of Suishi" helmer David Gelb will helm with Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater penning the script. The story follows a team of...
Liz Smith"GOD! I need a horse tranquilizer after that movie!" said one patron staggering out of a screening of the new Mark Wahlberg/Dwayne Johnson flick, "Pain and Gain." "Oh, how lucky," said the event organizer Andrew Saffir of The Cinema Society, "That's what...
Liz Smith"THERE'S HARVEY Weinstein." "No it's not. Why would he be at somebody else's premiere?" "I'm telling you. It's Harvey, on his iPad." So went a little argument at the jam-packed screening of the new action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen." Turns out it was...
Covering the church beat takes on an entirely new dimension when that church is the Church of Scientology. Since its founding in 1954 by former pulp fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the church has aggressively used the courts and public relations...
January Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
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