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Zap2It.comNBC has taken another step toward filling out its schedule for next season, picking up the drama "Kidnapped" for a fall premiere. The show, a serialized thriller a la "Prison Break," chronicles the efforts of police, the FBI and a private kidnap-and-...
Complete list of nominees of the 78th annual Academy Awards. BEST PICTURE "Brokeback Mountain," Diana Ossana and James Schamus, producers "Capote," Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven, producers "Crash," Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman,...
The Envelope'Munich' On the subject of "Munich," there's been much hand-wringing. Was it good for the Jews or bad for the Jews that Israeli assassins were portrayed as conscience-stricken? Can serious moral issues and box-office success be effectively melded by a...
Message movies 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Crash' lead a slate of issue-oriented films.This time, the medium was the message — and Oscar voters couldn't have put it more clearly. Even as the big studios increasingly eliminate thoughtful dramas from...
Times Staff WriterMost screenwriters prefer working in a quiet office. Some seek out coffee shops, while others hole up in hotel rooms. Paul Haggis didn't have the time for any of that -- he was typing on a laptop in the passenger seat of a van bounding down Interstate...
Times Staff WriterGoing to this particular kennel for the fifth time since 1959, Disney trots out another incarnation of "The Shaggy Dog," its ever-hairy tale of man co-mingling with beast to his betterment. The original starred Tommy Kirk and Fred MacMurray, was one of...
Tags: Jane Curtin, Movies, Animals, Dog (animal), Fred MacMurray
Zap2It.comAlthough it's hardly at the heights it once was, NBC's "ER" is still a pretty strong performer in the Nielsens. Including repeats, it's averaging about 12 million viewers a year. Those numbers would be higher if you took out the repeats -- which is...
Kenneth Branagh's film version of the Mozart opera The Magic Flute will receive its world premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The film places the famous opera in a World War I setting, with the score translated into English by Stephen Fry....
The Envelope4:45 p.m. So, less than half an hour till the Oscar ceremony begins. And amazingly, some actresses have actually slipped inside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood without being mauled by E! Entertainment's resident red-carpet manhandler, Isaac Mizrahi. After...
In Irish mythology, there is a land called Tir na nOg, or, in English, "The Land of the Ever Young," islands that lie somewhere beyond Ireland's West Coast and are home to a magical race of people. Such a place exists outside of normal space and time,...
Tribune movie critic4 stars (out of four) The word masterpiece costs nothing to write and means less than nothing in an age when every third picture and each new Clint Eastwood project is proclaimed as such. After two viewings, however, "Letters From Iwo Jima" strikes me...
Tribune movie criticThere's an old cliche of movie history that really fits this year's movies: The films of 2005 -- especially the best ones -- kept shifting between the two great movie extremes of realism and fantasy. Sometimes, they plunged us into harsh truth, as with...
Tags: George Lucas, Alec Guinness, Ed Harris, Gene Wilder, Fiction
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