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Zap2It.comIf you think it's hard out there for a pimp, you should ask Universal Pictures about the difficulties for a "Gangster." The studio has asked Oscar winning screenwriter Steve Zaillian to return to the frequently reimagined crime drama "American Gangster."...
Zap2It.comGavin Hood's boundless enthusiasm for "Tsotsi" is evident in his willingness to subject himself to not one, but two interviews to promote the Oscar-winning film's DVD release. After a technical gaffe erased the first 25 minutes we talked, Hood promptly...
Tags: Athol Fugard, Movies, DVDs, Los Angeles, Entertainment
Sun ReportersThere is no tougher room than the Academy Awards. Just ask Jon Stewart, whose stint as Oscar host Sunday night at times drew a chilly reception from the star-studded audience in front of him. For a while, he seemed destined to join an ignominious group:...
Tags: Periodicals, Movies, Television, Iraq, Academy Awards
Times Staff Writer"Munich" is no small thing. No film by Steven Spielberg ever is, but even for this avatar of Hollywood filmmaking this is something apart, the most questioning, provocative film he's ever made. A director who once proclaimed "I dream for a living,"...
Tags: Golda Meir, Germany, Steven Spielberg, Hanns Zischler, Movies
Natasha Richardson, the luminous British actress from one of the world's great acting families, whose performances ranged from the high-brow drama "The Handmaid's Tale" to the lightweight comedy "The Parent Trap" and the Tony-winning Broadway production...
Tags: Music Theater, Movies, Television, Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Lopez
Patrick White, the first great novelist to come out of Australia, was born in 1912, won the Nobel Prize in 1973, died in 1990 and his work promptly dropped from fashion. His style of narrative-driven psychological modernism seemed outmoded, perhaps,...
Tags: Francis Bacon, Death, Thomas Keneally, Comedy (genre), Bacon
Zap2It.comA decade may have passed since the American Film Institute last listed the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, but the film at the top remains unchanged. Unveiled on Wednesday (June 20) night in a three-hour CBS special, the new AFI list was still topped by...
Times Staff WriterIt's not unusual for documentaries to dominate a festival. And this year's Los Angeles Film Festival is no exception, with a strong group of nonfiction works largely connected by a search for justice and redemption. Below are 10 recommended films from...
Special to The TimesSteven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
Zap2It.comHollywood, the site of so many blockbusters, is also the home of the annual Los Angeles Film Festival, which champions cinema's more independent cousins. Zap2it will be on hand for all 11 days to chat with stars and celebrities, consume lobster and...
If members of the New York Film Critics Circle voted today for their awards, "Volver" would probably win best picture, director (Pedro Almodovar) and actress (Penelope Cruz, fending off a devilish challenge from Meryl Streep). The lead actor race is a...
Times Staff Writer"All the King's Men" is a somber film about loss, betrayal and regret. With its emphasis on human frailty, the death of dreams and wasted potential, this celebrated story of the uses and abuses of political and personal power has a strong sense of drama...
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