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Christopher Guest, the director of "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," has made a TV series for HBO. The eight-episode "Family Tree," which premieres Sunday, is his first work in seven years, and like his films it is sweet and funny and not a little...
Italian classic films directed by masters of cinema Federico Fellini, Vittorio de Sica and Michelangelo Antonioni will be vying for viewers' attention Thursday evening. The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood presents Fellini's...
The press notes for "If I Were You" indicate that writer-director Joan Carr-Wiggin's favorite director is Preston Sturges, but there's little of the master's zip, wit or taste for desperate absurdity in this ill-conceived marital farce. Moments after...
Tags: Marcia Gay Harden, Adultery, Nancy Meyers
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say: OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelYes, “It's a Wonderful Life” is a tradition on NBC, and it's airing at 8 tonight. But Jimmy Stewart has a lot of competition, some of it very worthy, Saturday night. A sampling: ***ABC Family starts its 25 Days of Christmas festival with a...
Amy Poehler has been a comedian of note for some time now — it's already 11 years since she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (and three and change since she left it), and before that there was "The Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central...
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 25 - Dec. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Will Matthew and Lady Mary marry? Whither Mr. Bates? The answers to those and other questions will have to wait...
Tags: Art Carney, J.J. Abrams, Holidays, Elizabeth Taylor, Rod Stewart
What are the three most important films for American voters to watch as we prepare for Election Day in November? Is your choice "The Great McGinty"? That's an almost ancient but wickedly clever Preston Sturges film about a drunken bum picked out of the...
College is a strange, serendipitous time and place: Events, experiences, strangers come swooping into your life like birds of prey and before you know it you're carried off somewhere wholly new. In "Damsels in Distress," writer-director-cinematic dandy...
In "Sullivan's Travels," an ambitious, conscience-stricken member of Hollywood's leisure class decides he has had it with fluff. He can't stomach making another movie of zero social significance, a movie with a title like "Ants in Your Pants of 1939"...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Movies, Literature, Travel, Portage Park
LA Times MagazineBiographers take you inside the art and science of their craft—and it's not as tame as you may think...
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