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June 28, 2007 |
Roscoe Ward, the eldest of four brothers in New York state whose story was featured in the award-winning 1992 documentary "Brother's Keeper" after one of the brothers was charged with murdering his sibling, has died. He was 88. Ward died Saturday at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville, N.Y. He had lived at the facility three years. "Roscoe had life to him," said Ralph Cognetti, the lawyer who successfully defended brother Delbert on the 1990 murder charge.
April 10, 2013 |
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its jury for the 2013 edition, and it's the usual mix of star names and unexpected public personalities. The world narrative competition jury will include playwright and filmmaker Kenny Lonergan, director Paul Haggis and actresses Bryce Dallas-Howard and Blythe Danner, as well as Time Magazine senior editor Jessica Winter. Meanwhile, Whoopi Goldberg will serve on the world documentary jury, joining directors Sandi Dubowski and Joe Berlinger and actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Mira Sorvino.
May 7, 2010
A roundup of this morning's arts and entertainment headlines: Elvis Presley's doctor claims the king died from chronic constipation. Eat your fiber! (Fox News) The official site for J.J. Abrams' "Super 8" has launched. (Official site) Meanwhile, the much-buzzed-about trailer has leaked. (Movie Viral) Gustavo Dudamel pulled a neck muscle Thursday night while conducting the L.A. Philharmonic. (Los Angeles Times) The long-bickering actors unions are considering merging.
October 31, 1996 |
Three 8-year-old boys are found slaughtered in an Arkansas woods. Three unsavory-looking suspects are brought in as allegations of satanic worship saturate the airwaves. Parents are grieving, the public is seething, the case seems open-and-shut. And the movie audience has become a lynch mob. Yes, we viewers are righteously sandbagged at the outset of "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills," but that's OK.
November 25, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Mary J. Blige; Troy Polamalu; Susan Boyle. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America "Dare to Dream"; Black Friday; Ali Vincent. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV The Nate Berkus Show Nate visits First Lady Michelle Obama; a White House garden tour; White House executive chef. 3 p.m. KNBC The Ellen DeGeneres Show Felicity Huffman; Cirque du Soleil's "Iris. " (N) 4 p.m. KNBC Anderson Jerry Seinfeld; George Wallace.
May 23, 2013 |
The last time Metallica was at the center of a high-profile Hollywood movie -- in Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's revealing 2004 documentary "Some Kind of Monster" -- the members of the influential heavy-metal outfit spent most of their time on-screen talking about their feelings. Judging by a trailer released this week, that appears not to be the case with "Through the Never," a new Metallica concert film due in theaters on Sept. 27. The movie, directed by Nimród Antal of "Predators" and "Kontroll" semi-fame, combines footage shot last year at several Metallica concerts in Vancouver, Canada, with a fictional narrative in which one of the band's crew members (played by Dane DeHaan)
October 27, 2000 |
A fake spawned by a bigger, more successful fake, "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" was doomed to be inconsequential and forgettable, and it is. Despite grossing $250 million worldwide on a $30,000 budget, the original "Blair Witch Project" was no more than a mildly spooky charade powered by a brilliant marketing campaign.
October 17, 2013 |
NEW YORK - When it came out a decade ago, “Capturing the Friedmans” riveted audiences with, among other things, its ambiguity: Did the documentary's Arnold and Jesse Friedman engage in the numerous acts of molestation that prosecutors alleged they did? The position of Jesse Friedman in particular, was unclear. As filmgoers will recall, the younger Friedman, barely 19 at the time of the charges in 1988, pleaded guilty when he realized there was no chance of winning at trial - and went to prison for 13 years - but has otherwise steadfastly maintained his innocence.