January 11, 2011 |
Nicole Kidman is pouring Aaron Eckhart a cup of coffee and trying to remind him how they met. "At a party? It was one of those things in New York where you pass in the night? Stop! You know where we met!" Eckhart shakes his head in bewilderment, a twinkle in his eye. There's the easy camaraderie here of people who have experienced some living together, and indeed they have ? Eckhart and Kidman play spouses and consorts in grief in the drama "Rabbit Hole. " As Becca and Howie Corbett, suburban New Yorkers who have suffered the death of a child, the two actors embarked on a harrowing, human and at times even humorous journey together.
April 9, 2011 |
And the White Knight is talking backwards/And the Red Queen's "off with her head" . . . If we're a long way from the '60s when the problem was a scourge that wore green, not the red queen scaring Alice in Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," this was the Lakers' season on the other side of the looking glass. Remember Miami routing them here on Christmas? Remember Kobe Bryant promising to kick rear ends at practice, announcing: "You don't just have two rings and say we're satisfied with what we've got. . . . I'm not rolling with that.
September 15, 2006 |
For a young woman who recently decked a stranger in a bar brawl, lost her job at Applebee's and got knocked up by a guy who's still living with his old girlfriend, Izzy sure has a lot of advice to give. Trying to help her investment-banker brother-in-law sell his house, she urges him to change the robot sheets in the small bedroom. "If you had a kid, would you wanna move into a house where a boy just died?" she asks.
December 21, 2002 |
The premise sounds as nonsensical as anything from the pen of Lewis Carroll: a storybook's extraordinary illustrations prompting the creation of a play for radio. But the contemporary art by DeLoss McGraw in the 2001 edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" made the book so popular among listeners when KCRW-FM (89.9) gave it away as a premium last year that station management decided to stage a dramatic reading of the classic children's story.
December 28, 2010 |
Miles Teller almost died a few years ago. After spending a few days at a Connecticut music festival, he and two buddies were road tripping home to Florida. Cruising down the highway at 75 mph, Teller's friend tried to switch lanes and nearly hit another vehicle. He jerked the steering wheel back but lost control of the car, which went across three lanes of traffic, into a grass median, and flipped seven times. Teller was thrown 25 feet and awoke covered in blood. "I still have two rocks in my face," the boyish 23-year-old actor said, showing off scars on his chin, neck and shoulder.
July 20, 2003 |
"Neo-Dickensian" is the adjective Rupert Holmes' publishers suggest to tout his first novel, and it's apt, up to a point. "Where the Truth Lies" is a big, juicy book with pungent dialogue, vivid description, outsized characters, a convoluted plot and no end of jokes. Moreover, Holmes has an affinity for Charles Dickens: He won multiple Tony awards for adapting the Victorian master's unfinished last novel, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," into a Broadway hit.