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April 5, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Hollywood power couple Daniel Craig (a.k.a. James Bond) and Rachel Weisz (most recently in "Oz: The Great and Powerful") are to head to Broadway in the fall, costarring as husband and wife in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal. " Tony Award winner Mike Nichols is to direct the revival and Scott Rudin will produce, Rudin's office announced Friday. The production marks Craig's return to Broadway after the hugely successful "A Steady Rain," which costarred Hugh Jackman, in 2009. The Pinter play will be Weisz's Broadway debut, though she's no stranger to theater.
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October 27, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK - Wielding silence as deftly as he harnessed speech, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote plays that have the precision of musical scores. Much of the joy in encountering these extravagantly minimalist works in performance is noticing where the stresses have been placed and interpretive liberties taken. "Betrayal," first produced in London in 1978, is the Pinter play that has lately been drawing the starriest interpreters. In Ian Rickson's 2011 West End revival, Kristin Scott Thomas was like an icy cinder, coolly burning her way to the heart of this drama that lays bare the gamesmanship of marital infidelity.
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October 10, 2013 | By David Ng
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet. "Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, with rising British actor Rafe Spall as the third party.  Ticket sales for the run's first week in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre exceeded $1.1...
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October 10, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 6 - 12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies        Arsenio Hall The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Jimmy Kimmel Live Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Dr. Phil Rachael Ray Steve Harvey Craig Ferguson "America's Next Top Model" CBS SERIES ...
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March 23, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Deep Blue Sea" shows us where love has gone, reveals the dark and despairing places where ardor has shipwrecked and run aground. Exceptionally well-made and completely fearless in its depiction of the widest range of romantic emotions, this is a film as fiercely committed to passion as its heroine, and that's saying a lot. As played by Rachel Weisz in a performance every bit as compelling as her Oscar-winning work in "The Constant Gardener," Hester...
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October 27, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK - Wielding silence as deftly as he harnessed speech, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote plays that have the precision of musical scores. Much of the joy in encountering these extravagantly minimalist works in performance is noticing where the stresses have been placed and interpretive liberties taken. "Betrayal," first produced in London in 1978, is the Pinter play that has lately been drawing the starriest interpreters. In Ian Rickson's 2011 West End revival, Kristin Scott Thomas was like an icy cinder, coolly burning her way to the heart of this drama that lays bare the gamesmanship of marital infidelity.
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April 22, 2001 | SCARLET CHENG, Scarlet Cheng is a regular contributor to Calendar
Some actors live by typecasting, some by versatility. British actress Rachel Weisz belongs in the latter camp, nearly unrecognizable as she slips from role to role. This year she brings her considerable range to three very different films. As an adept comedian, both dark and light, physical and verbal, she takes center stage in the upcoming "The Mummy Returns" and the new art-house film "Beautiful Creatures."
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August 2, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
Beyond the economic and political ramifications of globalization, consider its effect on movie stories: the cross-cultural slice-and-dice, á la "Babel," that too often passes for meaning and resonance. In"360,"the new border-hopping feature from"City of God"director Fernando Mereilles, the faux profundity runs deep, infecting nearly every exchange in each vignette, whether the setting is Berlin, Bratislava or Paris. Mereilles avoids touristy shots of his multiple locations, yet any sense of realism is undone by contrivance.
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October 10, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 6 - 12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies        Arsenio Hall The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Jimmy Kimmel Live Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Dr. Phil Rachael Ray Steve Harvey Craig Ferguson "America's Next Top Model" CBS SERIES ...
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July 31, 2011 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rachel Weisz, 41, digs into intense territory in her latest film, "The Whistleblower," opening Friday. Weisz, who recently married James Bond, a.k.a. Daniel Craig, plays the real-life Kathryn Bolkovac, a U.N. police monitor in Bosnia who exposes a sex trafficking ring involving employees of private military contractor DynCorp. How did you get involved with "The Whistleblower"? I was first sent it by Amy Kaufman, the producer of "The Constant Gardener. " And it must have been a while ago, because my son is now 5, and I was pregnant.
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October 10, 2013 | By David Ng
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet. "Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, with rising British actor Rafe Spall as the third party.  Ticket sales for the run's first week in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre exceeded $1.1...
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April 5, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Hollywood power couple Daniel Craig (a.k.a. James Bond) and Rachel Weisz (most recently in "Oz: The Great and Powerful") are to head to Broadway in the fall, costarring as husband and wife in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal. " Tony Award winner Mike Nichols is to direct the revival and Scott Rudin will produce, Rudin's office announced Friday. The production marks Craig's return to Broadway after the hugely successful "A Steady Rain," which costarred Hugh Jackman, in 2009. The Pinter play will be Weisz's Broadway debut, though she's no stranger to theater.
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March 1, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Barely a mile from where James Franco, the wizard in Disney's new "Oz: The Great and Powerful," was recently giving interviews sat a billboard touting a middle-school stage production. " 'The Wizard of Oz' is coming!" it proclaimed, an endearing promotion that the master shyster himself might appreciate. Down the street, some of Hollywood's top actors were talking up their $200 million plus production of "Oz," but inside these halls pre-adolescent cowardly lions and scarecrows were dutifully rehearsing their numbers.
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December 4, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
The New York Film Critics Circle's selection of "Zero Dark Thirty" as the year's best picture moves that film and its director, Kathryn Bigelow, whom the group also awarded, to the head of a pack of well-reviewed contenders at the beginning of an awards season that culminates Feb. 24 with the Oscars. "Zero Dark Thirty," the action thriller chronicling the decade-long hunt for and eventual killing of Osama bin Laden, has emerged as a favorite among reviewers and film writers since its initial screenings Thanksgiving weekend.
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November 29, 2012 | By Michael Ordoña
It's London in the early 1950s. In a neighborhood still scarred from the Blitz, a beautiful woman of about 40 sits numbly polishing her lover's shoes in their grim apartment. She has chosen between the devil she knows - a safe, luxurious life with her older, dull husband - and the deep blue sea: an explosive affair with a younger, unstable Royal Air Force veteran. As she discovers that the younger man will never love her as she does him, she finds herself drowning. "They're making small talk at the end of the relationship; he's taking his bags and leaving," says Rachel Weisz, who was nominated for her performance as "The Deep Blue Sea's" Hester by the London Critics' Circle and the Evening Standard.
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August 9, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"There was never just one. " That advertising tag line for "The Bourne Legacy"has an almost apologetic ring to it, as if making a Bourne film without Matt Damon - the star of the first three and the epitome of the empathetic killing machine that is Jason Bourne - was a brash and risky move. As it turns out, no one needed to worry, because few films have less to apologize for than this one. Complex, unexpected and dazzling, alternating relentless tension with resonant emotional moments, this is an exemplary espionage thriller that has a strong sense of what it wants to accomplish and how best to get there.
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November 29, 2012 | By Michael Ordoña
It's London in the early 1950s. In a neighborhood still scarred from the Blitz, a beautiful woman of about 40 sits numbly polishing her lover's shoes in their grim apartment. She has chosen between the devil she knows - a safe, luxurious life with her older, dull husband - and the deep blue sea: an explosive affair with a younger, unstable Royal Air Force veteran. As she discovers that the younger man will never love her as she does him, she finds herself drowning. "They're making small talk at the end of the relationship; he's taking his bags and leaving," says Rachel Weisz, who was nominated for her performance as "The Deep Blue Sea's" Hester by the London Critics' Circle and the Evening Standard.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
Beyond the economic and political ramifications of globalization, consider its effect on movie stories: the cross-cultural slice-and-dice, á la "Babel," that too often passes for meaning and resonance. In"360,"the new border-hopping feature from"City of God"director Fernando Mereilles, the faux profundity runs deep, infecting nearly every exchange in each vignette, whether the setting is Berlin, Bratislava or Paris. Mereilles avoids touristy shots of his multiple locations, yet any sense of realism is undone by contrivance.
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