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May 28, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Rebecca Hall, fresh off her turn as a brilliant biologist in "Iron Man 3," will make her Broadway debut playing a murderess in a revival of "Machinal. " Penned by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell, the expressionist drama is based on the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, who was executed after helping her lover kill her husband. The play debuted on Broadway in 1928 in a staging that costarred a then-unknown Clark Gable. Previews begin Dec. 20 ahead of a Jan. 16 opening at the Roundabout's American Airlines Theater.
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April 11, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants are common on Hollywood movies, but they're not usually this advanced - Carmena studies neuroscience and Maharbiz is a nanotechnology specialist - and even fewer go deep into the weeds with directors. For ‎10 hours, the men pored over the script with the intensity of lab researchers on the verge of a major discovery.
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August 27, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Closed Circuit" is a crisply enjoyable, professionally executed paranoid thriller of the "everyone is out to get us" variety. In an earlier, simpler day, its plotting would have been dismissed as far-fetched, but that was then and this is now. "Closed Circuit" comes at a moment when the U.S. National Security Agency has admitted to extensive spying on civilians and Britain employs half a million closed circuit cameras in London. So not surprisingly a film that posits that governments can spy on whoever they want, whenever they want, ends up being advertised in magazines like The Nation with the tag line "They See Your Every Move.
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February 26, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Before you watch HBO's new miniseries "Parade's End," here's a little advice. Close your eyes and imagine Benedict Cumberbatch's icy hot "Sherlock" and all the good folks at "Downton Abbey. " Now picture them disintegrating, down to the molecular level. A love for them may have drawn you to this five-part adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's Edwardian-period novels in which Cumberbatch stars, but any preconception of this television viewing experience will only send you down the wrong path, where you may flounder among the greenery and miss something important and possibly wonderful happening on screen.
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August 27, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Closed Circuit" is a crisply enjoyable, professionally executed paranoid thriller of the "everyone is out to get us" variety. In an earlier, simpler day, its plotting would have been dismissed as far-fetched, but that was then and this is now. "Closed Circuit" comes at a moment when the U.S. National Security Agency has admitted to extensive spying on civilians and Britain employs half a million closed circuit cameras in London. So not surprisingly a film that posits that governments can spy on whoever they want, whenever they want, ends up being advertised in magazines like The Nation with the tag line "They See Your Every Move.
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February 9, 2005 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps because it's set in a world of hunger and homelessness, corruption and outright tyranny, all the comic love-play in "As You Like It" becomes deeply, unexpectedly touching: evidence of the rebirth -- against all odds -- of the best in human nature. Peter Hall's Theatre Royal Bath staging softens and stylizes the extremes in the play, giving us, for instance, a gauzy projected forest in which the blood-ritual of the deer hunt simply doesn't belong.
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July 11, 2013 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- “Transcendence,” the upcoming Johnny Depp sci-fi film directed by Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister, will get a boost in China from DMG Entertainment, the Beijing-based company that helped add Chinese elements to “Iron Man 3” and “Looper.” But don't look for any extra China-specific footage in the 2014 film. DMG said Thursday it had partnered with Alcon Entertainment to help finance, produce and distribute the movie in China, which is now filming stateside and will be released in the U.S. by Warner Bros.
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January 30, 2005 | David Gritten, Special to The Times
In theater circles here, Sir Peter Hall is renowned for his tireless energy and punishing work ethic. But even by his standards, it's remarkable for a man of 74 to anticipate directing eight productions this year, culminating in his launch of an intriguing new playhouse. Hall brings to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles next week his production of "As You Like It," with his 22-year-old daughter, Rebecca, playing Rosalind -- a performance that has elicited critical raves.
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May 3, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Rebecca Hall loves designer labels. While promoting her new film "Iron Man 3,"  Hall showed off her expensive tastes on the red carpet.  "Shopping is a bit of a relaxing hobby for me, which is sometimes troubling for the bank balance," Hall told Vogue UK . The British actress has professed her love on numerous occasions for the British brand Mulberry and has been seen sitting front row at the label's shows.  Hall doesn't experiment much...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- “Transcendence,” the upcoming Johnny Depp sci-fi film directed by Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister, will get a boost in China from DMG Entertainment, the Beijing-based company that helped add Chinese elements to “Iron Man 3” and “Looper.” But don't look for any extra China-specific footage in the 2014 film. DMG said Thursday it had partnered with Alcon Entertainment to help finance, produce and distribute the movie in China, which is now filming stateside and will be released in the U.S. by Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Rebecca Hall, fresh off her turn as a brilliant biologist in "Iron Man 3," will make her Broadway debut playing a murderess in a revival of "Machinal. " Penned by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell, the expressionist drama is based on the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, who was executed after helping her lover kill her husband. The play debuted on Broadway in 1928 in a staging that costarred a then-unknown Clark Gable. Previews begin Dec. 20 ahead of a Jan. 16 opening at the Roundabout's American Airlines Theater.
NEWS
May 3, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Rebecca Hall loves designer labels. While promoting her new film "Iron Man 3,"  Hall showed off her expensive tastes on the red carpet.  "Shopping is a bit of a relaxing hobby for me, which is sometimes troubling for the bank balance," Hall told Vogue UK . The British actress has professed her love on numerous occasions for the British brand Mulberry and has been seen sitting front row at the label's shows.  Hall doesn't experiment much...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Before you watch HBO's new miniseries "Parade's End," here's a little advice. Close your eyes and imagine Benedict Cumberbatch's icy hot "Sherlock" and all the good folks at "Downton Abbey. " Now picture them disintegrating, down to the molecular level. A love for them may have drawn you to this five-part adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's Edwardian-period novels in which Cumberbatch stars, but any preconception of this television viewing experience will only send you down the wrong path, where you may flounder among the greenery and miss something important and possibly wonderful happening on screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Stephanie Zacharek
All supernatural thrillers spring from the idea that there are things about the human spirit we just can't understand. But an excessively tangled plot can drain all the color from that essential mystery. That's the chief problem with "The Awakening," a quiet, unassuming little ghost story, set in England in the early 1920s, that's ultimately more complicated than it needs to be. Rebecca Hall plays Florence Cathcart, a distinguished author who specializes in debunking supernatural hoaxes.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Stephanie Zacharek
All supernatural thrillers spring from the idea that there are things about the human spirit we just can't understand. But an excessively tangled plot can drain all the color from that essential mystery. That's the chief problem with "The Awakening," a quiet, unassuming little ghost story, set in England in the early 1920s, that's ultimately more complicated than it needs to be. Rebecca Hall plays Florence Cathcart, a distinguished author who specializes in debunking supernatural hoaxes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants are common on Hollywood movies, but they're not usually this advanced - Carmena studies neuroscience and Maharbiz is a nanotechnology specialist - and even fewer go deep into the weeds with directors. For ‎10 hours, the men pored over the script with the intensity of lab researchers on the verge of a major discovery.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2005 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
Perhaps because it's set in a world of hunger and homelessness, corruption and outright tyranny, all the comic love-play in "As You Like It" becomes deeply, unexpectedly touching: evidence of the rebirth -- against all odds -- of the best in human nature. Peter Hall's Theatre Royal Bath staging softens and stylizes the extremes in the play, giving us, for instance, a gauzy projected forest in which the blood-ritual of the deer hunt simply doesn't belong.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2005 | David Gritten, Special to The Times
In theater circles here, Sir Peter Hall is renowned for his tireless energy and punishing work ethic. But even by his standards, it's remarkable for a man of 74 to anticipate directing eight productions this year, culminating in his launch of an intriguing new playhouse. Hall brings to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles next week his production of "As You Like It," with his 22-year-old daughter, Rebecca, playing Rosalind -- a performance that has elicited critical raves.
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