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January 12, 2010
Shutter Island Based on the Novel by Dennis Lehane Graphic Novel Adaptation by Christian de Metter Tokyopop: 128 pp., $21.99 paper
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October 14, 2012 | By Dick Lochte
LIVE BY NIGHT A Novel by Dennis Lehane William Morrow: 416 p.p., $27.99 In a recent interview, Dennis Lehane told fellow author Stephen Anable, "one of the reasons I write is because of all the Jimmy Cagney movies I watched when I was young. The gangster novel is my favorite sub-genre. " Although his fame comes from a different sub-genre - a series of critically acclaimed private-eye novels - and the not-quite-ganglandish "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island," Lehane's new book is unquestionably a gangster novel.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2010
Director Martin Scorsese's dark and devious brain tease is as much a conversation as a movie. It's in the best noir tradition and filled with delicious references there for the finding. Leonardo DiCaprio's performance is sweat-on-the-brow, worry-in-the-eyes terrific as the cop with a major mystery to solve. But if you think Leo's got a lot on his mind, with a twist around every corner of the isolated asylum for the criminally insane where an inmate's gone missing, that's nothing compared to what Scorsese has in store for the rest of us. Instead of tying up loose ends, he keeps unraveling them so by the time he drops the big one, you should be good for hours of post-cinema parsing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2010 | By Sarah Weinman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For the last decade, Dennis Lehane has been resolute in interviews and appearances that Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, the popular private-eye team who starred in his first five books, weren't returning any time soon. But like any smart author worth his or her salt, especially someone with the bestsellers "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island" under his belt, he left the door open for them to return if they so chose. Now, to the delight of his longest-serving fans, Patrick and Angie have returned in "Moonlight Mile," a sequel to Lehane's 1998 bestseller (and basis for the 2007 film)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2010 | By Ben Fritz
When "Shutter Island" opened with an average grade from moviegoers of just C+, Paramount Pictures had to wonder: Did audiences genuinely dislike the movie, or were they just unsure what to think of the twist ending as they walked out of theaters? The studio got the answer it wanted this weekend, as ticket sales for the Martin Scorsese-directed thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio declined a relatively modest 46%, indicating that word-of-mouth is pushing the picture along, rather than sinking it. "Shutter Island" easily topped the box office chart this weekend, selling a studio-estimated $22.2 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher
Back in 1941, a Russian immigrant named Albert Lewis Kanter had (literally) a novel idea for the fledgling medium of the American comic book -- he launched Classics Illustrated, a series that lived up to its name by converting "Ivanhoe," "Jane Eyre," "The Iliad" and scores of other bookshelf familiars into funny-book fodder. It was a high-minded mission, really, but it had its share of creaky moments; let's face it, a 52-page comic book isn't the most obvious format for "Lord Jim."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2010 | By John Horn
Movies can be like wine: Once uncorked, they don't often last long on the shelf. But Hollywood history could be a lot kinder to the postponed "Shutter Island," and the movie's last-minute date change might actually work to the thriller's advantage. Just six weeks before director Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel about the criminally insane was scheduled to hit theaters last October, Paramount Pictures pulled the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring movie from its year-end lineup.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2010 | By Ben Fritz
Paramount Pictures looks to have something on its hands this weekend that has become a rare commodity in Hollywood: a hit R-rated drama. The release of the Martin Scorsese-directed thriller "Shutter Island," which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, was delayed from October to Friday because of financial concerns at Paramount. The postponement, which came after some marketing materials had already released, doesn't seem to have hurt the movie's chances, however. Pre-release surveys of potential moviegoers show "Shutter Island" generating healthy interest among all audience segments, according to people who have seen the data.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Is it just me, or does it seem as if Leonardo DiCaprio's acting career has somehow lost its way in the seventh level of "Inception's" labyrinth? Or worse, is he locked into the nightmare limbo that the Christopher Nolan psychological thriller keeps alluding to? Questions such as these have been running through my mind lately, occasionally even disturbing my dreams, because his "Inception" character, Cobb, is just the latest iteration of what I've come to think of as "the DiCaprio type" — intelligently handsome but intensely tortured, like his possibly insane detective in "Shutter Island.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2010 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Shutter Island Paramount, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99 The ongoing collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio takes a weird (and weirdly profitable) turn with "Shutter Island," a gothic thriller based on a Dennis Lehane bestseller. DiCaprio plays a lawman in 1954 investigating a disappearance at a mental institution and uncovering a conspiracy involving McCarthy-era hysteria, atomic paranoia, and a secret from his own past. Scorsese goes way over the top with the visuals but never loses track of the dark emotions at the center of the piece.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2010
Director Martin Scorsese's dark and devious brain tease is as much a conversation as a movie. It's in the best noir tradition and filled with delicious references there for the finding. Leonardo DiCaprio's performance is sweat-on-the-brow, worry-in-the-eyes terrific as the cop with a major mystery to solve. But if you think Leo's got a lot on his mind, with a twist around every corner of the isolated asylum for the criminally insane where an inmate's gone missing, that's nothing compared to what Scorsese has in store for the rest of us. Instead of tying up loose ends, he keeps unraveling them so by the time he drops the big one, you should be good for hours of post-cinema parsing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2010
Estimated sales in the U.S. and Canada: Movie (studio) 3-day gross (millions) Percentage change from last weekend Total (millions) Days in release 1 "Alice in Wonderland" (Disney) $62 -47% $208.6 10 2 "Green Zone" (Universal/Relativity) $14.5 NA $14.5 3 3 "She's Out of My League" (Paramount/ DreamWorks)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2010 | By Richard Winton
A dispute at a Lancaster movie theater during a screening of "Shutter Island" ended with someone plunging a meat thermometer into the neck of the man who complained about someone sitting near him talking on a cellphone during the show. The incident occurred two weeks ago at the Cinemark 22 theater, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The theater was packed for a 9 p.m. Saturday screening of the Martin Scorsese film when the moviegoer complained about a woman near him using a cellphone.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2010 | By Ben Fritz
When "Shutter Island" opened with an average grade from moviegoers of just C+, Paramount Pictures had to wonder: Did audiences genuinely dislike the movie, or were they just unsure what to think of the twist ending as they walked out of theaters? The studio got the answer it wanted this weekend, as ticket sales for the Martin Scorsese-directed thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio declined a relatively modest 46%, indicating that word-of-mouth is pushing the picture along, rather than sinking it. "Shutter Island" easily topped the box office chart this weekend, selling a studio-estimated $22.2 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2010 | By Ben Fritz
What once looked like a clear-cut weekend at the box office has turned into a pitched battle. Overture Films' horror remake "The Crazies" has come on strong in pre-release surveys of moviegoers and has a shot at challenging Warner Bros.' buddy comedy "Cop Out" to be the top new film this weekend, people familiar with the situation said. Just a couple of weeks ago, Warner's bigger budget movie, which stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, appeared certain to prevail. Now both movies are on track to open to between $15 million and $20 million in sales in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2010
Inclement weather is nothing new in the movies, but the raging hurricane needed for Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" proved to be a challenge for special effects coordinator R. Bruce Steinheimer. "Shutter" cinematographer Robert Richardson "is known for his wide crane shots," Steinheimer said. But the wide crane shots in and around the film's location in Medfield, Mass., meant that Steinheimer couldn't rely on the usual rain bars -- there weren't any big enough. He had to bring in a 140-foot-wide light truss, like the kind used in rock concerts, and rig it with water hoses to douse the actors with more than half a million gallons of water.
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