October 17, 2013 |
Like father, like son. "2 Jacks," Bernard Rose's cleverly faithful adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's short story "Two Hussars," takes place over the course of two wild nights in Hollywood. In the first, presented mostly in black and white except for some whimsical tinted accents, legendary director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston) sweeps into town to raise money for his next picture, which he's shooting in the Belgian Congo. Apparently penniless, with a reputation for making movies that don't make any money, he skates by on the goodwill of sycophants in a Hollywood version of how Hollywood works.
October 10, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Mindful that you might be reading this over breakfast, we'll spare you the gruesome zombie photos and instead give you Danai Gurira, below, as the mysterious Michonne, to herald the return of the apocalyptic horror-drama "The Walking Dead. " (AMC, 9 p.m.) MONDAY Driven from his tribal lands, determined to keep a promise to his dying son, a Native American sues the federal government, and a little-known chapter in U.S. history is revealed, in the new documentary "Standing Bear's Footsteps.
January 14, 2007
With its increasing proximity to the Oscar nomination deadline, the once-sleepy Palm Springs International Film Festival awards has burst into a serious A-list star scene. This year's 18th annual black tie gala Jan. 6 honored a slew of potential Oscar contenders, including "Babel" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Rinko Kikuchi and Adriana Barraza; and "Little Children" director Todd Field. 1.
December 6, 2006 |
Disney / Touchstone Spellbinding turns in "The Prestige" by Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. Rudy Youngblood has an outside chance for "Apocalypto." Focus Features Derek Luke has momentum for "Catch a Fire." Fox Searchlight Oscar may shine on Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland"), Richard Griffiths ("The History Boys"), Aaron Eckhart ("Thank You for Smoking") and, possibly, Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine").
October 19, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 21 - 27 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SPECIALS Funny as Hell 2012: More performances from the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal (8 p.m. BBC America). MOVIES A Nanny's Revenge: A woman schemes to punish the man she blames for the death of her parents in this 2012 TV drama starring Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Victoria Pratt (8 p.m. Lifetime). I Married Who?
March 8, 2009 |
Everyone should talk about: Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" After the album leaked online last month got an advance rave in this paper, there's no reason not to give Clarkson a second chance. "My December" is in the past. Her new disc promises plenty of Pink-style independent woman, kiss-off power pop that shreds her every last vocal cord. In the best way, of course. (Tuesday) -- Got kids? You will want to talk about: "Pinocchio" Forget having a wooden nose.
October 28, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Scare Tactics: Tracy Morgan hosts this special 3?1/2?-hour marathon of new episodes, featuring hidden-camera pranks with a sci-fi/horror twist (7:30; 8; 8:30; 9; 9:30; 10; 10:30 p.m. Syfy). The Voice: The knockout round begins (8 p.m. NBC). Hawaii Five-0: On Halloween McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and the Five-0 team investigate a gruesome murder with a ritualistic connection and they suspect the killer is about to strike again, in this new episode (10 p.m. CBS)
June 25, 2013 |
The British are coming! To the attention of the U.S. film industry, that is. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Tuesday that it would launch “Brits to Watch: The Screenings,” a showcase of up-and-coming film talent from the United Kingdom. The series, in partnership with the British Council, will be shown in Los Angeles and New York over a 12-month period. It will kick off on July 25 with director Clio Bernard's “The Selfish Giant,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. FULL COVERAGE: Film festivals Stemming from BAFTA's 2011 "Brits to Watch" initiative, which introduced 42 British newcomers to the U.S. film industry at a gala event in Los Angeles, the screening series will allow each actor, director, writer or producer to introduce, and then screen a sample of his or her work to the audience.
August 8, 2007 |
PITTSBURGH -- Maybe it's this former steel town's blue-collar tradition. Or its down-to-earth reputation. Or its many connections to the entertainment industry. Whatever the reason, Pittsburgh has become a popular setting for TV shows. Spike TV's bank heist miniseries "The Kill Point" is set here and was shot here too.
April 5, 2011 |
Two tabloid journalists were arrested Tuesday in a phone-hacking scandal that has reached into the highest echelons of Britain's government and involved the royal family. The two men were arrested on suspicion of illegally intercepting voice mail messages left on cellphones. Authorities declined to name the pair, but British news reports identified them as Neville Thurlbeck and Ian Edmondson, the chief reporter and former news editor, respectively, of the News of the World, a British weekly specializing in celebrity gossip and sensational stories.