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The year that was brought a number of hype-filled hits. Some of that hoopla was deserved. Plenty of it wasn’t. So which movies received the most undue recognition? According to an informal survey around the L.A. Times newsroom, there are several...
The 3-D re-release of James Cameron's "Titanic" in early 2012 was a worldwide box-office success (though nowhere near the scale of the original 1997 movie's theatrical run), and it performed best in China. The re-release grossed over $100 million,...
With the film version of "Les Miserables" opening at the top of the Christmas Day box office there's renewed interest in the classic musical around the Internet. This is causing people to discover all kinds of fascinating aspects to "Les Miz" fandom,...
The National Society of Film Critics named "Amour," Michael Haneke's heartbreaking drama about an elderly couple, the best film of 2012 on Saturday. Haneke was named best director and Emmanuelle Riva was named best actress. "The Master" came in...
Two vastly different films about the scourge of slavery in America, a thriller about the rescue of American hostages in Iran and a study of the dogged quest to capture one of the world's most wanted men -- Osama bin Laden -- were among the top nominees...
The nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday by Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms. Steven Spielberg's epic on the 16th president, "Lincoln," stood out in the film categories with seven Golden Globe nominations, followed...
Well, it'll be a while before we get to see the film that was voted best picture of 2012 by the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday: Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which deals with the hunt for O. bin Laden. It doesn't open in wide circulation...
I'm pretty sure we can account for three of the best-male-actor nominees when the Academy Awards lists come out on Jan. 10. I've just seen a trio of excellent performances: Denzel Washington in "Flight," Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" and John Hawkes in...
Jack Black and Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine don't make the most expected combination of stars, but their teamwork fuels this fact-inspired tale from filmmaker Richard Linklater. Black plays an assistant funeral director who becomes everything to a...
*** (out of four) Other filmmakers would condescend to the small-town folks of Carthage, Texas, who provide running commentary throughout the true-life tale in “Bernie.” Not Richard Linklater, though. The “Dazed and Confused”...
At the opening of director and co-writer Richard Linklater's East Texas shuffle "Bernie," the small-town mortician played with unusual restraint by Jack Black conducts a master class in how to prepare a body for a first-class open-casket funeral, going...
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May 17, 2012 |Column| RedEye
May 25, 2012 |Resource Link| Baltimore Sun
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