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This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers and is reprinted here with permission.
The opening of Kristina Ohlsson’s The Disappeared is one of the most disturbing in recent memory. An unnamed woman watches an …

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Winners of BENJAMIN BUTTON Movie Program

November 18, 2008 – 3:25 am |

Congratulations to Chandan of Manchester, England; Greg of St. Charles, Missouri; and Ji of Frisco, Texas for winning a program from an L.A. preview screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Their names were …

Comparison Between BENJAMIN BUTTON the Story and the Movie

November 16, 2008 – 1:48 am | 10 Comments
Comparison Between BENJAMIN BUTTON the Story and the Movie

After seeing the movie last week, I sought out the short story to see how they compare. I was surprised to find that, except for the title, lead character’s name and general concept of a …

BENJAMIN BUTTON Q & A with Brad Pitt and David Fincher

November 12, 2008 – 6:59 pm | 2 Comments

On Monday, November 10, Brad Pitt and David Fincher came to the Mann Bruin theater in Westwood to discuss The Curious Case of Benjamin Button after a preview screening (click here for my review). Pitt, …

Scoop! Review of THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Plus Q & A with Brad Pitt, David Fincher

November 11, 2008 – 6:00 am | 33 Comments
Scoop! Review of THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Plus Q & A with Brad Pitt, David Fincher

Last night, I attended the first L.A. audience screening (meaning not a test screening) of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (out Dec. 25), where Brad Pitt and director David Fincher did Q & A …

Exclusive Backstage Look at the BAFTA/LA Awards–Conclusion

November 9, 2008 – 6:12 pm | One Comment
Exclusive Backstage Look at the BAFTA/LA Awards–Conclusion

This is Part Two of an exclusive report from inside the BAFTA/LA Awards. Click here for Part One. All pictures are also exclusive.
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The next award was The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. …

Exclusive Backstage Look at the BAFTA/LA Awards–Part One

November 8, 2008 – 4:40 pm |
Exclusive Backstage Look at the BAFTA/LA Awards–Part One

Here I go again with another exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a star-studded event that wasn’t televised. I did some Googling and am confident that this detailed write-up isn’t published anywhere else. Other media outlets may …

CHANGELING Script Required No Changes

November 4, 2008 – 5:01 pm | One Comment
CHANGELING Script Required No Changes

Over the years, many movies have been made that were “based on a true story.” At the beginning of Changeling, I noticed something different: A title card read simply “A True Story.”
The movie’s writer, J. …

Removal of THE WORLD OF NICK ADAMS posts

November 4, 2008 – 3:55 pm | 2 Comments

The posts offering an inside look at The World of Nick Adams have been removed.¬†Though the writer and I thought we were shedding a positive light and spreading¬†awareness of a worthy cause, we received word …

Celebrities Say DON’T Vote in PSA (video)

October 29, 2008 – 11:50 am | One Comment

Have you seen this video? It’s a PSA with Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise, Scarlett Johansson and a bunch of others trying to use reverse psychology to get people to …

Entertainment News Roundup–Score or Snore?

October 27, 2008 – 1:21 pm | One Comment

This is the first in a weekly feature called “Scores and Snores,” a roundup of entertainment news where you decide if it’s good news (Score!) or bad (Snore). Vote and see if others agree with …

HEARTLAND fan in Shondaland?

October 24, 2008 – 4:16 pm | 4 Comments

I had a weird deja vu moment last night watching Grey’s Anatomy. One of the plots was about a bunch of people donating kidneys to complete strangers so that their loved ones, with whom they …

One Cool Ride with Don Winslow’s THE DAWN PATROL

October 21, 2008 – 7:17 pm | 3 Comments
One Cool Ride with Don Winslow’s THE DAWN PATROL

My friend Betsy had been recommending Don Winslow’s The Dawn Patrol to me for a few months but I’d resisted ’cause I found out it was about surfing. I’ve never surfed, don’t know anything about …

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