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August 7, 2017 – 1:37 am | 7 Comments

Summer is almost over and I’m relieved because I’m melting. But I’ve had more excellent reads this summer than I did in the past few years, and many of the standout books are August releases.
Here are our recommendations this …

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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
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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
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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 | No Comment
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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
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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
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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 …

WHAT JUST HAPPENED with Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis

October 17, 2008 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
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When I was invited last week to a screening of What Just Happened (limited release, Oct. 17), my first reaction was, “What the who?” Though the movie was directed by Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man) …

TV Review: ELI STONE

October 15, 2008 – 8:26 pm | 3 Comments
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I watch a lot of mystery/thrillers on TV—24, The Closer, House, Monk, Burn Notice, The Mentalist, to name a few—because I enjoy trying to crack the case before the protagonists do. But even if I …

I’ve seen WATCHMEN!

October 13, 2008 – 3:53 pm | 5 Comments
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OK, I haven’t seen the whole thing but I did some work on it and got to see quite a bit and what I saw was craaaaaaazy. Zack Snyder, the director, loves him some violence. …

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