Daily Archives: January 2, 2012

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Reconsidered.

Is there any female character in modern film as immediately identifiable as Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in 1961’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s?” A half-century on from its original release, director Blake Edwards’ adaptation of the Truman Capote novella continues to … Continue reading

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Could The Oscars Leave The Kodak Theater?

The Wrap reports this morning that officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences might consider leaving the Oscars’ longtime at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Citing a story in The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap says Oscars … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Leads 2011 Box Office.

And what we have here, campers, is an object lesson that critical brickbats don’t always mean box office death. The final installment of the Harry Potter franchise led the 2011 box office, but “The Hangover II” and “Transformers: Dark of … Continue reading

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“Star Wars” Swordmaster Bob Anderson Dies, Aged 89.

So someone had to teach Mark Hamill, David Prowse and Sir Alec Guinness how to convincingly wield those light sabers. His name was Bob Anderson. And he’s died at age 89. Digital Spy UK has the story: “The fighting trainer … Continue reading

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Does The Red Skull Return In “The Avengers”?

Will a legendary supervillain make his return in Joss Whedon’s superteam flick? Movie critic Roger Moore raises that possibility: “Many a serviceable action piece has been derailed by cut-rated villainy in recent years — Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows … Continue reading

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