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The Directors Guild of America named Joel and Ethan Coen the best directors of 2007 for "No Country for Old Men" Saturday night. It marks the first time a sibling team has won the guild award in this category. The last time a directing team took the...
Zap2It.comKeanu barada nikto! Variety is reporting that Keanu Reeves will star in 20th Century Fox's remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still." The 1951 Robert Wise original starred Michael Rennie as Klaatu, a humanoid alien who arrives on Earth with his...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOscar-winning producer Walter Mirisch has lived the American dream. He grew up in a poor immigrant family, and despite suffering hardships during the Great Depression, he found his way to Harvard. He later went on to a storied career producing some of the...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJoel and Ethan Coen just made Academy Award history with their tandem nomination for best director for "No Country for Old Men." The siblings are the first brother directing team to be nominated in that category. And if they win, they will become the...
In one eye and out the other, the sullen remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" airlifts certain story details straight from its source material. For example, the robot known as Gort resembles the metallic, helmet-headed being of the 1951 original,...
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Zap2It.comRidley Scott and Tony Scott are bringing their long-gestating miniseries adaptation of "The Andromeda Strain" to A&E. The cable network announced on Tuesday (May 1) that production on the Michael Crichton killer-bacteria drama will begin this summer with...
SPECIAL TO THE COURANTPaul Newman was a stage actor who became a movie star. A sex symbol who celebrated 50 years of marriage with his second wife. A grieving father who turned to philanthropy after the death of his only son. A citizen activist who campaigned for liberal...
Courant Staff WriterPaul Newman may be a beloved movie icon to those of us older than, say, 40. But many of the nation's younger moviegoers may have seen only one Newman movie in their lives: "Cars," in which he provides the voice to the old racer Doc Hudson. They don't...
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Zap2It.comOscar winner Jennifer Connelly will take the female lead in the 20th Century Fox remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Fellow Oscar winner Kathy Bates is also set to join former Oscar presenter Keanu Reeves in the update of the 1951 Robert Wise...
Zap2It.comA&E has announced the star-studded cast for its upcoming miniseries presentation of "The Andromeda Strain." Produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, "Andromeda Strain" attracted a slew of familiar TV stars including Benjamin Bratt, Ricky Schroder, Eric...
Zap2It.comScooping up award nominations left and right, Jon Hamm has also scored a role in 20th Century Fox's remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Scott Derrickson ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose") is directing the remake of the 1951 Robert Wise sci-fi classic,...
Times Staff WriterThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art's four-week Elia Kazan retrospective continues Friday and Saturday with the director's 1954 masterwork, "On the Waterfront," as well as the rarely revived "Panic in the Streets," "Boomerang!" and "Viva Zapata!" "Panic...
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