Laverne (Penny Marshall) to write memoirs

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Most Americans think of Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio, the title character of the popular TV show Laverne and Shirley. I think of her as... Read more

Johnny Depp as Tonto: When sidekicks become central

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Now that the stalled Lone Ranger film starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and and Armie Hammer as the masked man is back on track, it amounts to... Read more

Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr. : Best. Film. Ever.

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My favorite movie of all time? Glad you asked, It's Sherlock, Jr. (1924). Lucky for all of us, this masterpiece from Buster Keaton, screens... Read more

Live chat on gangsters and movies

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Join Carrie Rickey, George Anastasia and Glen Macnow for a chat about gangsters and the movies 11 a.m. Wednesday. On a mobile phone? Click... Read more

Like Crazy to open and The Descendants to close the 20th Philadelphia Film Festival

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The 20th Philadelphia Film Festival will open on October 20 with Like Crazy, Drake Doremus' award-winning feature about young lovers who encounter... Read more

Steve Martin's unsolicited advice to Eddie Murphy

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Once upon a time, in 1999 it was, Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy co-starred in Bowfinger, a very meta, very funny, and very forgotten spoof... Read more

Breakfast at Tiffany's at 50: Why does it endure while better movies have faded into obscurity?

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Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote novel: Love it. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn movie: Don't get it. Do you? It was the first... Read more

Why is Hollywood so fascinated with Howard Hughes?

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Why is Hollywood perennially fascinated with Howard Hughes, the figure known for his fast planes, faster women and sudden mood drops? The... Read more