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    Before 'Big Eyes' and 'Mr. Turner,' Ten Best Movie Portraits of Tortured Artists

    Mama, don’t let your babies grow up be artists. And don’t let them fall for one, either.

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    Review: 'Last Vegas' Is Hellish Vision

    Jon Turteltaub’s “Last Vegas,” which won’t be the last of anything, is a visionary movie -- the vision being hellish. We’ve already been seeing the likes of it -- aging stars, packaged together for amalgamated throw-weight. And we’re going to see more of its comedic ilk as the Boomers slouch toward ...

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    Trailers from Hell: Sam Hamm on 'Strangers When We Meet,' Starring Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak

    Back to the Sixties! continues at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Sam Hamm introducing 1960's "Strangers When He Meet"; he describes it as "the best story of adultery ever filmed by Hollywood."

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    New And Notable Film Books

    Books continue coming in at a faster pace than I can possibly keep up with and it’s been a while since I did a survey. Here are some of the recent titles that pique my interest. Remember, these are not critiques, but descriptions based on a quick once-over. I hope to print full-fledged reviews, on a...

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    Warner Home Video Releases 'Kirk Douglas Drama Collection,' Pays Douglas a House Call

    Nonagenarian Kirk Douglas received a house visit today from Warner Home Video's Jeff Baker, who gave the actor copies of the "Kirk Douglas Drama Collection" DVD box set, which includes Vincente Minelli's "Lust for Life" and "The Bad and the Beautiful," and Michael Curtiz' "Young Man with a Horn"...

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    Feasting On The TCM Fest

    There were so many films, panels, and guests at the third annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood this past weekend that it was impossible to take it all in. Since I hosted ten events over the course of the weekend, I missed out on Kim Novak’s conversation with Robert Osborne and her han...

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