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November 13, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
WHEN THE reporters in the phenomenal newspaper movie "Spotlight" go digging for their story, they start in the basement of their own building. In the old days, when dinosaur media roamed the Earth, every big-city newspaper had a substantial library, and in that library was a cavernous file room full of print clippings - hard copies of articles often going back a century or more. These clippings comprised a unique version of the city's history - unscanned, beyond the reach of search algorithms.
NEWS
February 10, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor David Spade; Betty Wright performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Rachel McAdams; Cee Lo Green performs with Vicci Martinez. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Chelsea Handler; biologist Dan Riskin. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10)- Dwayne Johnson; singer Katharine McPhee; comic Neal Brennan
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2011
Cave of Forgotten Dreams Werner Herzog's privileged look at the Chauvet Caves in France's Dordogne region meditates on the Paleolithic artists whose paintings of horses and lions were executed 32,000 years ago. No MPAA rating. Midnight in Paris What's Owen Wilson doing in a Woody Allen movie about a time-traveling tourist to the Jazz Age? Making light and making us laugh in this wistful charmer costarring Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams. PG-13 X-Men: First Class This "pre-boot" of the popular saga about mutants with superpowers has an Austin Powers-y love for the 1960s and committed performances by Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* TRUE DETECTIVE. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. * THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB. 8 tonight, 6ABC. * CATASTROPHE. Amazon Prime Video, tomorrow. * MASTERPIECE: POLDARK. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. * THE CRIMSON FIELD. 10 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. * BALLERS and THE BRINK. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO.   WHAT IF we don't overthink "True Detective" this season? Not only because creator Nic Pizzolatto's already done that for us, but because overthinking feels like the wrong approach to something whose roots are in pulp fiction.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2002 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The Hot Chick stars Rob Schneider as a deadbeat dude transformed into an 18-year-old girl who, unfortunately, still looks like Rob Schneider. Twinning the body-switching genre (Vice Versa, Like Father, Like Son) with the gender-switching genre (Mrs. Doubtfire, Some Like It Hot - they wish!), this unabashedly stupid comedy is, well, unabashedly stupid. Thanks to a curse - lamely established in a prologue set in Abyssinia, circa 50 B.C. - Schneider's sleazebucket Clive gets magically transgenderfied into a high school hottie named Jessica.
NEWS
November 15, 2015 | Steven Rea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spotlight Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, and Liev Schrieber lead an ace ensemble cast in this compelling account of the Boston Globe's 2002 investigative series on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. A complex procedural drama, told with clarity and mounting suspense. One of the great movies about journalism, and one of the great movies of our time, period. R Heart of a Dog Laurie Anderson's part-doc/part-memoir/ part-meditation is a dreamy thing in which the dauntingly multidisciplined artist celebrates the life of her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, mourning her death and honoring it, too. Other deaths - the tragedy of 9/11, the passing of her husband, Lou Reed - haunt the film, but also fill it with inspiration.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2004 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The Notebook is about the sunrise and sunset - but not the intervening day - of what aspires to be the epic romantic drama of a rich girl beloved by a poor boy, kind of a Carolina Wuthering Heights. The source material is a novel by Nicholas Sparks, whom I have never read but whom I imagine, having seen films based on his novels Message in a Bottle and A Walk on the Moon, is kind of a Carolina Robert James Waller. Sparks' tearjerkers are dedicated to the proposition that perfect love transcends all obstacles, including death and dementia.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2006 | By Rob Watson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a good thing the Wedding Crashers DVD wasn't planned for a spring release. Imagine a couple of blokes traveling around to weddings, hoping to score by employing the same comical set of rules used by Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in this film. No wedding would be safe. These are slow days for matrimonial ceremonies, however, so it's pretty safe to set loose this hilarious film now. New Line Home Entertainment released two versions of the film on DVD, the R-rated theatrical release and the Uncorked version, which contains a couple of featurettes and eight extra minutes of footage.
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NEWS
March 6, 2016
Spotlight Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, and Liev Schrieber lead an ace ensemble cast in this compelling account of the Boston Globe's 2002 investigative series on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. A complex procedural drama, told with clarity and mounting suspense. One of the great movies about journalism, one of the great movies of our time, period. And winner of the Academy Award for best picture of the year. R 45 Years Charlotte Rampling, Oscar-nominated for her performance, and Tom Courtenay, brilliant, star as a long-married couple whose comfortable relationship is challenged when news arrives from afar - and from far off in the past.
NEWS
March 1, 2016
The host wore white. As in #OscarsSoWhite. Chris Rock looked sharp, and he mostly stayed on point Sunday, as he hosted an Academy Awards show for which he proved to be the right man at the right time. "If they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job. You'd be watching Neil Patrick Harris," Chris Rock said even as he attempted to put the furor over the second consecutive year of all-white acting nominations into perspective. "It's the 88th Academy Awards. Which means this whole no black nominee thing has happened at least 71 other times," said Rock, noting that "black people did not protest" for most of those years.
NEWS
January 31, 2016
The Choice New neighbors in a small town fall in love. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Hail, Caesar! The latest Coen brothers effort has Josh Brolin as a Hollywood fixer who must rescue the star (George Clooney) of his studio's new film. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies An army of the undead adds a new twist to the Jane Austen classic. Reviewed by critics Steven Rea (S.R.), Tirdad Derakhshani (T.D.), Molly Eichel (M.E.), and Gary Thompson (G.T.). W.S. denotes a wire-service review.
NEWS
November 13, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
WHEN THE reporters in the phenomenal newspaper movie "Spotlight" go digging for their story, they start in the basement of their own building. In the old days, when dinosaur media roamed the Earth, every big-city newspaper had a substantial library, and in that library was a cavernous file room full of print clippings - hard copies of articles often going back a century or more. These clippings comprised a unique version of the city's history - unscanned, beyond the reach of search algorithms.
NEWS
November 9, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
'My persona has been hijacked," Boston Globe editor Walter "Robby" Robinson declared last year, writing about what it felt like to witness a certain Hollywood star assume his identity, his mannerisms, his walk, his talk. "If Michael Keaton robbed a bank, the police would quickly have me in handcuffs," he added. Keaton, on the phone last week and reminded of Robinson's remarks, laughed. "Robby was so easy to play, in a way," said the actor, part of an ace ensemble - Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber - who wear the ID cards of real-life Globe reporters and editors in Tom McCarthy's thrilling journalism drama, Spotlight . Robinson, whom Keaton plays with the perfect calibration of accent and comportment, was the editor of the paper's Spotlight unit, a small troop of reporters allowed to dig deep and go long on big stories.
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"SOUTHPAW" is about a white boxer named Hope, played by Jake Gyllenhaal - you can call him a Great White Hope, or, with his ripped torso, the abdominal snowman. Given the character's loaded name, you keep waiting for race to be an issue in "Southpaw," but it never is - instead, this story of a white champ, his black trainer (Forest Whitaker) and Latino adversary (Victor Ortiz) takes its This Is What America Looks Like in the 21st Century cast and applies them to a screenplay leftover from the 1930s.
NEWS
July 20, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
If you thought Jake Gyllenhaal's transformation for last year's Nightcrawler was extreme - losing weight and gaining a creepy intensity to play a feral freelance video cameraman trolling the streets of L.A. - look at the actor in Southpaw . You may not recognize the man. As Billy "The Great" Hope, a pro boxer who grew up in a Hell's Kitchen foster home and now owns the title of light-heavyweight champion of the world, 34-year-old Gyllenhaal...
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
HBO continues its ownership of Sunday nights. Game of Thrones has wrapped up a particularly gruesome fifth season, and Veep and Silicon Valley similarly said their goodbyes for the year. So HBO is introducing three shows to Sunday audiences. These shows - True Detective (9 p.m.), Ballers (10 p.m.) and The Brink (10:30 p.m.) - are not all that dissimilar from their Sunday time-slot predecessors. As was the case last week, these shows include an epic drama and two comedies - a political satire and one that looks at the daily grind of a much-publicized world.
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