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Arts and Entertainment Writer — LA Times

Arts + Entertainment writer at the Los Angeles Times. Film and sports junkie, politics enthusiast, aspiring Connect Four champion.

Marking the fall of Berlin Wall, Gorbachev warns the West — BERLIN--Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday had strong words for the United States and its allies over growing tension between Moscow and the West, a development he believes has put the world "on the brink of a new Cold War."

Robin Williams, Oscar-winning actor, manic comedian, dies at 63 — When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, Calif., his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed." He topped them.

Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman: Who'll sit on the couch? — With the news that Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as host of "The Late Show," the inevitable question from moviedom is: What does this mean for us? Studios and personal publicists have long figured out how to handle Letterman, for all his oddities, and big movie stars regularly make appearances there, even if it doesn't always go smashingly.

'The Lego Movie' is built to end in a surprise — Of the many unexpected moments in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's breakout hit "The Lego Movie," perhaps none is as surprising as the film's ending, which is daring even by the standards of this unconventional film. So daring, in fact, that even its filmmakers weren't sure they should include it.
Dec 19, 2014

RIP Arthur Gardner, oldest living AMPAS member. One of the last ties to a bygone Hollywood (and hugely sweet soul)…

Dec 19, 2014

Obama in the White House briefing room now steaming mad that Harvey didn't put more P&A into The Immigrant

Dec 19, 2014

Why are people surprised that Sony's opened the door to an alternative release? Wasn't that always the likely outcome anyway?

Dec 19, 2014

Also, it wld seem the onus is not only on a company to stare down a threat but on the government to neutralize a threat in the first place

Dec 19, 2014

I get the spirit of the thing but there's an irony in a govt invoking free speech to twist the arm of a company into releasing a movie

Dec 19, 2014

If someone told you a year ago N Korea  wld force a studio to drop a film & Obama wld chastise them for it you'd have had them committed.

Dec 19, 2014

Also hints at digital, is "surveying's still our hope anyone who wants to see this  movie will get opportunity to do so"

Dec 19, 2014

"Without theaters, we could not release it in the theaters on Christmas Day. We had no choice." 2/2 #theinterview

Dec 19, 2014

Sony volleys back w/Obama- esque "Let us be clear," going on to say further in statement this was out of their hands. 1/2

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