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The most memorable part of Oscar night isn't always who won what or who wore what, but who said what in their speech. A witty Oscar speech with a great line is sometimes better remembered than the movie that got the winner there in the first place.
(February 10, 2015)
Whilewas making "School of Rock," "Bad News Bears," " " and " ," he was also quietly making "Boyhood," a film that's production spanned 12 years. It's an unprecedented experiment, one that's met with unqualified raves as Linklater follows one boy, Mason (newcomer Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to 18. (July 11, 2014)
Among the real-life memoirs now lighting up the screen are those of science geniuses Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking (also leading to a Battle of the Brits in the Globes Best Actor, Drama category), a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement, and a harrowing hike one woman undertook as a way to reclaim her life. (December 29, 2014)
Books are practically characters in some of our favorite films: A controversial book helps Reese Witherspoon change her life path in Pleasantville, while a little girl finds her real family in Matilda, and, of course, a Robert Frost poem helped Ponyboy “Stay gold” in The Outsiders. Here are some of our favorite film characters as obsessed with books as we are. (December 1, 2014)
With the Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz, discussed "Brick Mansions," "Locke," "Blue Ruin," the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film and who should play Barbie in the live-action movie.
Listen here. (April 25, 2014)
Along with the L.A. Times' John Horn, discussed "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Under the Skin" and upcoming "Double Rainbow Guy" movie for the radio show's weekly film segment.
Listen here. (April 4, 2014)
Forces of Geek
'Lost' Star Evangeline Lilly Turns Author
Since leaving Lost behind, Evangeline Lilly hasn't given up acting as she once threatened to do, but making films like The Hobbit and Real Steel has allowed her to follow her other pursuits, including writing. The actress's first book, the cautionary children's tale The Squickerwonkers hits bookstores on November 18. (July 22, 2014)