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17 hrs ago | The Pound Ridge Daily Voice

Happy Birthday To Pound Ridge's Zoe Caldwell

Caldwell, an actress, was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Melbourne, Australia. A life member of the Actors Studio, Caldwell has won four Tony Awards for her performances on Broadway in Tennessee Williams' "Slapstick Tragedy," "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," "Medea" and "Master Class."

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

New Look At Lindsay Lohan In Rehearsal For SPEED-THE-PLOW

West End neophyte and internationally recognized screen star Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet 's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play are now available to view. Earlier this month, Lohan utilized social media to post some first behind the scenes shots, commenting, "Brilliant actors at #work #speedtheplow @richard_schiff #lindsayposner and @nigellindsay1 good day! Also with #sundaytimes".

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Scotsman.com

Biography has measure of Queen Victoria and Brown

IT WAS the large measure of a monarch. Queen Victoria was introduced to the intoxicating comforts of whisky by John Brown, the ghillie at Balmoral estate, whose frequent advice to the Queen was: "don't stay thirsty", according to a new book.

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Star Tribune

TV picks for Sept. 14-18:  "The View," "Miss American...

"The View," a once noble experiment that has turned into the world's most contentious tea party, tries to steady the ship with the addition of two new hosts, political analyst Nicole Wallace and actress Rosie Perez. Wallace, who worked in the George W. Bush administration, is a bit of a wild card, but Perez, right - always a great guest on talk shows - should be a natural.

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Los Angeles Times

Charles Martin Smith, from Toad to dolphins

Director Charles Martin Smith, who came to fame as Terry the Toad in "American Graffiti," is back with "Dolphin Tale 2," which he directed, wrote and appears in. Director Charles Martin Smith, who came to fame as Terry the Toad in "American Graffiti," is back with "Dolphin Tale 2," which he directed, wrote and appears in.

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TheDailyBeast.com

White Guys Still Get Best Bible Roles

Despite a larger presence of Middle Eastern actors in Hollywood, sword and sandal Biblical flicks too often "whitewash" their casts in a quest for box office payoff. No one really knows what Moses looked like, but chances are if you've ever thought about the guy who parted the Red Sea, it's pretty certain the actor who played Batman didn't come to mind.

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HeraldNet

Sundance by the sea: For 3 days, Port Townsend becomes a film mecca

The public is invited to spend the day or three at this block party with more than 60 directors, writers and others in the industry. It all takes place at seven venues in the Historic Downtown area of the town on the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Japan Times

Asteroid-mining race starts with few laws in place

If "Titanic" director James Cameron were to dig up a giant gold nugget on an asteroid, would it be his to take back to Earth and sell? U.S. and international law are just a bit unclear on this point, and as a result two members of Congress have introduced legislation - the Asteroids Act - on which the House planned to hold hearings this week. For a Congress often criticized for not being farsighted enough, this might be thinking too far ahead.

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Related Topix: Titanic, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, James Cameron, Opinion

Film School Rejects

Morgan Freeman Will Dispense Deep-Voiced Chariot Wisdom in 'Ben-Hur'

Somewhere, someone owes Morgan Freeman $20. Because someone was foolish enough to bet Hollywood's sagest actor that he couldn't land roles in both the Ben-Hur remake and the pot-smoking teddy bear sex comedy in the span of 36 hours.

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Time

FDR's Polio: The Steel in His Soul

Jeffrey Kluger is Editor at Large for TIME magazine and TIME.com, overseeing coverage of science and human behavior. He is the author of nine books, including Apollo 13 , upon which the 1995 movie was based, and two novels for young adults.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

Obama, Clinton Celebrate AmeriCorps' 20 Years of Service

President Obama and former President Bill Clinton joined forces at the White House Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and highlight the imp... -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has decided to drop out of the race for re-election amid a health scare.The announcement comes after Ford was hospitalized due to a tumor i... -- Ford is recalling more than 70,000 of its hybrid electric vehicles over an issue with coolant pumps.The recall affects model year 2005-2008 Ford Escapes made bet... -- When the judge presiding over Oscar Pistorius' case begins sentencing hearings next month, experts said that the paralympian's disability could be ... -- The View returns to ABC on Monday and the new panel is set.Rosie Perez, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg and Nicolle Wallace will host the show, which has change... The Kearney Area Community Foundation will host the ninth annual Philanthropy ... (more)

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Something Else! Reviews

'The band I always dreamed of playing with': Ian Gillan...

The core members of Deep Purple first saw Ian Gillan 45 years ago this summer, as part of a precursor group called Episode Six with Roger Glover. Within a month or so, they had both joined Ritchie Blackmore and Co.

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Chicago Reader

Afrobeat, kids on the street, and the rest of this week's screenings

This week's issue features our annual fall arts roundup, and we've got previews of several movies rolling through town between now and Thanksgiving: Julius Caesar , a rarely screened indie adapted from the Shakespeare play, shot in 1950 on various Chicago locations and starring a young Charlton Heston; Rosewater , Jon Stewart's directorial debut, about the Iranian imprisonment of Canadian reporter Maziar Bahari during the disputed 2009 elections; Blonde Crazy , a James Cagney classic screening as part of Jonathan Rosenbaum's ongoing lecture series about transgressive American comedies; short works by the British avant-gardist John Smith, screening at Gene Siskel Film Center, Northwestern Block Museum of Art, and University of Chicago Film Studies Center, with Smith attending; Foxcatcher , a true-crime story starring Steve Carell and directed by Bennett Miller ; Gone Girl , adapted by ... (more)

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Sydney Morning Herald

Devil's Playground demands attention

As a title, The Devil's Playground resonates in a particular way. Like Picnic at Hanging Rock , or Breaker Morant , nobody should toy with this classic.

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TheCelebrityCafe

Denzel Washington as the next James Bond?

Denzel Washington shocked fans everywhere when his Reddit Ask Me Anything chat revealed his interest in being the next James Bond. He has certainly proven his capabilities throughout his career in films such as Glory and Training Day , but was the 59-year-old actor telling the truth or just being a tease? During the AMA session , one Reddit user asked the Oscar winner, "Would you be interested in being the next James Bond?" "The next James Bond? They better hurry up! Yes I would!" Washington first replied.

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Chicago Sun-Times

TIFF 2014 Interview: Patricia Clarkson on "Learning to Drive," "October Gale"

This movie asks a lot of Wiig and Hader. It asks them to navigate territory that's both funny and dramatic, light and raw, goofy and "The Drop" is at its best when we can observe how Tom Hardy slowly peels away the layers from his character in a finely calibrated "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.

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National Public Radio

How Far Can Curiosity Take You?

As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him - everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.

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Related Topix: Avatar, Thriller, The Abyss, Titanic, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Celebrities, James Cameron

The Argus

Bringing the Small Faces music and story to the stage

Games Of Thrones star Ian McElhinney talks about his new found fame and Stones In His Pockets, which opens at Theatre Royal Brighton A lot has happened to Stones In His Pockets's original director Ian McElhinney in the 15 years since the two-hander made its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut. The play, which was penned by McElhinney's wife Marie Jones, garnered a series of prestigious trophies including an Evening Standard Award and an Olivier Award for best new comedy, and has now been seen by more than two million people around the world.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Small Faces, War Movies, Biography Movies, Michael Collins, Thriller, Ian McElhinney

New Statesman

Marlon fishing: was Brando really brain as well as brawn?

The great contender: Brando at his parents' home in Illinois in 1951. Photo: Art Shay/The Life Images Collection/Getty The subtitle of Susan L Mizruchi's new book on Marlon Brando is His Life, Thought and Work .

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Related Topix: Julius Caesar, Drama Movies, Music!, A Streetcar Named Desire, Celebrities, Marlon Brando, Boston University

Thu Sep 11, 2014

9Down.Com

Macbeth 1971 720p BluRay x264-SiNNERS

Plot: Roman Polanski's version of Shakespeare's tragedy about a Scottish lord who murders the king and ascends the throne. His wife then begins hallucinating as a result of her guilt complex and the dead king's son conspires to attack MacBeth and expose him for the murderer he is.

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