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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | April 29, 2007
Imagine Marlon Brando in his Mark Antony toga from Julius Caesar, astride the worlds of classical and modern acting like the Colossus of Rhodes. And then re-imagine him magnificent in ruins, still inspiring generations of actors with his emotional and imaginative reach, despite decades of paycheck performances and a personal life that would challenge the erotic powers of Henry Miller and the tragic breadth of Theodore Dreiser. Brando emerges in a spellbinding two-part documentary Brando, making its premiere Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Turner Classic Movies, as an alternately noble and self-indulgent personality who was nonetheless a Wonder of the World.
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April 1, 2009
MONTE HALE, 89 Singing cowboy in films Monte Hale, a singing cowboy who had dozens of roles in Westerns during the 1940s, died Sunday in Studio City, Calif. Mr. Hale starred in almost 20 of his own films, including 1946's Home on the Range. He also appeared in 1956's Giant with James Dean and 1966's The Chase with Marlon Brando.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 3, 2004
Marlon Brando, who changed not just the face but the mind and soul of movie acting with a series of revolutionary performances in the 1950s, died Thursday at age 80 of lung failure at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. In his five decades on screen, Mr. Brando fundamentally altered Hollywood's image of a leading man, bringing out an unprecedented emotional rawness in hard-guy characters such as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, then, improbably, reviving his career a generation later as courtly Mafia don Vito Corleone in The Godfather.
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February 17, 2009
Series American Idol:: Twelve semifinalists perform. (8 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) The Mentalist:: A country club's queen bee is fatally poisoned during a cocktail party at her home, and Patrick (Simon Baker) and the team dig up all kinds of unsavory information about the community. (9 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) Frontline: : Inside the Meltdown: : This Frontline documents factors that led to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. (9 p.m., WETA-Channel 26) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit:: Benson and Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni)
NEWS
January 27, 2008
Christian Brando, 49 Son of actor Marlon Brando Christian Brando, the troubled son of famed actor Marlon Brando, died of pneumonia yesterday morning at a Los Angeles hospital, said David Seeley, an attorney representing Marlon Brando's estate. Christian Brando was the eldest of the actor's nine children. His mother was actress Anna Kashfi. A high school dropout, he had small roles in a handful of movies, including 1968's I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! but he was better known for his violent brushes with the law. He spent five years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in 1990 for killing his sister's boyfriend, Dag Drollet, at the Brando family's hilltop estate.
SPORTS
By Ray Frager | October 12, 2008
Somebody Up There Likes Me 8 p.m. [Turner Classic Movies] TCM is running several Paul Newman movies, including this biopic of boxer Rocky Graziano. The Time magazine review in 1956 said: "Paul Newman brings to awesome life the jungle qualities implicit in a slum childhood." From Variety: "Paul Newman's talent is large and flexible." And from The New York Times: "He plays the role of Graziano well, making the pug and Marlon Brando almost indistinguishable. He is funny, tough and pathetic in that slouching, rolling, smirking Brando style, but with a quite apparent simulation of the mannerisms of the former middleweight champ."
ENTERTAINMENT
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 24, 2004
HOLLYWOOD - Interested in a pair of Marlon Brando sunglasses? How about some Brando decorative refrigerator magnets or a mouse pad? Brando shirts, pants, neckwear and underwear? Or would you care to lounge around the house in a Brando kimono? These are just some of the commercial products that the estate of the late, two-time Oscar-winning actor has listed in an application for U.S. trademark protection on file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mike Medavoy, a Hollywood producer and co-executor of the Brando estate, said many items were included in the filing simply as a precautionary measure.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Susan King and Susan King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 9, 2005
Several films starring three legendary actors - Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando and James Dean - arrived recently on DVD. Universal's "The Gary Cooper Collection" ($27) features five entertaining films that the lanky star made for Paramount. In 1933's ribald comedy Design for Living, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Cooper shows his sophisticated side as a struggling painter in Paris. In 1935's lush romantic fantasy Peter Ibbettson, he plays an architect who enters into an affair with his married former childhood sweetheart; 1936's thriller The General Died at Dawn finds Cooper as an American in China trying to smuggle funds to help downtrodden Chinese.
NEWS
February 17, 2009
Series American Idol:: Twelve semifinalists perform. (8 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) The Mentalist:: A country club's queen bee is fatally poisoned during a cocktail party at her home, and Patrick (Simon Baker) and the team dig up all kinds of unsavory information about the community. (9 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) Frontline: : Inside the Meltdown: : This Frontline documents factors that led to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. (9 p.m., WETA-Channel 26) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit:: Benson and Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | October 30, 1992
Ten, count 'em. Ten. Years that is, logged in residence by the Baltimore Film Forum at the Baltimore Museum of Art. And in celebration of this decade of symbiosis the forum, which is 24 years old chronologically, will hold a little celebration at the museum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday."
SPORTS
By Ray Frager | October 12, 2008
Somebody Up There Likes Me 8 p.m. [Turner Classic Movies] TCM is running several Paul Newman movies, including this biopic of boxer Rocky Graziano. The Time magazine review in 1956 said: "Paul Newman brings to awesome life the jungle qualities implicit in a slum childhood." From Variety: "Paul Newman's talent is large and flexible." And from The New York Times: "He plays the role of Graziano well, making the pug and Marlon Brando almost indistinguishable. He is funny, tough and pathetic in that slouching, rolling, smirking Brando style, but with a quite apparent simulation of the mannerisms of the former middleweight champ."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2008
Joshua Crown was a picture of vintage chic outside the Savory House in Hampden, where he was checking out a performance by the rockabilly band Deke Dickerson and the Eccophonics. The decorative carpenter says his work keeps his style low-key, and low-budget, which suits him just fine. And where did his retro sense of style come from? The 28-year-old Hampden resident says it's "pretty much self-inflicted." But, he admits that home schooling and Norman Rockwell each may have played a part.
FEATURES
October 20, 2007
Damages gets an all-day marathon today; its season finale airs Tuesday. While the intricately plotted legal thriller starring Glenn Close and Ted Danson has garnered a passionate following, the viewership has not been as sizable as FX had hoped, putting the show's return in doubt. But network executives promise there will be a satisfying conclusion. And one factor that could persuade FX to give the program a second shot: the possibility that the drama will rack up some major awards. (8 a.m.-8 p.m., FX)
NEWS
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | April 29, 2007
Imagine Marlon Brando in his Mark Antony toga from Julius Caesar, astride the worlds of classical and modern acting like the Colossus of Rhodes. And then re-imagine him magnificent in ruins, still inspiring generations of actors with his emotional and imaginative reach, despite decades of paycheck performances and a personal life that would challenge the erotic powers of Henry Miller and the tragic breadth of Theodore Dreiser. Brando emerges in a spellbinding two-part documentary Brando, making its premiere Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Turner Classic Movies, as an alternately noble and self-indulgent personality who was nonetheless a Wonder of the World.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | December 15, 2006
An archival print of Apocalypse Now Redux - in fact, director Francis Ford Coppola's own print of Apocalypse Now Redux - will be shown this weekend at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring, part of a Coppola retrospective running through Jan. 11. When it was released in 1979, the original Apocalypse Now won the grand prize at Cannes and was hailed in most quarters as a masterpiece, a dense, hallucinatory boat...
NEWS
April 30, 2006
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FILM COLLECTION / / Warner Home Entertainment / $79.95 No, Tennessee Williams wasn't the author behind every significant movie made between 1950 and 1964. But the Tennessee Williams Film Collection offers a convincing explanation for why one might think that. Few playwrights have enjoyed a string of successes to rival Williams', and throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, it was rare that a movie adapted from one of his plays wasn't making waves at the box office. His Deep South morality plays, always accompanied by generous helpings of wit, brutality and (usually suppressed)
NEWS
April 30, 2006
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FILM COLLECTION / / Warner Home Entertainment / $79.95 No, Tennessee Williams wasn't the author behind every significant movie made between 1950 and 1964. But the Tennessee Williams Film Collection offers a convincing explanation for why one might think that. Few playwrights have enjoyed a string of successes to rival Williams', and throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, it was rare that a movie adapted from one of his plays wasn't making waves at the box office. His Deep South morality plays, always accompanied by generous helpings of wit, brutality and (usually suppressed)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Susan King and Susan King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 9, 2005
Several films starring three legendary actors - Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando and James Dean - arrived recently on DVD. Universal's "The Gary Cooper Collection" ($27) features five entertaining films that the lanky star made for Paramount. In 1933's ribald comedy Design for Living, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Cooper shows his sophisticated side as a struggling painter in Paris. In 1935's lush romantic fantasy Peter Ibbettson, he plays an architect who enters into an affair with his married former childhood sweetheart; 1936's thriller The General Died at Dawn finds Cooper as an American in China trying to smuggle funds to help downtrodden Chinese.
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