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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2003
Ask Me Again Tomorrow, by Olympia Dukakis, with Emily Heckman. HarperCollins. 224 pages. $25.95. In her 40-year career as an actress, Olympia Dukakis has earned heavyweight status on stage and screen. She has appeared in more than 150 theater productions, many of which she directed, and won 21 awards for her work on-stage. For her breakthrough role as a fiesty Italian mother in the 1988 film Moonstruck, she won an Academy Award. In her most recent role as an author, however, Dukakis has delivered a disappointingly mediocre performance.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Film festivals do a heft amount of grandstanding about representing diverse perspectives and expanding the definition of cinema. But when it comes to LGBT characters and so-called queer cinema, the festival circuit has a mixed track record. Sure, the winning flick at this year's Cannes Film Festival -- the creme de la creme of the festival circuit -- was about a lesbian romance . But films depicting same-sex relationships often get swept into their own awards categories or themed sidebars, making them unlikely to get the exposure necessary to jump into American theaters.
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By Frank Bruni and Frank Bruni,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 2, 1994
In "Blown Away," Tommy Lee Jones tries his tongue at an Irish brogue, and sounds to these ears like the genuine article.Co-star Jeff Bridges seems to be going for a Boston inflection, and comes up short.Alas, Mr. Bridges' is the more common fate.Actors love accents, which seem a simple way to evoke a drastic transformation of persona, the kind Oscar loves.Why do you think Meryl Streep gets nominated every time she blows her nose? Because she never blows it in the same accent twice.But accents don't love actors back, and the cost of these failures to the movies is steep.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter | July 6, 2007
One of the surest signs of summer in Baltimore arrives this week with the opening of two (and continuation of two more) free outdoor film series. Remember to arrive early and take your lawn chairs. The 2007 Little Italy Open-Air Film Festival kicks off tonight with the traditional Moonstruck, starring Cher (in her Oscar-winning role) and Nicolas Cage as impassioned lovers who are as star-crossed as they are meant for each other. Directed by Norman Jewison, the 1987 romantic comedy also won Oscars for Olympia Dukakis (supporting actress)
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By Chris Kaltenbach | June 6, 1998
Few politicians in modern memory have been mourned as steadfastly as Robert Kennedy, whose death 30 years ago todayconstituted one of the greatest wastes of the 20th century. "Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir" (8 p.m.-11 p.m. tomorrow, repeats midnight-3 a.m., Discovery) lets his associates,campaign workers and family members explain why. The result is extraordinarily moving, especially his eldest daughter, Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who reads a letter her father wrote to her upon her uncle John's assassination.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | February 13, 1992
CBS Newsie Meredith Vieira, who left "60 Minutes" in spring to have her second child, will return to duty Feb. 23 as co-anchor of the "CBS Morning News," the network announced yesterday.Vieira replaces newcomer Giselle Fernandez, a CBS staffer since October. She'll become a correspondent for Dan Rather's CBS Evening News, doing "Eye on America" segments. Vieira will also contribute pieces to "Eye."Vieira, 38, was the only female correspondent on "60 Minutes" when she left after two years.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter | July 6, 2007
One of the surest signs of summer in Baltimore arrives this week with the opening of two (and continuation of two more) free outdoor film series. Remember to arrive early and take your lawn chairs. The 2007 Little Italy Open-Air Film Festival kicks off tonight with the traditional Moonstruck, starring Cher (in her Oscar-winning role) and Nicolas Cage as impassioned lovers who are as star-crossed as they are meant for each other. Directed by Norman Jewison, the 1987 romantic comedy also won Oscars for Olympia Dukakis (supporting actress)
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By Michael Sragow and Chris Kaltenbach | May 12, 2007
The Condemned What it's about: -- The "condemned" are 10 killers drawn from death rows all over the world, set down on an island to kill one another off as Internet entertainment. Rated: -- R The scoop: -- Stone Cold Steve Austin plays one of the condemned with a slablike deadpan that's often funny, but the film is part gory joke, part gasbag moralist and part WWE propaganda. Grade: -- D+ Disturbia What it's about: -- When a disgruntled adolescent (Shia LaBeouf), under house arrest for hitting a teacher, cracks open a missing-person case with his binoculars, The Breakfast Club meets Rear Window.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Film festivals do a heft amount of grandstanding about representing diverse perspectives and expanding the definition of cinema. But when it comes to LGBT characters and so-called queer cinema, the festival circuit has a mixed track record. Sure, the winning flick at this year's Cannes Film Festival -- the creme de la creme of the festival circuit -- was about a lesbian romance . But films depicting same-sex relationships often get swept into their own awards categories or themed sidebars, making them unlikely to get the exposure necessary to jump into American theaters.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,Hartford Courant | April 22, 2007
The two condos that Adam Brody owns were easily affordable while he starred as Seth Cohen on The O.C. Now that he's an unemployed film actor, he concedes that the condos have become "a bit of a drain." He's thinking about selling them. Exit: steady television paycheck. Enter: purgatory between gigs. "I love the schedule, but there's something about sitting in your backyard, hanging out with your friends on Monday, and you don't have a job," he says in an interview to promote In the Land of Women, which opened Friday.
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By Michael Sragow and Chris Kaltenbach | May 12, 2007
The Condemned What it's about: -- The "condemned" are 10 killers drawn from death rows all over the world, set down on an island to kill one another off as Internet entertainment. Rated: -- R The scoop: -- Stone Cold Steve Austin plays one of the condemned with a slablike deadpan that's often funny, but the film is part gory joke, part gasbag moralist and part WWE propaganda. Grade: -- D+ Disturbia What it's about: -- When a disgruntled adolescent (Shia LaBeouf), under house arrest for hitting a teacher, cracks open a missing-person case with his binoculars, The Breakfast Club meets Rear Window.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,Hartford Courant | April 22, 2007
The two condos that Adam Brody owns were easily affordable while he starred as Seth Cohen on The O.C. Now that he's an unemployed film actor, he concedes that the condos have become "a bit of a drain." He's thinking about selling them. Exit: steady television paycheck. Enter: purgatory between gigs. "I love the schedule, but there's something about sitting in your backyard, hanging out with your friends on Monday, and you don't have a job," he says in an interview to promote In the Land of Women, which opened Friday.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2003
Ask Me Again Tomorrow, by Olympia Dukakis, with Emily Heckman. HarperCollins. 224 pages. $25.95. In her 40-year career as an actress, Olympia Dukakis has earned heavyweight status on stage and screen. She has appeared in more than 150 theater productions, many of which she directed, and won 21 awards for her work on-stage. For her breakthrough role as a fiesty Italian mother in the 1988 film Moonstruck, she won an Academy Award. In her most recent role as an author, however, Dukakis has delivered a disappointingly mediocre performance.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 11, 2003
Early on in Martin Sherman's one-woman play, Rose, the 80-year-old title character tells us she has lived through "some of the most tumultuous events" of the 20th century. As we learn over the next two hours, those events include pogroms in the Russian village where she was born, confinement in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and the ill-fated voyage of the ship Exodus in 1947. After marrying an American sailor she meets on the Exodus, Rose finds refuge in the United States. She relates her life story while seated on a bench in Miami Beach.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | June 6, 1998
Few politicians in modern memory have been mourned as steadfastly as Robert Kennedy, whose death 30 years ago todayconstituted one of the greatest wastes of the 20th century. "Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir" (8 p.m.-11 p.m. tomorrow, repeats midnight-3 a.m., Discovery) lets his associates,campaign workers and family members explain why. The result is extraordinarily moving, especially his eldest daughter, Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who reads a letter her father wrote to her upon her uncle John's assassination.
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By Frank Bruni and Frank Bruni,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 2, 1994
In "Blown Away," Tommy Lee Jones tries his tongue at an Irish brogue, and sounds to these ears like the genuine article.Co-star Jeff Bridges seems to be going for a Boston inflection, and comes up short.Alas, Mr. Bridges' is the more common fate.Actors love accents, which seem a simple way to evoke a drastic transformation of persona, the kind Oscar loves.Why do you think Meryl Streep gets nominated every time she blows her nose? Because she never blows it in the same accent twice.But accents don't love actors back, and the cost of these failures to the movies is steep.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 11, 2003
Early on in Martin Sherman's one-woman play, Rose, the 80-year-old title character tells us she has lived through "some of the most tumultuous events" of the 20th century. As we learn over the next two hours, those events include pogroms in the Russian village where she was born, confinement in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and the ill-fated voyage of the ship Exodus in 1947. After marrying an American sailor she meets on the Exodus, Rose finds refuge in the United States. She relates her life story while seated on a bench in Miami Beach.
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July 12, 1994
* Alexandra Dukakis, 92, mother of Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, died Saturday in Montclair, N.J. She sang with the Arlington Philharmonic in Massachusetts for 20 years before moving to New Jersey in 1976, where she was active in the Whole Theater Company in Montclair. Her daughter, Olympia, won an Oscar in 1987 as best supporting actress in the film "Moonstruck."
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | February 13, 1992
CBS Newsie Meredith Vieira, who left "60 Minutes" in spring to have her second child, will return to duty Feb. 23 as co-anchor of the "CBS Morning News," the network announced yesterday.Vieira replaces newcomer Giselle Fernandez, a CBS staffer since October. She'll become a correspondent for Dan Rather's CBS Evening News, doing "Eye on America" segments. Vieira will also contribute pieces to "Eye."Vieira, 38, was the only female correspondent on "60 Minutes" when she left after two years.
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