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OK, this connection between Bradley Cooper and Louis CK will blow your mind. An eagle-eyed fan found a way to completely derail one of Louis's bits about "Inside the Actor's Studio." Back in 2009, Louis joked about the up-and-coming thespians who ask celebrities questions during the show, saying that they would never reach the same level as some of the stars on the show. "There's no way you're going to ask Sean Penn a question and then you're going to be huge, [...]]]> The Talker: What makes you happy? http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329831/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:12:32 +0000 http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329831/-1/movies Something to talk about

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Jeff Daniels and Jim Carey tweeted the http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329984/-1/movies James Bobin, who directed the 2011 smash "The Muppets," is back [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Bad Words’ is wonderfully good http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329996/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329996/-1/movies It also has, among other ingredients, plenty of heart, a taste of revenge, the intensity of serious competition, [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Divergent’ is a dumb movie based on a dumb book http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329997/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140321/NEWS/140329997/-1/movies The 2011 book "Divergent" and the new movie adaptation of it, are low-rent, watered-down versions of the hit book and film series "The Hunger Games." You know, post-apocalypse, teen angst, innocent-young-girl-turns-into-political-warrior stuff. Both book series, by the way, are [...]]]> Movie review: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' another delight from Wes Anderson http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319803/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319803/-1/movies I do have use for that sort of movie, as do all those Anderson-lovers who have seen "Rushmore" and "The Royal [...]]]> Movie review: 'Need for Speed' is a high-powered cliche machine http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319981/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319981/-1/movies Movie review: 'Visitors' is weird and mesmerizing http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319983/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319983/-1/movies If you're not familiar with his name it's because he's only made four feature films – "Koyaanisqatsi" (1982), "Powaqqatsi" (1988), "Naqoyqatsi" (2002) and [...]]]> Get Reel: Actors and actresses who died too young http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319637/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:49:39 +0000 By Bob Tremblay More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319637/-1/movies So wrote A.E. Houseman in "To An Athlete Dying Young." Yes, fame can fleet faster than a speeding tweet, and A.E. may have a point about the "advantages" of not overstaying your welcome on this mortal coil.
For example, if Marilyn Monroe had lived longer, would she have gone from a platinum blonde to a platinum blimp? And James Dean, had he lived [...]]]>
'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul talks about his new movie, 'Need for Speed' http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309491/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:49:36 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309491/-1/movies Movie review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ is as fun as the original http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309911/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309911/-1/movies Lena Headey, Eva Green talk about ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309813/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:56:07 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309813/-1/movies Headey is back as Gorgo, though her screen time is relatively spare until the film's last act, when she comes on as a sword-wielding lioness. But fans of fiery females will be very satisfied with the [...]]]> Three-movie race for top Oscar http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229170/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:58:22 +0000 By Tim Miller More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229170/-1/movies Sure, some of the major categories – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor – look like sure bets. But the Best Picture contest has developed into a three-movie race.
That's good news for this year's Oscars show, which airs live Sunday night. Usually, with all of the other movie awards preceding the Academy Awards, the announcements of the big Oscar prizes seem to follow a script we've already read. [...]]]>
Movie review: ‘Stalingrad’ a great war film http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229405/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229405/-1/movies Movie review: ‘The Wind Rises’ rises above other anime films http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229668/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229668/-1/movies The Farr Side: Oscar predictions http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229269/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:58:42 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229269/-1/movies The 86th annual Academy Awards will air at 7 p.m. EST Sunday on ABC.
The list of nine Best Picture nominees showcases how impressive the film industry was over the past 12 months. The artistry, subject matter, stories and performances that make up these hopefuls are some of the best ever captured on film.
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Movie review: ‘Pompeii’ is a pain in the ash http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229842/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Bob Tremblay More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229842/-1/movies For starters, the film rips off so many other movies it should be arrested for grand larceny. "Gladiator," "Titanic," "Independence Day," "The Impossible" even "The Horse Whisperer." The movie doesn't contain one original thought. It basically exists to showcase the volcanic destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., proving that "location, location, [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Pompeii’ is a natural disaster http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229900/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229900/-1/movies Now, all these years later, there I was, sitting in the audience, waiting to be disappointed again. Not by the eruption this time, but – with the pedigree of director Paul W.S. [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Endless Love’ thankfully has an end http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229970/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Bob Tremblay More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229970/-1/movies Well, Romeo would have taken a double dose of poison to avoid sitting through this shoddy remake of the 1981 turkey starring Babbling Brooke Shields. Now, you may wonder why Shana Feste ("Country Strong"), the remake's director and co-writer, would want to resurrect a film that should [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ a look at the painter’s possible methods http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219396/-1/movies?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:03:17 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219396/-1/movies After reading a couple of [...]]]>