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Word got out early this week that Leonardo DiCaprio had dumped his girlfriend, teen soap star Blake Lively. Sad face! This meant that Leo would just dip the brim of his baseball cap down even lower when he goes out, his hands shoved even deeper into his pockets, his scowl just that much more Read More
For Leo, Blake was the ultimate rebound from Bar Refaeli. They met over dinner at The Lion in November, with Baz Luhrmann, who had DiCaprio as his Gatsby and toyed with the idea of Ms. Lively as Daisy (the part went to Carey Mulligan). In May, Mr. DiCaprio was, again, single, and it wasn’t long Read More
Yes, the bitter cold days of late January are all about us, here in New York. The idea of walking daunts us. We’re hopping around half-frozen puddles of toxic slush. Nothing — gloves, socks, scarves — can keep us as warm as we want to be. At times there is no end in sight.
Well, Read More
As business capitals go, Los Angeles is an oddity. There are few corporate headquarters here-after Disney, can you name one?-which makes a financier like Ron Burkle a quintessential L.A. power figure: peripatetic, elusive, canny and demonstrably rich.
He’s invariably described as low-key and publicity shy, and articles about Mr. Burkle usually also Read More
At the movies, incomprehensible gibberish has become a way of life, but it usually takes time before it’s clear that a movie really stinks. Inception, Christopher Nolan’s latest assault on rational coherence, wastes no time. It cuts straight to the chase that leads to the junkpile without passing go, although before it drags Read More
Tom, Cameron, Angie and Leo return to the multiplex. But is there still pop in their corn?
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It turns out delaying Shutter Island by four months only meant Paramount had to wait a bit longer to collect its impressive loot. The psychological thriller (with a twist!) was the top choice over the weekend, pulling down a massive $40.2 million to lead all comers. As we do each Monday, here’s a breakdown Read More
Good news, cinephiles: a couple of Mount Rushmore-ready directors open films today. Even better news: only one of them brings a scandalous criminal record to theaters as well! (Hint: his name rhymes with Poman Rolanski.) As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
What’s the story: If it Read More
Running time 138 minutes
Written by Laeta Kalogridis
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson
2.5 Stars out of 4
Making important, sometimes even unforgettable movies is something for which Martin Scorsese seems hard-wired. Shutter Island Read More