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    'Gone Girl' director David Fincher may team with James Ellroy for HBO drama

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014

    Duo previously came close to collaborating on 'The Black Dahlia'
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    James Franco eyes James Ellroy’s 'American Tabloid' as next directorial effort

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013

    'Oz the Great and Powerful' star will also appear in adaptation
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    Watch: Brie Larson, Robin Wright-Penn and Anne Heche discuss 'Rampart'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Feb 6, 2012

    The ladies in Woody Harrelson's life talk about the wild ride
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    'Rampart' campaign ramps up with qualifying release next week

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

    Woody Harrelson vehicle to have one-week run ahead of January opening
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    'Rampart' finds domestic distribution, so it's time to roll out the carpet for Woody Harrelson

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Sep 26, 2011

    He gives perhaps his finest performance to date in the Oren Moverman cop drama
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    'The Grey' director Joe Carnahan to take on 'Five Against a Bullet'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014

    Bodyguard team-up flick is right up the director's alley
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    The Afternoon Read (4.03.09) Cronenberg talks, Louis CK goes to war, and Ellison sues 'Trek'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Apr 3, 2009

    Plus Roger Friedman reviews the 'Wolverine' workprint... at what cost?
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    Howard Stern: 'I was crying like a baby' at Joan Rivers’ funeral

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Sep 8, 2014

    Howard Stern: 'I was crying like a baby' at Joan Rivers’ funeral Where in the world is Olivia Pope? Disney recreates the “DuckTales” opening with real ducks
  • Viola Davis to star in Shonda Rhimes’ 'How to Get Away With Murder'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

    Viola Davis to star in Shonda Rhimes’ 'How to Get Away With Murder' Rashida Jones’ parents -- Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton -- are joining her TBS pilot “Tribeca”
  • L.A. Confidential - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010

    Based on the best-selling novel by James Ellroy and directed by Curtis Hanson, this award-winning crime drama explores both the dark side of the Los Angeles police force and Southern California's criminal underbelly in the early '50s, when Hollywood was still seen as America's capital of sophistication, glitter, and glamour. Dudley Smith (James Cromwell) is the head of the LAPD and is loyal to his officers and eager to turn a blind eye to violence or corruption within his department, as long as it's the "bad guys" who are getting hurt. Bud White (Russell Crowe) is a police detective whose violent and cynical nature is often at war with his basic sense of decency and justice. Ed Exley (Guy Pearce) is a beat cop-turned-detective whose strict by-the-book philosophy and willingness to blow the whistle on other officers is balanced by a shrewd and opportunistic understanding of the internal politics of the department. And Jack Vincennes (Kevin Spacey) is a flashy "Hollywood" detective who serves as technical advisor for the TV series Badge of Honor. He is also in cahoots with Sid Hudgeons (Danny DeVito), publisher of the scandal sheet Hush Hush, who throws kickbacks to Vincennes in exchange for being brought along when showbiz figures get busted. White, Exley, and Vincennes find themselves drawn into a tangled and sticky web of violence and betrayal following a multiple murder at a coffee shop that is believed to be part of an effort by Mickey Cohen (Paul Guilfoyle) to consolidate his hold on organized crime in L.A. This lead appears to be connected to the discovery of a bizarre pornography and call-girl ring operated by Pierce Patchett (David Strathairn), whose women are given plastic surgery so that they more closely resemble well-known movie stars. White's role in the investigation is complicated when he falls for Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger), one of Patchett's prostitutes, who is the spitting image of Veronica Lake. L.A. Confidential was nominated for nine Academy Awards and netted two, with Brian Helgeland honored for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Kim Basinger taking home a statuette as Best Supporting Actress. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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