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Entries by Marshall Fine from 03/2009

Watchmen: The Latest Distraction

| Posted 03.02.2009 | Entertainment

Seriously: What is Watchmen but yet another distraction - a bit of apocalyptic storytelling meant to take our minds off the apocalypse now?

American Idol: Welcome to Branson

| Posted 03.09.2009 | Entertainment

It's that time of year when, with the Oscars out of the way and the Grammys and Emmys still just dots on the horizon, the entertainment press runs out...

Why Won't Michelle Pfeiffer's New Movie Reach Theaters?

| Posted 03.12.2009 | Entertainment

Blink and you'll miss Personal Effects, a moving contemporary drama starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher and Kathy Bates that's playing for one night only in New York next Monday.

Q&A: Ali Wentworth on Head Case, Marilyn Manson and, of course, George Stephanopoulos

| Posted 03.18.2009 | Entertainment

When actress Ali Wentworth launches the third season of Head Case on Starz on Friday, March 20, her character, Dr. Elizabeth Goode, has wedding fever....

Please don't pet the Osbournes

| Posted 03.23.2009 | Entertainment

One of my mentors - the late, great Ernie Schier - used to say, "There's no percentage in patting idiots on the head." His lesson came in a seminar o...

HuffPost Review: Spinning into Butter talks race

| Posted 03.24.2009 | Entertainment

Race is such a hot-button issue that it's virtually impossible to have an honest discussion about it in a formal or institutional setting. One on one,...

What's Killing Independent Film?

| Posted 03.30.2009 | Entertainment

The question I've asked myself recently after watching any number of worthy but small movies is, "This is a nice little movie -- but who will ever have the chance to see it?"