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DiCaprio, Iñárritu discuss brutal ‘Revenant’ shoot
BEVERLY HILLS — Filming the harrowing wilderness epic “The Revenant” was like “rock climbing without a rope,” director Alejandro González Iñárritu told a robust crowd on Monday at one of the first public screenings of the film. “There is no way down,” Iñárritu said. “You have t...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
The value of writing a lot
Every November, over 300,000 people, regardless of age, occupation or writing experience, participate in a 30-day challenge to write a 50,000 word novel. That translates to about 1,700 words per day, challenging enough that sleepless nights and extremely high daily caffeine intake are normal, but no...
By Karan Nevatia FULL STORY
Resonant ‘Danish Girl’ explores life of Lili Elbe
Most people probably don’t know the name Lili Elbe. This reviewer didn’t. But Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” will make sure you won’t soon forget the transgender icon, even if this well-intentioned, extravagant movie leaves you with more questions than revelations. Almost a century befo...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
Gaiman returns to comics with ’Sandman: Overture’
Neil Gaiman is one of the world’s beloved writers and could probably work on any project he wants. And what he wanted to do is go back to his roots in the comic book world. That’s how Gaiman ended up writing “The Sandman: Overture,” for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo. It was recently released...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Redmayne, Hooper reunite for transgender tale ‘Danish Girl’
TORONTO — In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits in for a portrait his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) is painting of a ballerina. Breathlessly caressing the stockings and slippers, something stir...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY

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Man wanted for domestic violence stabbing homicide in San Mateo
A suspect in a homicide noon Saturday in San Mateo has been identified by police as Anthony Kirincic..
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