Amy Dawes

March of the Penguins

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Director: Luc JacquetTopic: The annual journey of the Emperor penguins to their Antarctic breeding ground, and the remarkable rituals involved in their courtship, incubation and feeding of the…

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North Country

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About halfway into "North Country," Charlize Theron as Minnesota coal miner Josey Aimes demands the right to speak at a crowded union meeting despite the palpable hatred in the hall. When the miners…

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Buzz factors into race

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It's impossible to consider this year's documentary Oscar contenders without bringing up a visually dazzling nature doc released by Warner Independent Pictures. "The March of the Penguins" set the…

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Roof space sets pace

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When AFI Fest organizers learned in March that their former digs at the ArcLight theater in Hollywood had been leased, they concluded there was nowhere to go but up.

Greta Garbo

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Icons of the Century: "We had faces then," Gloria Swanson says in "Sunset Boulevard" of filmdom's early stars. Few fit the line as well as Garbo.

Steven Spielberg

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Icons of the Century: Ocean swimming would never be the same after stunned movie-goers watched the shark attack in "Jaws" in the summer of 1975, and neither would the movie business. The film's $260…

Paul Newman

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Icons of the Century: At his best when countering his ridiculously good looks by playing rascally, insolent smart-asses, Newman gave the world the callous, womanizing cowhand of "Hud"; the…

Jack Nicholson

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Icons of the Century: Whether poking his bandaged nose where it isn't welcome as Jake Gittes in "Chinatown," or ad-libbing his immortal "He-e-e-re's Johnny!" while axing through a door in "The…

Harry Houdini

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Icons of the Century: In tough times -- such as the early 1900s, when masses of unschooled immigrants struggled to get a foothold in America -- a man who excelled at thrilling, death-defying escapes…

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