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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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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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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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.

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…

Charlie Chaplin

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Icons of the Century: The immigrant comic genius who would make America laugh through the Great Depression, Charlie Chaplin arrived in Hollywood in 1914, at the right moment in history to ride an…

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…

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…

Katharine Hepburn

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Icons of the Century: A revelation when she burst on to the Hollywood scene in 1932 with her inimitably patrician voice and impeccable bone structure, Katharine Hepburn personified the independent…

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