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Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Karl Slover dies at 93
November 16, 2011
Karl Slover, one of the last surviving actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. He was 93.
Harry Potter fans off to see the boy wizard for the last time
July 15, 2011
Harry Potter fans young and old came in costume by the hundreds to Southwind 12 theaters in south Lawrence to catch one last glimpse of the wizard’s fantasy world.
Harry Potter fans flock to Lawrence theater to watch final movie
July 15, 2011
Harry Potter fans young and old came in costume by the hundreds to Southwind 12 theaters in south Lawrence to catch one last glimpse of the wizard’s fantasy world.
Review: ‘Earthwork’
June 3, 2011
Shot almost entirely in Kansas and based on the true story of Lawrence, Kan. crop artist Stan Herd, “Earthwork” is a testament to the power within art to bring people together, even in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Filmmakers screen documentary about K.C.’s Cowtown Ballroom
May 29, 2011
Joe Heyen wanted to make a stop in Lawrence ever since he and Anthony Ladesich started screening their film, “Cowtown Ballroom … Sweet Jesus!”, more than two years ago. He got his wish Saturday.
Top 10: Running movies
April 15, 2011
Eric Melin highlights the best running movies to get you fired up for the Kansas Relays.
Au Pair, Kansas”: KU grad’s debut film, which stars Traci Lords, premieres at Kansas City FilmFest
April 8, 2011
J.T. O’Neal’s “Au Pair, Kansas,” will premier at the downtown AMC Mainstreet 6 Theatre at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, April 9.
Elizabeth Taylor dies at age 79
March 23, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79. Oscar contest 2011
February 17, 2011
Pick the Oscars for a chance to win movie passes good at any Hollywood Theater including the Southwind 12.
Southwestern College unhappy with poster for horror movie ‘The Roommate’
February 10, 2011
Billed as a college thriller, “The Roommate” remains a source of tension for administrators at Southwestern College upon its national theatrical release Friday.
K-State researcher says movie-going companions matter
February 3, 2011
Want to enjoy a movie? Pay attention to the person sitting next to you. That’s the message from a Kansas State University psychology professor.
Sundance offering has Lawrence ties
February 1, 2011
The daughter of a former Kansas University chancellor co-produced “The Convincer,” starring Greg Kinnear, Lea Thompson, Billy Crudup and Alan Arkin.
Review: I Love You Phillip Morris
January 28, 2011
As you may be able to tell from its title, the new comedy “I Love You Phillip Morris” is a love story. It’s about infatuation, obsession, and the insane lengths people will go to when they are deep in love’s sway. It just so happens that the lovers in question are two gay men who fall in love in prison.
The King’s Speech’ leads obvious Golden Globes nominations
‘Glee’ has most TV nominations
December 15, 2010
“The King’s Speech” is precisely the kind of film that has long appealed to awards voters: It’s historical, focuses on royalty, depicts a character overcoming physical adversity and features a classy cast.
Hollywood’s fountain of youth: ‘Tron’ reverse-ages Jeff Bridges by manipulating digital images
December 8, 2010
Hollywood has famously had better luck using makeup to make young actors look old — like Russell Crowe in “A Beautiful Mind” — than making old actors look young. But the ability to manipulate images digitally could prove to be a fountain of youth for some.