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Kelly Jane Torrance

Articles by Kelly Jane Torrance

Media Room: DVD & Blu-ray reviews

Reviews of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Adoration," "The L Word: Final Season," "It's Garry Shandling's Show: The Complete Series," "Cheri" Published October 20, 2009

FarmVille turning hipsters into farmers

Young hipsters are getting back to the land — virtually. FarmVille, the most popular game on the social-networking site Facebook, uses cutting-edge technology to let players farm virtual plots of land. Published October 16, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'New York, I Love You'

Which city is the greatest in the world? New York, Paris, London, Rome, Berlin — they've all inspired many celluloid fantasies. If "New York, I Love You," the latest contribution to the genre, is any indication, though, Paris has an edge over New York. Published October 16, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Where the Wild Things Are'

It seems a strange thing to say about a book fewer than a dozen sentences long, but here it is: "Where the Wild Things Are," the film, is not a faithful adaptation of its source material. Published October 16, 2009

Sage Advice

Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. Published October 14, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Coco avant Chanel'

If you come away from "Coco avant Chanel" disappointed that the film has almost none of the brilliant designs that made its title character famous, you can't say you weren't warned: The title is, after all, "Coco Before Chanel." Published October 9, 2009

Sage Advice

Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. Published October 7, 2009

Letterman's TV admission called adept PR

Former President Bill Clinton appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman" a little more than a week before the New York-based talk-show host revealed a sex scandal of his own. One thing is clear: Mr. Letterman didn't ask the former president for any advice. Published October 4, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Disgrace'

J.M. Coetzee's cutting novel of sex and power in post-apartheid South Africa has been brought to the big screen with all of the loneliness and most of the intelligence of the novel intact. Published October 2, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Boys Are Back'

Clive Owen isn't exactly known as a softie. But in "The Boys Are Back," the actor is at his most lost and vulnerable. Published October 2, 2009

BEYOND: The movie machine a 'Disgrace'

"Disgrace" is only director Steve Jacobs and writer Anna Maria Monticelli's second film. Yet for this sophomore project, they had the enviable job of adapting a masterpiece by Nobel Prize-winning novelist J.M. Coetzee. Published October 2, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Whip It'

Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It," is a little like her on-screen persona — tough but girlish, with a deep sense of vulnerability floating just under the hard surface. Published October 2, 2009

Sage Advice

Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. Published September 30, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Paris'

"Paris" is not the definitive movie about the titular French capital — but it's a masterful one. Published September 25, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Bright Star'

John Keats was one of the first figures whose inspired work and tragic life paved the way for the celebrity culture we live in today. So it's surprising that Hollywood has taken this long to put his life on film. Published September 25, 2009

Ken Burns films nation's 'best idea' -- parks

Ken Burns has never used a superlative quite like this before: His latest work has the grand title "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." The 12-hour series premieres on PBS on Sunday at 8 p.m.; a two-hour episode airs each night until Oct. 2. Published September 25, 2009

Sage Advice

Advice compiled and condensed from actual sources by Kelly Jane Torrance, who composed the questions. Published September 23, 2009

Media Room: DVD & Blu-ray reviews

Reviews of "30 Rock: Season Three," "Ugly Betty: Season Three," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit — The Tenth Year," "Taxi: The Complete Fourth Season" Published September 22, 2009

Peter Garrett takes political stage

Midnight Oil, more than any other rock outfit from Australia, prided itself on speaking truth to power. Published September 18, 2009

MOVIES: Raining hamburgers

Adult foodies had "Julie & Julia" to make their mouths water in theaters this year. Hungry children have "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Published September 18, 2009