| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
When Tom Hanks released "Cast Away" in 2000, he was all alone in more ways than one.
Playing a man stuck for years on a remote island, the Oscar winner was helping to bring back a genre, the so-called stranded film, that hadn't had a major entry in...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances.
This seems to be one of those times.
After decades in...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke's "Unknown Pleasures," "The World" and "24 City" have been celebrated by critics and on the international festival circuit, but his work has yet to break through with a wider audience in America. That might change with his...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The results this weekend for Tom Hanks’ hijacking drama “Captain Phillips” — which took in $26 million in U.S. ticket sales from just more than 3,000 theaters -- are a tricky beast to size up. On the one hand, the movie beat...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Forget all about Snoop Lion, and get excited for Snoopzilla.
Earlier this year Snoop Dogg released a reggae album under new moniker Snoop Lion, which traded the menacing gangster rap that made him a superstar for a rasta-inspired patois. The album,...
| Oct 20, 2013
Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Free shows, exclusive interviews, backstage passes and social media coverage add up to an indescribable theater experience.
Four years ago, The Broward Center for the Performing Arts initiated the Teen Ambassador Program to encourage high school...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Jeanette Winterson's new novel is a strange and spare piece of horror writing about witch trials that arrives on these shores just in time for Halloween.
"The Daylight Gate" is based on a real-life story of the Pendle Witches, men and women charged in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The naughty writers have struck back.
Yesterday, Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg reported on Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers' cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:45 PM
When New Haven third-wave ska legends Spring Heeled Jack reunited for two shows at Toad's Place in 2010, every member of the band during its prime era ('96-'00 or so) returned to celebrate — aside from their drummer, the late, great Dave Karcich....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt — including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" — but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London"...