| Oct 25, 2009
The Vampire Archives
The Most Complete Volume
of Vampire Tales Ever Published
Edited and with an Introduction
by Otto Penzler
Vintage: 1034 pp., $25 paper
"You have heard, no doubt, of the appalling superstition that prevails in Upper and Lower...
| Oct 24, 2010
Naples, Italy — The ticket taker on the train from Rome had to shout to get my attention. I was staring out the window, iPod cranked up high, the divine voice of Cecilia Bartoli pouring Baroque soap bubbles into my ears.
| Jan 20, 2010
OXFORD, England -- Cue the college choir. Roll the "Brideshead Revisited" footage. Lay out the strawberries and clotted cream.
And let me begin by saying, ahem, that it's a rich experience, reflecting upon one's days at Oxford. The morning sun through...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 1:35 PM
Oscar-winning filmmaker Jane Campion ("The Piano") considers where creative inspiration comes from in this lush biography of the 19th-century British poet John Keats, played by Ben Whishaw. Keats fell for Fanny Brawne ( Abbie Cornish, "Stop-Loss") while...
| Jul 19, 2009
'Moon Handbooks: Cleveland'
Poor Cleveland. For years, the city has been the object of bad jokes by late-night comedians. Nowadays, though, attitudes seem to be changing. Author Douglas Trattner goes so far as to write that Cleveland "has...
| Aug 27, 2009
All release dates are subject to change. "Limited" means limited markets for that date -- i.e. not Central Florida -- wider release dates also included where known. Oct. 9
Couples Retreat (Universal) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon...
| Aug 13, 2009
| 11:11 AM
ANSWER: a) George Bernard Shaw
| Sep 22, 2009
It happens every time filmmaker Jane Campion makes a "period piece." The director of The Portrait of a Lady, The Piano and the new 1820s-set drama Bright Star is thrown by the very costumes that she has decreed those starring in her "costume drama" must...
| Sep 25, 2009
John Keats' life, love and death make him a romantic cliche and a fine subject for a period romance in Bright Star.
Consider -- his now-revered poetry was scorned in his lifetime. He was genteel yet poor, dependent on the kindness of friends. He died...
| Oct 6, 2009
All Oscarologists know how much academy voters love ing??nues, especially when they portray lovers. In "Bright Star," Abbie Cornish embodies one of the immortals: Fanny Brawne, the woman adored by the world's greatest romantic poet, John Keats, who died...
| Oct 12, 2009
"Bright Star" just opened with luminous reviews, scoring 81 at Metacritic. The L.A. Times calls this dramatization of poet John Keats' (Ben Whishaw) tragic love affair with the girl next door (Abbie Cornish) "one of the most moving, most transporting love...