| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s documentary “Citizen Koch” (which opened June 27 at Laemmle’s Playhouse) achieved a certain notoriety when its nominally independent backers at ITVS dropped support for the film. Although other reasons...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A more enlightening title than "Kirstie," frankly, would be "Seen Better Days," which at least would capture the depressing sensation associated with watching this mini-"Must-See TV" reunion featuring Kirstie Alley, "Cheers" co-star Rhea Perlman and...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:44 PM
There is something very unusual about Nora Ephron's bio in the Playbill for her new play, "Lucky Guy," a piece about famed tabloid newspaperman Mike McAlary, which opened Monday night on Broadway and stars Tom Hanks. The little sketch of Ephron, stuck...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:19 AM
This sequel to the hugely unpleasant thriller "The Collector" is just as gruesome, which would have to be expected. Josh Stewart returns as the lone escapee from a sadistic serial killer, enlisted to save a wealthy man's (Christopher McDonald) daughter...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:29 PM
There's no need to stop the presses for this bit of Broadway foregone conclusion.
"Lucky Guy," the Tony-nominated play written by the late Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, has officially turned a profit, recouping its Broadway investment of $3.6...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Of all the stage musicals based on hit movies over the years ("Applause," "Promises, Promises," etc.), few have hit the ground running with the wit, verve and sheer entertainment value of "Legally Blonde," now in its second and final weekend at Golden...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:40 PM
NEW YORK — In the program for "Lucky Guy," the play Nora Ephron raced to complete before her death last year, there's a note by the author titled "Journalism: A Love Story."
That's a pretty good description of the drama, Ephron's valentine to...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:16 PM
"The Best and the Brightest" might have had some real teeth -- and some real smarts -- in the hands of a savvy satirist such as Christopher Guest. Unfortunately, writer-director Josh Shelov's sendup of the Manhattan private school culture flies off its...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 4:32 PM
With his crime drama "The Next Three Days" opening, well, in the next three days, Russell Crowe was the biggest star on the red carpet at a special screening Tuesday night at the Directors Guild of America. "I'm famous for......
| Jun 5, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Who oh who is the person guiding Neil Patrick Harris's career? He is making odd choices, one after the other, and making them pay off somehow. “The Best and the Brightest” has him playing a schlub of a dad talked-tricked into going to extremes...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
'Spider-Man' musical inspires 'Law & Order' episode...