| Feb 7, 2013
A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain.
In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging.
The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Elvis will not be leaving the building Saturday. Nor will any of the other contestants in Elvis' Birthday Fight Club, a combination battle-to-the-finish boxing grudge match and burlesque show where past champions have included a chicken and a vibrating...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:24 AM
David Bowie and Justin Timberlake aren't the only musicians returning to active duty this spring.
Just days after debuting two new songs at a show at the Glass House in Pomona, New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced Monday that they'll release an album,...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:18 AM
On Thursday, Netflix announced a Feb. 1 release date for "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
All 13 episodes of the first season will be available to subscribers on that date. The whole project...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:02 AM
In the Netflix miniseries "House of Cards," Kate Mara plays a young reporter deeply involved in the world of Washington politics.
But the 30-year-old performer says she has no particular interest in journalism or political life. She's just acting the...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Much like Amy and Nick, the fractured married couple at the center of Gillian Flynn's breakout novel "Gone Girl," the author herself is good at keeping secrets.
In recent months, rumors have swirled around the highly anticipated film adaptation of the...
| Sep 13, 2012
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Tasking Keanu Reeves with narrating and conducting interviews for a documentary almost seems like a challenge to audiences predisposed to questioning the actor's intelligence. As if “Side by Side” director Christopher...
| Jun 14, 2011
Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...
| Sep 9, 2011
Like detention, "Tanner Hall," the new coming-of-age-in-a-boarding-school drama, allows room for a lot of thinking about other things — its cast most notably, since watching their struggle to move beyond the mundane is painful.
I found time to...