| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Prize-winning author Ann Patchett ("Bel Canto," "Truth and Beauty," "The Magician's Assistant") once confessed that the single most important artistic influence on her work is "The Poseidon Adventure," the 1933 Paul Gallico potboiler that was made into...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 8:04 PM
Two respective events saw the staff and Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter (VBAS) reveal their newly renovated facility, while thousands of locals and visitors gathered to meet and greet a galaxy of stars from classic films and television shows this...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Ernest Borginine died Sunday at the age of 95. Here is my interview with the Hamden-born, Connecticut-raised actor in 2010.
By FRANK RIZZO
Ernest Borgnine, who turns 94 in January, is having the time of his life.
With a new film out this month...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Classic movie fans are invited to hop onboard the Celebrity Millennium for the first-ever Turner Classic Movie Classic Cruise.
The cruise, hosted by the award-winning television network TCM, will depart from Miami to Key West and Cozumel on Dec. 8,...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman star in this 1958 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St.
Fat City — Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges star in this 1972...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Sitcom favorites Shelley Long and Cindy Williams get to strut their comedic stuff together for the first time in the Hallmark Movie Channel's new film, "Strawberry Summer," which airs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both stars say they are surprised it took them this...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Re. "Looking back on the silver screen," (Forum, Aug. 29):
Jim Carnett's article brought up some not-so-pleasant realizations of which everyone is aware, but probably not paramount in our everyday thinking.
The subject, of course, is leaving this...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:11 PM
The Ernest Borgnine estate is listed in the Beverly Crest area at $3.395 million.
On the market for the first time in 60 years, the gated Country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot home, designed by architect L.G. Scherer,...
| Oct 7, 2012
It took more than two years and several price cuts, but a compound in Malibu owned by now-divorced couple Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore Gibson has sold for $9,261,250. The property had been listed in March 2010 at $14.5 million.
The buyer is recently...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, have purchased the estate of Ernest Borgnine in the Beverly Crest area for $3 million.
The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot home features a formal entry...