| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Need someone to play a potty-mouthed, ex-alcoholic nun? An abusive, alcoholic wife of a college professor? A washed-up, alcoholic writer?
Call Kathleen Turner, an actress who has made a career of hard-edged, in-your-face, booze-soaked roles.
| Nov 24, 2012
| 7:15 PM
"Flight" (R). An airline pilot makes a heroic landing, but faces a level of scrutiny he didn't expect. With Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie, Nadine Velazquez, Peter...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:04 PM
The trailers and TV ads for "Lincoln" — with their wall-to-wall music, stately proclamations and reverent tone — suggest an unrestrained Steven Spielberg, fully indulging his worst tendencies. They won't win any truth-in-advertising awards...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Much as he had Ben Affleck as a colleague in both writing and acting in the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon has a similar peer in John Krasinski ("The Office") in this drama about fracking, the effort to find and market natural gas from...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Although it seems like Hal Holbrook has owned the role of Mark Twain for decades, another actor has staked a theatrical claim to the white-haired novelist and wit. Val Kilmer has been working on "Citizen Twain," a solo play in which he plays the writer,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:04 AM
I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens.
This one is...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Hal Holbrook, the Tony, Emmy Award winning (and Oscar-nominated) actor will be in Hartford later this month when the Mark Twain House & Museum dedicates its Great Hall at its museum center in honor of the actor who has spent more than 60 years playing the...
| Apr 18, 2012
Paul Bogart, an Emmy Award-winning director who launched his career during the days of live television in New York and later was a prolific director on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died. He was 92.
Bogart died of age-related...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Sada Thompson, a Tony Award-winning actress best known to TV viewers for her Emmy Award-winning role as the matriarch in the 1970s dramatic TV series "Family," has died. She was 83.
Thompson, a resident of Southbury, Conn., died of lung disease Wednesday...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:34 PM
In a city where you can cruise down Lincoln Avenue for a bite at the Lincoln Restaurant (paying the check with currency featuring a picture of you know who), then go shopping in Lincoln Park before meeting a friend in Lincoln Square, it's impossible for...
| Sep 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The fall TV season officially begins Sept. 20, but this week is a huge one for The CW and FX. FX brings back “Sons of Anarchy” on Tuesday and debuts the first-rate “Terriers”Â on Wednesday. The CW brings back “America's Next....