| Jan 26, 2015
| 9:20 AM
PASADENA, Calif. Before she was 30 actress Hannah New had already climbed Kilimanjaro, backpacked through Asia and South America, volunteered in children's homes in Bolivia, made a miniseries in Spanish and earned a master's degree.
"My mom would say I...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:20 AM
The TV drama "Justified" begins a new season at 10 p.m. Tuesday on FX, and it's a season I approach with mixed feelings.
On one hand, it has been and remains one of the best shows on television. (I put it seventh on my list of the best series of 2014.)...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:20 AM
Long ago, my honored predecessor and friend John Hartl (who's been reviewing movies for Seattle Times readers for 48 years) began a tradition of wrapping up the movie year with a list of "Dubious Achievements." Following once more in his footsteps, here...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:07 AM
A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.
DeVito will talk about his...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Gangsters from Russia are the new default mafia in recent crime thrillers. Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer" and James Gandolfini in "The Drop" battled vicious mobsters transplanted from the old Soviet Union. Keanu Reeves now joins the fray as the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:44 AM
In "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks," a welcome sequel to 2010's "Talk Show," Dick Cavett covers a lot of ground in a collection of erudite and witty pieces: from writing jokes for the comedy-impaired Art Linkletter to...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:27 AM
When a film actor leaves us before his final work becomes available, it makes for a long, strange goodbye indeed.
The most recent example of this comes from the latest "Hunger Games" movie, "Mockingjay — Part 1." The late Philip Seymour Hoffman,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Leave it to a company that started the week resurrecting a martial-arts flick to follow up with a big one-two punch.
Just days after Netflix surprised Hollywood with a deal for a "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" sequel, the streaming service walloped...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:51 PM
September is full of bookish film adaptations, with movies made from kids books, an international bestseller, a bestselling mystery and a couple of heart-stopping YA thrillers, of course. Here's what's in theaters, and what's coming soon.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:54 PM
The 66th annual Emmy Awards will remember Robin Williams with a "proper and meaningful remembrance," executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion," Mischer said. "While we are...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her third consecutive Emmy for lead actress in a comedy for her portrayal of the sharp-tongued and ambitious Selina Meyer, the fictional vice president of the United States, in HBO's "Veep," beating out a formidable field that...