| Jun 23, 2015
| 4:51 PM
Terry Maguire and Marty Maloney have never met, but they share something very unique in common: Both men can introduce themselves as the "mayor of Park Ridge."
For Maguire, Park Ridge is a borough in northeastern New Jersey, roughly 822 miles east of...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 11:14 AM
Directed by a Belgian best known for "Bullhead," a bumpy noir about the beef trade, and written by Dennis Lehane (and based on his short story "Animal Rescue"), "The Drop" is a quirky, staid romantic dramedy dressed up to look like a gritty crime flick....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:00 AM
After seeing the first six hours of Season 3 of “House of Cards” pretty much straight-through, the most coherent thing I can tell its fans is that it is still absolutely binge-worthy.
I was up most of last night with Claire and Frank...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 8:29 AM
Honoring actors brings out red carpets, couture and — sometimes — creatures.
A monkey who's starred in 25 movies over two decades was top dog at the sixth annual Pawscars, the animal version of the Oscars. Waving a statue over her head in...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...