| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:10 AM
In the never-ending effort to make Shakespeare "relevant" and "accessible," it never hurts to enlist celebrities for the hard sell.
"Shakespeare Uncovered," a six-part documentary series that begins airing Friday on PBS, boasts an abundance of famous...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Showtime released a preview for "The Borgias" a few days ago titled "Father, Son, Unholy Spirit." I can't believe I missed it until today. But damn! Neil Jordan looks to be ramping up the murders, the sex--and maybe even the incest.
Yes, it looks like...
| Feb 13, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Among many reasons the “Twilight” movie franchise didn’t work, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) make lousy characters, separately and together. Be it the script, the performances, whatever: The...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:54 AM
When classy, pedigreed British actors go hog-wild under the flowering dogwood trees of a Southern Gothic setting, often the results are good. Just as often they're so bad they're good. And sometimes, as is the case with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson in...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Safe Haven" will find no refuge at the box office the weekend, as the latest "Die Hard" movie is set to annihilate the competition.
"A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise, is expected to gross a robust $55...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:46 PM
I never thought I'd regret not having reviewed any of the "Twilight" series. Now I do, because it would have been only a few moments' work to cut and paste several paragraphs, run some search-and-replaces ("caster" for "vampire," "Ethan" for "Belle"), and...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Many of the Bard's classics get new attention and appreciation from six talents - Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, theater director Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant - as they host individual episodes of this recently televised PBS...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Take a stroll through the exhibits of antique medical devices in the International Museum of Surgical Science on Lake Shore Drive, and your mind might conjure forth images worthy of the 1988 movie “Dead Ringers,” in which Jeremy Irons plays...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Max Irons romances Saoirse Ronan this weekend in the movie "The Host," and if this teaser is any indication, the British actor will be steaming up TV screens this summer as King Edward IV.
Irons, son of "The Borgias" star Jeremy Irons, plays King...
| Jan 11, 2013
Angsty teenage love may be as old as Shakespeare and the Bronte sisters, but with the star-crossed lover motif getting ......
| Jan 25, 2013
“We have such a disadvantage with Shakespeare,” says actor and one host of the new PBS series Shakespeare Uncovered Jeremy Irons, “because everybody teaches it badly at school, and so you leave school — like the French leave...