| Sep 6, 2012
*** (out of four)
It’s been years, maybe around the time of “Wedding Crashers,” since the once-charismatic "PECLB0000005706">Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) truly held the screen rather than merely existing on it as...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:01 PM
The TV ads for “The Words” suggest a thriller, which it is definitely not. In ways, that's a relief, since the summer releases included enough thrillers to hold me until the cows come home. Still, beware: This debut feature from writing/...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:06 PM
"2016 Obama's America" (PG). Documentary based on Dinesh D'Souza's book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." TownMall Cinemas (1:15, 4:15, 7:15 p.m.)
"The Campaign" (R). In this political comedy, a multi-term congressman (Will Ferrell) commits a...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is the darling of right wing think tanks. He worked at the Hoover Institution, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. His books and essays feature arguments tailor made for Bill O'Reilly and Fox...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:37 AM
"It's like 'The Borgias' meets 'Game of Thrones' meets 'Dawson's Creek.'" That's how Francois Arnaud, who plays Cesare Borgia in Showtime's "The Borgias," described the Season 2 finale airing at 9 p.m. June 17.
Arnaud laughed as he said it, but he isn'...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Showtime's "The Borgias" ended its second season Sunday with a couple of confessions, a poisoning and one sadly missed opportunity, says series star Francois Arnaud.
"I think that the sad thing about that ending is that Rodrigo was about to tell Cesare...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:08 PM
With all the plagiarism controversies of recent times, you'd think the creatively blocked author (played by Bradley Cooper) at the heart of this story would know better ... but then, you might not have this somewhat intriguing movie.
| 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...