| Sep 26, 2011
| 1:43 PM
In the new photography book "Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts," celebrities are speaking up about arts programs being removed from schools. Conceived by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith and Robin Bronk, CEO of The...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:11 PM
One of Woody Allen's best-received movies of late, the writer-director's comedy casts Owen Wilson as his newest doppelganger, a creatively blocked writer who ventures to the City of Light with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams).
While there, he has...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 11:49 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Adrien Brody was born in New York City on this day in 1973. This birthday guy has the distinction of being the youngest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2002 film "The Pianist." Brody has also starred in...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Oh, the glorious bistros and baguettes and architecture of Paris! Hollywood screenwriter-turned-novelist Gil (Owen Wilson) could just live there. His increasingly snippy fiancé, Inez (Rachel McAdams), not so much. Luckily every night at...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:19 PM
The Dreamworks studio builds well on successful elements of the first movie of this franchise to make "Kung Fu Panda 2" a very worthy sequel. But it's the new director, Jennifer Yuh, who skillfully blends the fast-paced action with family-friendly...
| Feb 27, 2011
There is a very particular art to playing the ordinary. Few actors do it well — Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney always come to mind. Of those, most fail to get their due come Oscar night — thoughts of Giamatti and Linney rise again.
| May 31, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
When all else fails, make a joke about balls.
That may as well be the tagline for “High School,” a stoner comedy whose misguided sense of its own cleverness begins but doesn't end at its title. At a California high school,...
| May 31, 2012
The great curiosity of "High School," a "don't try this at home" comedy about stoners who drug their high school, is the presence of Adrien Brody in the cast.
Brody, who won an Oscar for "The Pianist." That Adrien Brody, here in dreadlocks, with a rat-...
| Mar 29, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
The last time Christina Hendricks and Bryan Cranston shared the screen, “Drive” became the best movie of 2011.
“Detachment,” the latest from controversial director Tony Kaye (“American History X,”...
| Dec 30, 2012
Flat smoking slippers in velvet or satin and wedge sneakers with studs and straps overtook sky-high platforms in the fashionable footwear race.
Whether it was tiny Union Jacks, tuxedos, stripes, crystal flowers or...
| Dec 31, 2012
There's a new abnormal in men's style.
"For a long time, you were this, or you were that — a polished guy or a rough-hewn guy," said celebrity stylist Robert Verdi. "The polished guy was clean-shaven, starched shirts and shiny shoes. And then the...