| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Katheryn Winnick holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo and a second-degree black belt in karate, so playing a sword-wielding shield maiden in History's "Vikings" was a cinch.
Well ... sorta.
"A shield maiden wouldn't necessarily do a spinning...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Jim Carrey walked the red carpet at "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" premiere Monday night wearing shiny silver boots, gold Elvis-style sunglasses and a white jacket. Hordes of screaming fans along Hollywood Boulevard in front of TCL Chinese Theater made...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:16 PM
What is it with Hollywood and hyperbole these days? Last week saw "Oz the Great and Powerful" and now we have "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." Calling it "The Mildly Diverting Burt Wonderstone" would have been more accurate, but how many tickets is that...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
In how many ways is "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" a horrible miscalculation? Pretty much all of them. Yes, it has a couple dozen chuckles and maybe a few true laughs, but that's not enough to sustain this written-by-numbers piece of Hollywood...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:55 AM
A staggering amount of modern American comedy has passed across the stages of The Second City, the acclaimed improv group headquartered in Chicago. Its alumni stretches from Oscar-winner Alan Arkin to Stephen Colbert and generations of “Saturday...
| Oct 8, 2012
Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback.
“That narrative has been...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:41 PM
It's no secret that Massachusetts native Ben Affleck loves Boston. After all, "Good Will Hunting" — the film that put him and Matt Damon on the Hollywood map — was set there, as were his first two directorial efforts, "Gone Baby Gone" and "The...
| Oct 11, 2012
*** (out of four)
It’s not easy to make a reality-based, political, action-comedy that stretches from Tinseltown to Tehran and covers everything from Hollywood satire to public hangings.
In his first directorial effort not set in Boston, Ben...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:57 AM
The propulsive hostage thriller "Argo," the third feature directed by Ben Affleck, just plain works. It's heartening to encounter a film, based on fact but happy to include all sorts of exciting fictions to amp up the suspense, whose entertainment...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Argo * * *
Ben Affleck carga fama de ser un actor que trabaja en películas malas, pero lo cierto es que el artista posee gran talento como actor y como director. La prueba contundente es Argo, drama político dirigido y protagonizado por Affleck que...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 8:41 PM
"Argo" (R). In 1979, after Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans trapped. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...