| Jun 8, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
"Beginners" constantly jumps back and forth between the present and different moments in the past. If it were linear, however, the movie would be: Oliver (Ewan McGregor) grows up, his mom dies, his dad (Christopher Plummer) comes out...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:22 AM
SALZBURG, Austria — I'm on a bus with 57 other tourists singing "I Am Sixteen Going on Seventeen."
It's fun. Really fun. Well, it's sort of fun. After three hours, I feel like jumping out the window.
"I can't hear you," the tour guide coaxes the...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:54 PM
As a general rule, roughly 99% of remakes fall somewhere between the awful and the utterly redundant — particularly when there was nothing wrong with the original. But, in Hollywood terms, there was one thing fatally wrong about the original “...
| Dec 19, 2011
*** (out of four)
No hard feelings, Danish director Niels Arden Oplev. In helming the poorly paced 2009 Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” you tried your best. But David Fincher now owns you.
With his English language...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Adventures of Tintin 3D" (PG-13). Directed by Steven Spielberg, this animated tale is about a young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), and his faithful dog, Snowy, who face numerous adventures while fighting off shady characters. With...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:41 PM
The latest superhero film is "Green Lantern." Played by Ryan Reynolds, the hero draws his powers from a glowing green ring. Ancient guardians of the universe choose him to replace his dying predecessor. He becomes much more of a space cowboy on...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 10:39 AM
The title doesn't completely indicate what you'll get from this rather grim action-with-vampires adventure, which was a 3-D attraction in theaters. Paul Bettany plays the title cleric who goes to the rescue in a post-apocalyptic world when his niece (Lily...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Broadway fell fast for "Once," the melancholy but moving movie-to-musical about a lovelorn Irish street musician and his Czech guardian angel, which scooped Disney's chirpier "Newsies: The Musical" for the award for best musical at the 2012 Tony Awards....
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis.
Didn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 9:13 AM
STRATFORD, Ontario — At the age of 82 and with his acting chops and handsome looks singularly unscathed, Christopher Plummer has earned the right to talk of death. If a man can fight back so many of its familiar ravages, you think, he must be a...