| May 9, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Tyler Perry is credited as a producer on "Peeples," but don't let that scare you away. Written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism, "Peeples" is witty, charming and light, standing apart from the heavy-handed moralizing of so many of Perry's own movies....
| May 12, 2013
| 8:56 AM
“The Great Gatsby” wasn’t the No. 1 film at the box office this weekend, but Warner Bros. executives may be breaking out the bubbly anyway.
Baz Luhrmann's 3-D take on of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1920s novel lost out to “Iron Man 3,&...
| May 14, 2013
When you ask people who clearly are upset what's wrong, they typically will reply "nothing," because they don't want to talk about it — or they will take the opposite approach and tell you exactly what's got them down, starting from beginning to end...
| May 15, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Predictability and the arts-and-entertainment world have an uneasy relationship.
Predictability is a given — like the mouthfeel of a Big Mac — when it comes to, say, the punch lines on "Two and a Half Men" or the beats of your average...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:50 PM
CANNES -- An incident apparently involving a gun briefly interrupted a French television interview with actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday and sent nearby pedestrians scurrying for safety.
| May 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Architect of exiting autocracy invited to the White House
Monday, May 20 -- Myanmar President Thein Sein’s visit to Washington symbolically celebrates his nation’s embrace of democracy and the rule of law after half a century of...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Cannes, France--With award-season hits such as “The Silver Linings Playbook” and “Django Unchained,” the Weinstein Co. had a small but potent slate in the latter half of 2012.
On Friday evening at the Cannes Film Festival, the...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Richard Wagner -- the 19th century composer whose epic operas are considered to be among the greatest ever written and whose anti-Semitic views still cause controversy -- was born 200 years ago Wednesday in Leipzig, Germany.
| May 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
CANNES, France -- Older actors have been playing crotchety geezers since the days of radio. But very few have done it with the gusto and honesty of Bruce Dern in “Nebraska,” the black-and-white Alexander Payne dramedy that is shaping up as one...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal," Kerry Washington is the most powerful fixer in Washington, a town that needs a lot of fixing. Trouble is, she's also in love with the most powerful man in D.C.: President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant (Tony Goldwyn). She met...
| Oct 17, 2013
**** (out of four)
“12 Years a Slave” is a raw, powerful film that matters, but watching it doesn’t feel like work. If this movie ever appears on a syllabus, students will look forward to class.
Adapting a horrifying true story,...