| May 13, 2011
| 7:31 AM
In novels and songs, in movies and plays and TV shows, addiction to drugs and alcohol is a frequent theme. Steve Earle's new novel "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the latest, but here are some previous standouts...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:36 PM
See Jane reach. See Jane reach for power and be denied.
It might not yet be a full-blown theme, but that story line has made for one of TV’s more culturally intriguing narratives of this presidential election year.
“Game Change” and...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
“Honey, want to go see that new movie about an all-girls Catholic college? It stars two gorgeous actresses, Carla Gugino and Marley Shelton.”
“That sounds great! You’re the best girlfriend ever.”
| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:31 PM
In 1972, tiny Immaculata College in suburban Philadelphia, made history by winning it's first of three straight natiional championships in college women's basketball. The all women catholic school's basketball team, with little money and poor facilities,...
| May 17, 2012
| 6:21 PM
The power of Christ has compelled Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields to take two of the lead roles in a new stage version of William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist," which is scheduled to open at the Geffen Playhouse on July 11.
Chamberlain will play...
| Jan 27, 2008
| 10:15 PM
Best mobster makeover: James Gandolfini
Looking svelte(r) and refreshed, with an attractive stubble/beard hybrid and a sleek white tie, James Gandolfini took the stage to accept the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series....
| Aug 22, 2008
WHO NEEDS bread and circuses when you've got networking and rock 'n' roll?
For every Democratic delegate who is bound for the convention in Denver, desperate to influence the platform committee, there are plenty more looking for the best entertainment...
| Oct 16, 2008
| 7:01 AM
Unlike its subject, "W." can't win. At this point in the current administration, I doubt even Oliver Stone wants to see an Oliver Stone film about the life and exceptional good luck enjoyed (and squandered, if you agree with the filmmaker and his...
| Oct 17, 2008
"W." MAY sound like the story of the initial that rocked the world, but it turns out to be the tale of a mouse that roared. Director Oliver Stone and writer Stanley Weiser's unexpected take on the life and times of our 43rd president will surprise a lot...
| Apr 7, 2008
Its political choices can be debated endlessly, but the Bush Administration may go down as one of the most attractive in world history, at least if Oliver Stone has his way.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thandie Newton will play a surprisingly...
| May 9, 2008
Oliver Stone has secured domestic distribution for "W," his yet-to-shoot biopic of President George W. Bush.
Lionsgate has landed North American distribution rights for the film, which features Josh Brolin as President Bush and Elizabeth Banks as Laura...