| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:33 AM
The thieves in "Tower Heist" may have a skyscraper-dwelling rich guy as their target, but the movie itself is reaching into your wallet. It's such a crassly commercial action-comedy that you won't be surprised to learn that its towering aspirations only...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Recent economic news is applied to an action-comedy approach in director Brett Ratner's ("Rush Hour") entertaining caper set in a posh New York condo. The building manager (Ben Stiller) organizes some of his fellow employees, who lost significant money in...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:37 AM
HBO's "Game of Thrones" will return for its second season April 1, the network announced Friday.
The 10-episode Season 2 will see the rise of the Imp (Emmy winner Peter Dinklage) as the Hand of the King and several new characters coming to Westeros. It...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Laura Linney continues her superb, award-winning portrayal of wife, mother, teacher and cancer patient Cathy in this sophomore round of the Showtime comedy-drama series.
Not only do Cathy and husband Paul (Oliver Platt) face a redefinition of their...
| Nov 4, 2011
I’ve done at least 20 movie reviews where I talk about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Sometimes that’s because they are Matthew Broderick films, but usually it’s when they are teen comedies that lift things from Bueller (and they’...
| Jul 27, 2012
Antonique Smith is most famous for her starring role of Faith Evans in "Notorious" where she received rave reviews. The LA Times called her "delicious in the role" and Rolling Stone Mag said she was "terrific". She was also praised by critics, including...
| Apr 2, 2010
"Where the white women at?" asks Cleavon Little in "Blazing Saddles." Obviously Cleavon didn't have a subscription to Vanity Fair.
Looking at the cover of Vanity Fair's March edition -- you know, the Oscar-season paean that features "up-and-coming"...
| Dec 17, 2009
The films "Inglourious Basterds," "Up in the Air" and "Precious" were shaping up as this awards season's front-runners, each earning three nominations apiece as the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning.
Earlier this week, the...
| Mar 8, 2010
An hour into the telecast of the 82nd Academy Awards, you couldn't help but hope that somewhere backstage at the Kodak Theatre someone was waving a script and yelling: "Tempo, people, tempo."
Despite everyone's best efforts, this year's Oscars seemed...
| Feb 28, 2010
| 4:33 PM
"Precious" won six NAACP Image Awards at the 41st annual kudosfest Friday night including best picture, director, screenplay, lead (Gabourey Sidibe) and supporting (Mo'Nique) actress. The film contends in all those categories at next week's Oscars. Mo'...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 10:18 AM
Alice Tan Ridley, mother to Oscar-nominated "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe, is trying her hand at the screen -- she auditioned for NBC summer talent show "America's Got Talent."...