| Mar 11, 2013
If the latest trailer for J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated “Star Trek Into Darkness” is any indication, the film looks to ......
| Sep 25, 2013
Step aside, Batman. Commissioner James Gordon is getting his turn in the spotlight in a new drama series set in […]...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| Nov 16, 2011
The holiday movie season is a crowded beast. So we asked filmmaker Hilton Carter, a MICA grad who now lives in Los Angeles, to give us his picks for what he can't wait to see. Carter, 31, whose dark short film "Moth" aired earlier this year on HBO, cut...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Back in the days of witch hunts and girls named Prudence, the town of Daggerhorn’s aggressive name can’t keep it safe from periodic wolf attacks. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) certainly isn’t pleased when Father...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:31 PM
Some movies are so bad, you just walk out and pray you can find enough alcohol to kill the brain cells holding those memories. Others, like Red Riding Hood, inspire the audience to openly mock the hideousness on screen. Normally, I would want to stop...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:18 PM
Disney executives try to embrace family values in each film they produce. The animated "Mars Needs Moms" is no exception.
Milo is a boy who doesn't appreciate his loving and hard-working mom. He resents her attempts to lead him on a path to a healthy,...
| 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...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Sigh. Martial-arts loving panda Po (voiced by Jack Black) returns with his big appetite and big mouth to discover the truth about his birth parents and defeat yet another villainous animal (this time a peacock voiced by Gary Oldman)...
| Jun 5, 2011
First published in 1974, John le Carré's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (Penguin: 400 pp., $16) deals with the quest to ferret out a double agent within the highest levels of the British secret service. The novel's plot weaves together a backward-...
| Jun 7, 2011
During the writing of an early draft of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," recalls John le Carré in an introduction to his classic spy novel, now reissued by Penguin Books along with a selection of his other works, he was banging his head against the wall....