| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Anthony Hopkins is set to play Hitchcock with Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:32 PM
There are hits, there are blockbusters, and there are Event Movies. “The Hunger Games” is an Event Movie.
It is such an Event Movie that it was playing on 10 screens at midnight at my favorite theater and six were sold out when I bought my...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013-14 season to star in an original musical "Houdini," Broadway.com announced today. Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "The Magic Show") will compose the score and and book...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Countdown to Halloween: five days.
I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings.
But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
| Sep 2, 2012
Curtis Granderson and his team-leading 34 home runs left in the second inning for New York Presbyterian Hospital. Tight hamstring was the word.
Plate discipline, late-inning relief, an opponent bending under the weight of a crowd rising to the...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The great suspense movie director Alfred Hitchcock once was quoted saying, "Always make the audience suffer as much as possible."
One example certainly was his classic, "Psycho," whose most famous scene was so scary it made a generation of women...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Alfred Hitchcock's reputation as a filmmaker was already on the rise when he died 32 years ago. Since then it has consistently (and rightly) grown ever greater. At the same time, his reputation as a person has taken a lot of blows ... whether rightly or...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Writer-director Andrew Dominik created a hard-boiled gangster movie in "Killing Them Softly." It owes much to the work of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino. It's filled with constant tension offset by the sort of cerebral dialogue and strange...
| Nov 22, 2012
Despite bringing Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein into the proceedings as a fanciful one-man Greek chorus, haunting Alfred Hitchcock's dreams as he prepares the Gein-inspired "Psycho," the biopic "Hitchcock" presents a gentle and forgiving view of...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:03 PM
It's getting cold out there, and what better way to keep warm than by cozying up for a flick at your local cinema?
This season, there is no shortage of quality films to watch, whether you're looking for something escapist, such as Peter Jackson's...
| Nov 21, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
“Why call it ‘Hitchcock?’” reads one thread on the IMDB page for “Hitchcock.” The answer: Because director Sacha Gervasi’s (“Anvil: The Story of Anvil”) deliciously entertaining...