| Aug 6, 2009
Julie Powell was a frustrated Amherst grad living in New York and working in a temp job when her husband suggested she take that theater and fiction writing major out for a spin and try a blog. The one she came up with, "The Julie/Julia Project," would...
| Aug 6, 2009
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| Aug 9, 2009
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" earned a studio-estimated $100 million around the globe on its opening weekend, marking Paramount's third successful big-budget action movie of the summer, albeit the smallest one.
The film came in about $10 million under...
| Aug 12, 2009
At a certain point in the wonderful new movie "Julie & Julia," there is a plot twist so shocking the audience gasps. Julia Child does something that seems so totally out of character that even on the way out, people were still shaking their heads. "How...
| Aug 17, 2009
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Amy Adams ( "Julie & Julia") and Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") make an engaging duo as sisters who take up a very specialized profession in director Christine Jeffs' seriocomic tale. Their business is to clean up crime scenes, and the literally...
| Aug 19, 2009
The first time I went to Paris, a friend's old boyfriend, a poet who taught English to the employees of the French phone company, took me in hand and introduced me to his favorite restaurants. This American in Paris was mad about simple bistros and lively...
| Aug 22, 2009
| 12:22 PM
"Inglourious Basterds" is off to a strong start, selling a studio-estimated $14.3 million worth of tickets on its opening day in the U.S. and Canada.
If it matches the performance of previous Quentin Tarantino-directed films, or recent male-oriented...
| Sep 5, 2009
One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers.
They're not professional...
| Oct 7, 2009
For 68 years, Gourmet magazine upheld at least one end of the foodie vision. For decades, its vision virtually defined sophisticated cuisine for Americans. Back then, Gourmet was the only game in town.
In its early days, the magazine had a genteel,...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:59 AM
Live from New York, it's Sue Sylvester!
You just know it will happen sometime during the 90 minutes when recent "Glee" Emmy winner Jane Lynch plays guest host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" Oct. 9.
The iconic, sardonic gym coach she embodies each...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 7:02 AM
A story by "The Sixth Sense" mentor M. Night Shyamalan fuels this relatively OK melodrama of several people trapped in an elevator ... the catch being that one of them is Satan, meaning that things really get too close for comfort for the other four...