| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:51 AM
When she was 4, Doris Pilkington Garimara was uprooted from her home in western Australia and sent to a camp for "half-caste" aboriginals, where she grew up believing she had been abandoned and forgotten by her mother.
Decades passed before she...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.
Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Coming off her acclaimed performance as the ornery P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks," Emma Thompson has brought her considerable comic energy to Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," which is being performed in a semi-staged concert production by...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:06 AM
In terms of theater development time, "These Paper Bullets," went from notion to motion at warp speed, which suits the kinetic nature of this musical, "modish rip-off" of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing."
"It wasn't a normal process like when...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Merchandise featuring Marvel's superheroes, Disney's princesses, Pixar's toons and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" helped the Mouse House ring up a record $40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013.
The sales topped 2012′s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With the recent release of "Maleficent," which grossed more than $170 million worldwide in its opening weekend, Disney is working fast on its next live-action fairy-tale adaptation.
Bill Condon is set to direct a live-action version of "Beauty and the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
True Detective: The Complete First Season
HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98
It's indicative of the respect HBO commands as a cultural force that the channel's original series attracted big-time movie actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to play a...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
There's something magnificently depraved about the vision of "Macbeth" evoked by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford for the immense (55,000 sq. ft.) playing field of the Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy may be a cautionary...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
"Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- British helmer Peter Greenaway is to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the British Academy Film Awards at London's Royal Opera House on Sunday.
BAFTA's award is presented annually in honor of Michael Balcon....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The parrot wasn't talking.
"I'm teaching her to say, 'I miss Mace,''' said Mace Neufeld, who at 85 reckons the bird, whose name is Margie, will outlast him.
With no words of affection forthcoming, Neufeld, a New Yorker who landed in Beverly Hills back...