| Nov 6, 2013
Marvel returns to Asgard with Friday's “Thor: The Dark World,” the sequel that sees Chris Hemsworth's god of thunder form […]...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With Joss Whedon's contemporary take on Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" winning the hearts of most critics and earning a tidy $183,000 in just five theaters in its opening weekend, it's the perfect time to brush up on your...
| Jun 20, 2013
** (out of four)
Their tongues tangled by declarations unbeknownst to them, much of the cast of Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare adaptation “Much Ado About Nothing” struggles to suggest they connect to what they’re saying.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.”
The actor will star as the king of Scotland in the Shakespeare tragedy at Lincoln Center this winter. Jack O'Brien, whom Hawke worked with on 2006/2007’s "The Coast...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown.
National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Finally! A romantic comedy that works. And not just because of Shakespeare.
There's a disarming home-movie vibe to adapter/director Joss Whedon's small-scale, black-and-white contemporary version of "Much Ado About Nothing." He shot it in 12 days in his...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
It's how a lot of us got hooked on movies in the first place. When I was 8 or 9 I saw "2001: A Space Odyssey" in 70 mm in Milwaukee with my mother. My memory's fuzzy on the particulars but I recall asking so many questions about the obelisk on the drive...
| Feb 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson
Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996
Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" is getting a total musical makeover in the Public Theater's new staging at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.
With director Alex Timbers and songwriter Michael Friedman on board, this version of the Bard's comedy...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:05 AM
The acclaimed London revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" from the Menier Chocolate Factory will be broadcast to cinemas in the U.S. next month. The musical production will be screened starting Oct. 23 in cinemas across the country....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:43 AM
"The Hollow Crown" (PBS, Fridays). Here is my man Shakespeare back again, and not a moment too soon -- the best man, to steal a line from the writer himself, "either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-...