| Nov 8, 2013
Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.
The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The numbers were thrown around soon after “Thor: The Dark World” premiered: fourth-best opening of the year, ninth-best November opening ever, etc.
On one level, the $86.1 million for the Chris Hemsworth thunderousness isn’t exactly...
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The play is more than 400 years old and we all know how it ends, but suddenly William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is back in vogue.
The Scottish tragedy is enticing a number of actors ranging from young to the far side of middle age to play the murderous...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Are you heading to Tuscany this fall? Curse you!
But just to show I’m not bitter, here’s a tip that is going to make your trip a whole lot better. Judy Witts Francini, a well-known cooking teacher who has lived in Florence, Italy, for 30...
| 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-...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The Hollow Crown," which begins Friday on PBS under the venerable standard of its "Great Performances," comprises four Shakespeare plays, often called the Henriad as there is a King Henry (Henry IV, then Henry V) in each of them.
It's too much to say...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Helena Bonham Carter's affair with Kenneth Branagh was apparently the source of his split with actress Emma Thompson, but Thompson now says she's forgiven her former rival.
The 54-year-old British actress spoke about the affair for the first time -- 20...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
With its show-business staging of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" as a cheekily animated silent movie, Los Angeles Opera on Saturday night got what it very much needs. That this will be a hit goes without saying. But what this once pioneering company really...