| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Here's a modest proposal for the Golden Globe Awards telecast Sunday night: Make the presenters wear tragic masks when reading the nominations in the drama categories and comic masks when reading the nominations in the musical/comedy categories. That...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
In the contrived and predictable yet fairly tense "Reasonable Doubt," Dominic Cooper ("The History Boys," "Mamma Mia") plays scrappy Chicago District Atty. Mitch Brockden, a rising star with a strong conviction record, a pretty wife (Erin Karpluk) and a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Depending on when she wrote and talked about her life, Linda Lovelace had two very different perspectives about her work on "Deep Throat" and in adult cinema. She initially said she performed willingly and embraced becoming an icon of sexual freedom, then...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:21 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts' upcoming season doesn't feature a musical based on the songs of Billy Joel. But if it did, a couple of lines from "Piano Man" might summarize a good deal of the schedule: "Son, can you play me a memory? / I'm not really...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
New couple alert! Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long are reportedly dating.
The "Lovelace" star, 27, and the "iSteve" actor, 35, have been spotted together a few times this summer and, according to recent reports, they've been all cozy and canoodley....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Orlando actor Michael Colavolpe answers his phone while lugging a load of laundry back to his rented apartment in New York City.
"I can't remember the last time I used a Laundromat — maybe 20 years ago," he says. "I had to ask people, 'Do they...
| Apr 17, 2013
I intended to write a thoughtful treatise on the state of American theater vis-à-vis "Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical."
But then a large piece of glitter wafted into my eye, I exclaimed "Oy, mate, that bloody well hurts!" and I flounced out...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Pierce Brosnan was self-assured and sexy as James Bond in four blockbusters. He warbled ABBA in the 2008 musical "Mamma Mia!" and played a former British prime minister in Roman Polanski's 2010 thriller "The Ghost Writer."
But be vulnerable? Not so...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:55 AM
With no ABBA reunion in sight, patrons can take a chance on a new museum devoted to the 1970s Swedish pop super-group.
Opening Tuesday in Stockholm, the museum will display band memorabilia, including star-shaped guitars, gold records, concert footage...
| May 15, 2013
Sarah Polley's fascinating documentary “Stories We Tell,” opening Friday, offers many storylines worth discussing. The actress/filmmaker, who uses the movie to pursue the real identity of her father and the truth about her late mother's life,...