| 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,...
| Jul 7, 2013
When the time comes to make a movie about Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the agency's vast global and domestic surveillance (and you know that will happen some day soon), think of Barrett Foa.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Amanda Seyfried isn't coy when it comes to her sexuality now that she's officially on the promotion path for her biopic "Lovelace."
The 27-year-old actress, who plays "Deep Throat" porn star Linda Lovelace in the upcoming film, happily shed her pristine...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:42 PM
When "Shrek the Musical" first appeared on Broadway in 2008, with decidedly headache-inducing results, it seemed as if the cartoon-to-musical gravy train was kaput. This 2001 DreamWorks movie came toward the beginning of what one might call the self-aware...
| 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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" were the big winners Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The annual awards — Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards — were held at the Royal Opera House and...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Get ready for Meryl Streep to strap on a guitar and rock out.
The 18-time Oscar nominee is set to play the lead role in the upcoming rock 'n' roll dramedy "Ricki and the Flash," which TriStar Productions announced it has acquired.
In the film, to be...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The late-career comeback of Sylvester Stallone took a detour to Broadway this week with the opening of his "Rocky" at the Winter Garden Theatre. The new show, which Stallone co-wrote and produced (but doesn't star in), is a musical version of his 1976...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 11:41 AM
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns isn't one to easily lend his name to colognes, designer jeans, spaghetti sauce or any of the other entrapments that sometimes come with fame.
But when Tauck, a leading tour company for guided land journeys and small-ship...
| May 16, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Truly a grim fairy tale, director Catherine Hardwicke's ("Twilight") dark take on one of the most famous stories in children's literature casts Amanda Seyfried ("Mamma Mia!") as the heroine.
A wave of bizarre killings strikes her village, prompting her...