| Jan 17, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
First Jennifer Lawrence had “House at the End of the Street.” Now her fellow best actress Oscar nominee, Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), has her own PG-13-rated horror nonsense with “Mama,”...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Four of the five shows that have been announced for the 2013/2014 Broadway season at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami are also movies.
"Elf," "Once," "War Horse," and "Evita" all got big-screen treatments. And if you count...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:49 PM
"The Book of Mormon" will be in good company when the 2013-14 series of touring Broadway shows opens in Orlando in the fall.
"War Horse," the 2011 best-play Tony winner, and "Once," the Tonys' best musical of 2012, will join "The Book of Mormon" when...
| May 10, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The show: The musical "Mame" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
First impressions: Everyone should have an Auntie Mame in their lives. She's a beguiling, bedazzling life coach of wit, warmth and sophistication. Such was the character Patrick...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:46 PM
"Charles Dickens at Home"
Published in time for the bicentennial of Charles Dickens' birth next year, this handsome and richly illustrated book is a must for Dickens aficionados. Author Hilary Macaskill captures the details of Dickens' remarkable life...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:43 PM
The director, Phyllida Lloyd, has moved on to a movie about Margaret Thatcher, but the song stylings of ABBA will surely outlast the Iron Lady. And "Mamma Mia!", the story of a girl with three potential dads on a Greek island where they have no Facebook,...