| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:38 AM
The most popular ads of 2012, according to YouTube, include a jab at the Apple iPhone, a choir of dogs barking the "Star Wars" theme, a time machine baby and the Old Spice guy losing his mind.
Actually, Old Spice is all over the YouTube Ads Leaderboard,...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 12:20 PM
It was only last year that director Garry Marshall's “Valentine's Day” raked in enough moolah to reach 23 on Box Office Mojo's highest-grossing “romantic comedy” list. That was apparently enough to trigger a follow-up — not,...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:57 PM
Let's hope your New Year's Eve is better than the movie titled "New Year's Eve." This hectic ensemble comedy has so many interwoven story lines and exudes so much synthetic good cheer that it leaves you feeling exhausted long before midnight strikes....
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:25 PM
The upcoming Broadway musical “Nice Work if You Can Get It” may have a familiar whiff to Connecticut audiences.
This new-old Gershwin show bears a striking resemblance to “They All Laughed” which was also marketed as a new-old...
| Sep 4, 2011
It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming.
Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Walt Disney's 1994 animated blockbuster "The Lion King" certainly hasn't been an endangered species for the studio. Not with an international gross of $788.2 million. Though it hasn't been out on DVD or VHS since 2004, Disney reports it is the most...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:59 PM
I wasn't sure what to expect when I stepped into the Bravo Clubhouse, home of the “Real Housewives” franchise, but I knew there would be cocktails.
The clubhouse, near Greenwich Village in New York City, is where host Andy Cohen typically...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Recent economic news is applied to an action-comedy approach in director Brett Ratner's ("Rush Hour") entertaining caper set in a posh New York condo. The building manager (Ben Stiller) organizes some of his fellow employees, who lost significant money in...
| Jan 30, 2012
For the record, I love “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Not every scene--does anyone really watch the Principal Rooney shenanigans without impatiently waiting to return to the Ferris stuff?--but as a whole, the 1986 John Hughes classic is...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...