| May 7, 2012
| 2:44 PM
The announcement of the Tony Award nominations last Tuesday gave a box-office boost to "Once," the new musical whose 11 nominations make it the early Tony frontrunner this year.
"Once," which is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, saw...
| Aug 7, 2009
John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59.
| Dec 19, 2008
Lovable rodents and a fussy French chef -- there's a soupçon of "Ratatouille" in "The Tale of Despereaux," but this old-fashioned fable cares not a whit about culinary competition or entrepreneurial triumph. It revolves around matters as elemental as...
| Apr 5, 2009
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John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning stage play "Doubt" tells the story of a brittle nun and the likable priest she accuses of child sexual abuse, and on stage at least, "Doubt's" measured, troubling inquiry into...
| Sep 3, 2009
Movie buffs, prepare to feast upon a banquet of classic and rare films, celebrity guests and memorabilia marts at the 45th annual Cinecon film festival, which kicks off tonight and runs through Monday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
| Mar 8, 2010
John Hughes' film message is simple: The kids are all right.
His young heroes were certainly confused, frustrated and angry, but they ultimately proved steely enough to triumph over the often cruel peer pressure and stifling confinement of suburban life....
| Aug 7, 2009
Filmmaker John Hughes burned brightest in the '80s, when he defined teen angst in terms of the caste system of the suburban high school experience, a thread that others would pick up again and again.
His films were talky, in a good way. Like the kids...
| Dec 17, 2008
The Tale of Despereaux talks a good game.
It talks and talks and talks. This fairy tale cartoon, based on Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal-winning novel, makes for a cluttered, static film with images so vivid that the nose of the hero mouse named...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
by Mark Silva Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee, has a higher public profile - though people say they have heard a lot of negative things about her. Cindy McCain, wife of the Republicans' presumptive nominee,....
| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:32 PM
When "A Steady Rain" opened last night on Broadway, you could almost feel the heat from New York all the way in California. Keith Huff's drama features the sparest of sets and only two characters who play lifelong friends and......
| Oct 9, 2009
| 4:32 PM
As fans of the "Harry Potter" films will surely attest, Daniel Radcliffe, who created the on-screen role of the young wizard, has those "cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth." That's also a refrain from "I Believe......