| May 28, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Biography is one of the most satisfying of documentary types, and this week finds a trio of excellent offerings.
“Ethel” is an intimate, personal look at a celebrated American, Ethel Kennedy, directed by Rory Kennedy, her accomplished...
| May 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection."
| May 15, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will resume its summer screening series on June 5 with the showing of Joss Whedon's 2012 adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing."
The screening will be one of 25 events scheduled from June to August at...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"North America" (Discovery Channel, Sunday). The latest blockbuster nature documentary to justify your purchase of an HDTV (see also "Planet Earth," "Life," "Frozen Planet," "Africa") is the seven-part "North America." There are some hectoring musical...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:26 PM
"Do I get paid for this?" says Mel Brooks at the end of Robert Trachtenberg's biographical documentary, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise," premiering Monday as part of the PBS series "American Masters." "If this program was called 'Dutch Masters,' I'd have boxes...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:13 PM
"The Newlywed Game" is renewing its TV vows.
Episodes of the veteran game show that pits newly married couples against each other are being revived on Bounce TV, which is geared toward African Americans. The series, which first premiered on ABC in 1965,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda has been named the recipient of the American Film Institute's 42nd Life Achievement Award. The award will be presented at a gala tribute on June 5.
Her father, actor Henry Fonda, was the AFI Life Achievement...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Let's say this right off the bat: Jane Fonda, in the opinion of this lowly journalist at least, is a perfectly fine choice for an AFI life achievement award. She's done remarkable film work going back a long way, whether in "On Golden Pond," "They Shoot...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Stanford's exciting three-point win over Washington on Saturday night did not go into overtime but it has sort of spilled over like the last fight scene in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles."
After the tough loss, Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian basically ...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours: Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. marktwainhouse.org. Hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Brechtian bad boys the Tiger Lillies descend on REDCAT, Isabella Rossellini brings "Green Porno" to the Luckman and Musical Theatre West stages "Young Frankenstein: The Musical."
Community Day Celebration New venue holds a family-friendly open house...