| Aug 6, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
At the end of a memorable “Simpsons” episode about ordinary people being overseen by a powerful organization, Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire asks, “Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me...
| Aug 27, 2013
The show: Premiere of "Oblivion" at Westport Country Playhouse.
First impressions: Playwright Carly Mensch's contemporary family dramedy has an ever-changing focus. Is this a play about an adolescent search for spiritual fulfillment, about mendacious...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The science fiction movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray disc sales chart in its first week in release. The dystopian drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, had a strong box-office showing in April despite mixed...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Netflix has struck a deal with Weinstein Co. for the exclusive U.S. pay-television rights to the independent film studio's first-run movies, beginning in 2016.
The arrangement represents a further step in the budding Internet television service's...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:42 PM
A trio of action films took the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray spots last week as the explosion-packed blockbusters from the spring started to hit retail shelves.
In its first week in release, the White House-set thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" was the No....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The computer-animated fantasy film "Epic" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, passing the action movies that dominated the previous week's rankings.
"Olympus Has Fallen," a White House-set action movie starring...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:37 PM
A swarm of TV zombies has overwhelmed newly released movies. In its first week in release, the third season of the AMC series "The Walking Dead" was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, beating film titles "The Great Gatsby" and "Pain & Gain."
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 AM
"Now You See Me," which became a surprise hit when it was released in theaters in May, is topping charts in home entertainment.
For the week ended Sept. 7, it was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week on retail shelves, according to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Aided by blockbusters "Fast & Furious 6" and "Despicable Me 2," Universal Pictures crossed the $2-billion mark in international box-office receipts for 2013, a first for the movie studio.
As of Wednesday morning, the studio's international take was $2....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Of all the guests M83’s Anthony Gonzalez brought out during his Sunday night Hollywood Bowl set, he was clearly most excited about Zelly Meldal-Johnsen’s guest vocals.
Zelly, the precocious grade-school daughter of M83’s producer and...