| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:33 AM
She started her TV career as a teenager playing Happy Hotpoint the Elf during appliance commercials on "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" before being "promoted" to playing David Janssen's sultry receptionist using only her shapely legs and voice in...
| Jan 29, 2012
In recent months the name Mary Tyler Moore has been bandied about with unexpected regularity bordering on reckless abandon. This is not just because she recently made her first TV appearance in many moons on pal Betty White's show "Hot in Cleveland" or...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.
Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Marvin Hamlisch was a 6-year-old prodigy when he was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music. He went on to train intensively with the goal of becoming the next great classical pianist. But Hamlisch ultimately decided to play a different tune, a...
| Jan 5, 2014
It's customary for us ink-stained (and now, of course, pixel-stained) wretches to look back on the year's films and pluck out 10 titles that we ordain collectively as top 10 lists.
This process was fun the first 20 or so times I did it, but there is...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:18 AM
[On Monday mornings, Movies Now will be looking at some aspect of the No. 1 movie over the weekend. This week: Robert Redford's homecoming in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."]
Robert Redford long ago transitioned from matinee idol to Hollywood...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The actor and director Robert Redford has sued New York state to stop it from trying to collect $1.57 million in personal income taxes over his 2005 sale of a stake in the Sundance Channel.
In a complaint filed on July 31 against the New York State...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
If you closed your eyes for only a moment or two, you would have bet money — maybe a lot of it — that Robert Downey Jr. was once again playing Tony Stark.
The 49-year-old actor was in full-throttle "Iron Man" mode: riffing rapidly, almost...