| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
While his ambitions frequently exceed his reach -- sometimes by a substantial distance -- James Franco gets an undeserved amount of grief for his various auteurist projects. It's hard to think of another matinee idol so eager to spend his cultural capital...
| Sep 12, 2014
Tito Puente Jr., mambo bandleader and public face of the Florida Documentary Film Festival, will be staring down a big challenge Saturday night. He needs to persuade Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres to help perform "You Give Love a Bad Name" at the festival's...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Steve Coogan will take on the part of James Boswell in "Boswell for the Defence."
The film centers on the Scottish lawyer, diarist and Samuel Johnson biographer in his later days as he takes on one last case. Production begins next year.
This has the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Nobody says "neener-neener-neener" like Justin Bieber.
Witness the accompanying picture of an apparently weeping Orlando Bloom that was posted by the singer on his Instagram page in the wake of their recent scuffle.
Because nothing screams "manly"...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:20 AM
As the carriage circled the hill, Billy the Irish cob glanced back at Lionel Chadwick, the coachman at Ballyfin manor, as if to say, "I'm ready, old son. What about you?"
"Chirrup," clucked Lionel, twitching the reins, the answer he always gives when...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Occasionally, the right cast can trump relatively mundane material, and so it is with the opening arc of "Penny Dreadful," the macabre Showtime series that turned Victorian-era monsters into a mashed-up smorgasbord of bawdy delights. Already renewed,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:30 PM
If you were seeking a director to take the reins of the "Star Wars" franchise, you might not think Rian Johnson would be quite the droid you were looking for. Just ask Johnson himself. "I don't think I'm on those sorts of lists," he told an interviewer in...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
"Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With the Scott Rudin-produced Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" recouping its $4.25 million investment in the wake of the production's three Tony wins, the 2013-14 season is turning into an object lesson in why so many starry names have crowded...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Orlando Bloom may have just done something many people have been pining to do for a while: Throw a punch at Justin Bieber.
Seriously, rumor has it that people applauded after the fact.
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star, 37, reportedly tried to punch...