| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:38 AM
"Admission" (PG-13). An admissions officer for Princeton University takes a surprising detour on the road to happiness. With Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen. TownMall Cinemas (12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15 p.m.)
"The Call" (R). A...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 7:26 AM
"42" (PG-13). Story depicting how Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey changed the game of baseball by breaking the color barrier. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The tragedy that befell the Brooklyn punk group Yellow Dogs, in which several bandmates were killed, allegedly by a disgruntled fellow member of the Iranian expat music scene, came with a surprising movie connection.
Yellow Dogs was featured in the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:50 PM
This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films.
But in reviewing the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:03 AM
In a review of the 945 top-grossing films since 1950, researchers for the American Academy of Pediatrics found that movies rated PG-13 have become progressively more violent, with gunplay tripling since 1985. In fact, today’s PG-13 movies are more...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:05 PM
This time, Harvey Weinstein seems to have gotten what he wanted.
It was less than a week ago that his Weinstein Co. declared war -- yet again -- on the Motion Picture Assn. of America, slamming the organization for assigning the studio's upcoming...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
For all of those teenage boys dying to see Judi Dench playing an elderly Irish woman: Now you don't have to bring your parents to get into "Philomena."
In a victory against the Motion Picture Assn. of America that could be as much publicity win as...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
There are weeks when popular culture functions as if unified by a single, invisible thread, powered ever forward by ego, ambition and staggering sums of cash. At other times, the culture seems to operate in a continuous feedback loop, trumpeting and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As a snapshot of this moment in pop music, the 12 songs on the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are emotional, love-obsessed and heavy on strum and rhythm.
Like the first installment, the music represented on "Catching Fire" isn't...
| Nov 25, 2013
About six months ago, “Philomena” star Steve Coogan—the hilarious English actor perhaps best known in America for his roles in “Tropic Thunder” and “The Other Guys”—shot a pilot called “Doubt” in...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:40 PM
On the job for 55 years, Judi Dench elevates everything she does, from M in the James Bond epics to the less intimidating but equally determined "little old Irish lady" who's the title character in "Philomena." Dench is not the only reason to see this...