| Apr 26, 2015
| 12:05 AM
DON'T MISS: "Last Days in Vietnam" The American Experience series brings this gripping, Oscar-nominated documentary to television. Directed by Rory Kennedy, the film marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Via powerful interviews and wrenching...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Here are some performers whom I love: Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and Ellen Barkin.
Here is a series that I don't: Showtime's new comedy "Happyish," in which they all star.
Whining, overwrought, self-defeating and unforgivably smug,...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 11:04 AM
A veteran ad man at an existential crossroads has a "Mad Men" ring to it. Stir victimized Keebler cartoon elves into Showtime's dark comedy "Happyish" and it's obvious that something very different is afoot.
Just as the waning "Mad Men" is Matthew...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 2:39 PM
By Hollywood standards, Robin Williams created an uncommonly sophisticated, tax-efficient estate plan before his tragic death by suicide in August 2014.
It appeared almost beyond dispute, with a real-estate holding trust and at least one other trust,...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:39 PM
[Spoiler alert: The below post discusses several plot points in the film “Furious 7,” particularly with regard to the arc of Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner character.]
There are more difficult challenges in life and the larger...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Justin Bieber, this time the willing butt of jokes, delivered a veritable mea culpa after partaking in Comedy Central's latest celebrity roast.
The YouTube sensation-turned-pop star served as the guest of honor on Saturday and turned the raunch-filled...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 10:04 PM
The third of four films based on Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” follows the book — or roughly the first half of the book — reasonably closely. Collins...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 12:00 PM
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99
Available on VOD------------
FOR THE RECORD:
"The Hunger Games": In the New Releases column of the March 1 Calendar section, a review of the home theater release of the film "The...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:49 AM
While watching the Oscars this year, something occurred to me. Maybe it's because I'm a love and relationships columnist and therefore sensitive to what movie producers think the public wants to see on the big screen, but I found it interesting that not...
| Feb 17, 2015
Two newly-released deleted scenes from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ offer glimpses of Katniss Everdeen preparing to become […]...
| Feb 6, 2015
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” the final installment in the Jennifer Lawrence-starring film franchise, will be shown in IMAX […]...