| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:02 PM
At most Hollywood premieres, the star of the movie doesn't have to convince the audience to sit through their film.
But that was the case at the unveiling of Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" Tuesday night, as Ben Affleck implored a theater full of...
| 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 8, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Another covert operative plots against the agency that apparently wants to eliminate him in this expansion of the screen franchise based on Robert Ludlum's novels. Succeeding Matt Damon in the series, Jeremy Renner builds upon the action-movie cred he...
| Oct 8, 2012
Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback.
“That narrative has been...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Director Niels Arden Oplev teamed up with forceful actress Noomi Rapace in the acclaimed original of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." They team up again for another tense crime thriller in "Dead Man Down." Colin Farrell joins them in this dark and...
| Mar 7, 2013
** (out of four)
If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage.
Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Blockbuster-starved studios rarely reach Hollywood's Emerald City, but Walt Disney Studios appears headed there this weekend.
The studio's $200-million-plus 3-D production is set to open this weekend with a massive gross of about $90 million,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:16 AM
In show business, like all business, very often you spend money to make money. Director Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is Disney's latest attempt to spend $200 million to make a billion worldwide, on the order of Tim Burton's "Alice in...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Michelle Williams comes from the world of low-budget independent film, so, she said, it took her a while to get her sea legs on the $200-million-plus production of "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
"That was a really hard transition for me to make," the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A group of prominent cultural personalities have signed an open letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asking the city to send more relief to the Rockaways, a part of Queens that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
The letter -- whose signatories...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Just how many subplots swirled about in tonight's season premiere? I think I lost count at 32.
While it's always good to meet new characters (like Vampire Authority rep Nora, who gives off a distinct Rachel Weisz vibe) and see others get extended time...