| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:52 AM
There is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few.
But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...
| Aug 9, 2012
*** (out of four)
To fill Matt Damon’s/Jason Bourne’s shoes, an actor/character must be fleet of foot, squeeze into tight spaces and possess badass hand-to-hand combat skills.
As Aaron Cross, another special operative feeling...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Over the years, Hollywood has come up with a number of ways to continue and revive lucrative movie franchises. The James Bond films, for example, have swapped in new actors to play the lead role, while wholesale reboots like"Batman Begins"and"The...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:29 PM
"The Bourne Legacy" (PG-13). The actions of Jason Bourne have consequences for another man with a similar secret background. With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney. TownMall Cinemas (1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Beyond the economic and political ramifications of globalization, consider its effect on movie stories: the cross-cultural slice-and-dice, a la "Babel," that too often passes for meaning and resonance. In "360," the new border-hopping feature from "City...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2012
You've seen the advertising claims: a certain skin cream will make you look 10 years younger, a mascara will add a lush fringe around your eyes, a hair product will leave your hair smooth and sleek for months.
And to prove it, there's an actress or...
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Set in the aftermath of World War II, the excellent playwright Terrence Rattigan's drama provides a meaty role for Rachel Weisz, playing a woman who can't be satisfied completely by either of the men in her life.
One is the judge (Simon Russell Beale)...
| 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...
| 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...