| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:40 AM
Arguably the best-reviewed James Bond film since "Goldfinger," this smartly staged entry in the spy series - directed by "American Beauty" Oscar winner Sam Mendes, and initially released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the movie franchise -...
| Feb 13, 2013
As part of its quarterly film series that continues its Characters Unite public service campaign geared toward promoting greater tolerance and acceptance, USA Network will be airing a special presentation of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning 1993 film...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:49 AM
The dream actually proved not to be all that wild for two climbers who decided to trace, quite literally, the footsteps of Englishman George Mallory in scaling Mount Everest.
This documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, recalls the effort by Conrad Anker...
| Feb 19, 2011
As the Berlin International Film Festival kicked off last week, the upheaval in Egypt was on everyone's lips here in the German capital. But it was the bitter aftermath of Iran's 2009 populist uprising that truly infused this year's Berlinale.
| Mar 10, 2011
| 5:38 AM
Not just a typically well-staged adventure in its own right but also a prelude to "Part 2" - which will wrap up the movie series, and undoubtedly do astronomical business, upon its release July 15 - this opening half of the concluding saga puts young...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:47 PM
From its inception, the MTV Movie Awards sounded like a strange hybrid.
Honoring long-form movies on the music video channel? This sounded like a one-time special doomed to tank. Yet on Sunday, June 5, the 2011 edition marks the honors' 20th annual...
| Feb 2, 2012
*** (out of four)
“Go. Get you home. You fragments.” Ouch. Those are not the words of a guy who respects the people.
In this adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy, Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes, who also directed) quickly learns that a leader...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:32 AM
It's not surprising that Shakespeare remains the most filmed author of all time. (Yes, children, that even includes Stephen King.) In fact, in any given year there are more adaptations of Shakespeare than of anyone else. Public domain status helps, but...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:39 PM
Earlier this month, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens was celebrated in an event held at his burial site in London's Westminster Abbey.
In attendance were many writers, academics, and other enthusiasts of the man considered to be...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
It all. Comes down. To this. Actually, the final showdown between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and the dark forces of evil doesn’t feel that spectacular on screen. Still, seemingly the entire planet can’t wait to see the...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 5:10 PM
After seven previous films over a 10-year span, $2 billion in domestic box office and still more treasure overseas, Warner Bros. has unwrapped the Harry Potter advertising line it hoped it would never have to use: "It all ends."
In a classic storybook...