| 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...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 12:47 PM
The most profitable movie franchise in history, having passed the James Bond series, reaches its end with the ultimate showdown between young wizard Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and the sinister Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
For those who wanted the...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:05 PM
An all-star cast and a taut teleplay by one of England's greatest living writers launch a new season of PBS' "Masterpiece Contemporary" with the spy drama "Page Eight" on Sunday, Nov. 6 (check local listings).
Written and directed by David Hare, whose...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:42 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - The former London home of Charles Dickens reopened on Monday, after an eight-month, 3.1 million-pound ($5 million) refurbishment celebrating the author's bicentenary.
Dickens lived at 48 Doughty Street in central London with his family...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:57 PM
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (PG-13). Bilbo Baggins begins a journey to reclaim a stolen treasure. With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage. TownMall Cinemas (11:00 a.m., 12:00*, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00*, 7:00, 7:30*, 8:00*, 10:50...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Greek legends and mythical creatures collide again in this sequel to the "Clash of the Titans" update, which can't escape a been-there, done-that feel.
Perseus (returnee Sam Worthington) goes to the rescue of his father Zeus (Liam Neeson), who's been...
| Oct 29, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Though not a reference to Chicken Little, “Skyfall” (opening Nov. 9) does carry a thunderclap of impending doom: A modern threat has emerged, and the old guard that is MI6 may not be up to the task. (Think “...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Early in "Skyfall," Judi Dench's M pulls aside our embattled hero, played once again with suave ennui by Daniel Craig, and wonders whether the world still needs either of their services. As Bond wraps his head around that idea, he looks...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:20 PM
If "Skyfall" is the new 50, James Bond is handling it remarkably well. Five decades after the first cinematic incarnation of 007, novelist Ian Fleming's agent provocateur, the spy-craft in the new film is sharper, the intrigue deeper, the beauties...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:08 PM
Auric Goldfinger, Rosa Klebb, Dr. Julius No, Jaws... Add Raoul Silva to any list of memorable Bond movie villains.
Javier Bardem's murderous, vengeance-seeking cyberterrorist in "Skyfall," opening Friday, isn't out to destroy the world; he wants to...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 9:37 AM
"Argo" (R). In 1979, after Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans trapped. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...