| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — For much of his career, Jude Law has been the archetypal leading man, relying on looks and charm to land featured parts, then deploying them smoothly on screen.
But over the past few years, edge and grit have crept into the actor's...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
No hint of the debonair playboy that earned Jude Law his first Oscar nomination for "The Talented Mr. Ripley" is found in the banged-up, bloated safecracker on the loose in "Dom Hemingway," a new black comedy that liberates the actor in strangely...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...
| Apr 21, 2013
Chicago is no stranger to bombs.
We live in a relatively bomb-free era, the first such respite Chicagoans have enjoyed since at least the middle of the 19th century.
The city that gave the world the mother of all explosive devices and ushered in the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Hoping Hollywood star power will help sell smartphones, HTC has reportedly signed actor Robert Downey Jr. to a two-year, $12-million deal. The "Iron Man" and "Avengers" star will be at the forefront of the Taiwanese phone maker's fight against Samsung and...
| Jan 13, 2013
Steampunk, we hardly knew ye.
Just as the gadgety Victorian-industrial aesthetic becomes a household term ? to the point that paint company Sherwin-Williams declared a moody steampunk palette a 2013 trend ? its very popularity threatens to make brass...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:39 PM
"Les MisÚrables" could reach a crescendo this weekend as Tom Hooper's adaptation of the classic Broadway musical has a strong chance of claiming No. 1 at the box office.
The star-studded film, which hit theaters Christmas Day, has been doing excellent...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
LONDON — You really have to keep your eye on the British. Now they've stolen Brad Pitt.
Pitt, part of a British-bound diaspora of U.S. actors, directors and studio executives, is spending his autumn riding in a Sherman tank around a muddy...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A little too much and a little not enough, director and co-writer Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" nonetheless has everything Disney and Marvel need to keep the "Avengers" superhero constellation shining and regenerating well into the 23rd century. It's what...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Fans of Hong Kong movies expect great fights, beautiful cinematography and charismatic performers, but Peter Ho-sun Chan's "Dragon" is one of the first HK movies in years to experiment with a touch of nonstandard narrative storytelling.