| Jun 6, 2012
Once the court of public opinion stamps a movie as a classic, watch out. It becomes precious cargo, and attempts to deride or change that valuable commodity may endure the wrath of 1,000 suns. Or just emails from die-hard fans who say you don’t know...
| Jun 7, 2012
Nearly all the bits and pieces in director Ridley Scott's"Prometheus" come from other movies — either one of Scott's or someone else's. More and more, though, I appreciate Scott's fundamental squareness as a filmmaker. "Prometheus" may be the"...
| Jul 8, 2012
David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:36 PM
See Jane reach. See Jane reach for power and be denied.
It might not yet be a full-blown theme, but that story line has made for one of TV’s more culturally intriguing narratives of this presidential election year.
“Game Change” and...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:15 AM
When some actors hit it big in Hollywood, they leave behind the theater world where they honed their craft. Such is not the case with Sigourney Weaver, who has made a point of doing plays in between more lucrative screen projects such as the "Alien"...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:34 AM
Porn on Broadway? No, it's not the second coming of "Oh! Calcutta!" It's a new comedy called "The Performers," set amid the colorful vulgarity of an adult-movie awards show. The play opened Wednesday at the Longacre Theatre with a cast that includes Henry...
| Jul 26, 2012
** (out of four)
Beware, David Copperfield.
That’s because much of “Red Lights” revolves around Dr. Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), a physicist determined to expose any and all supposed psychics and paranormal visions as frauds. He knows...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 11:07 AM
After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun.
Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
| Jan 8, 2011
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, of course, with Seth Rogen as the voice of the alien, whom we see a LOT of in this trailer (no mystery there), Sigourney Weaver, Jason Bateman, Kisten Wiig, Jane Lynch, Blythe Danner. A laugh or two in it. The trailer, I mean......
| Feb 12, 2011
There aren't many things in this world as funny as simple, clueless sincerity. The TV series “The Office” gets this.Â “Cedar Rapids,” the new insurance salesman convention comedy starring Ed Helms, may be “The Office”....
| Feb 25, 2011
One look at the eyeglass store owned by Coyote DeGroot, 30, and you know you're not at Lenscrafters anymore....