| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
| Nov 26, 2013
** (out of four)
On “How I Met Your Mother,” Ted (Josh Radnor) meeting a woman with a yellow umbrella—his future wife—is a happy occasion, and Marshall’s (Jason Segel) citywide search for memorable flavor leads to...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Maybe Spike Lee should have kept "Oldboy" in captivity.
The outspoken director's remake of the decade-old Korean movie of the same name was released in fewer than 600 theaters this weekend, posting about $400,000 in ticket sales Wednesday and...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:11 PM
In Spike Lee's “Oldboy,” Josh Brolin plays Joe Doucett, an obnoxious, drunken advertising man who is mysteriously kidnapped and tossed into a “private prison,” with only a TV for companionship. Just as mysteriously, he's released...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Black Friday arrived at the box office this Thanksgiving weekend with moviegoers showing sustained appetite for leftovers. In its second weekend in theaters, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is on a course to not only come in first; it may...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Opening on a crowded holiday weekend during which "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" broke Thanksgiving records, the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" made a solid box-office debut in four theaters.
The Weinstein Co. film,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children.
A rare moment is being captured by...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Time was when Christmas movies were as reliably white as a North Pole winter. Such holiday classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" came to define the American cultural psyche during the holidays for decades. Later films set around...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:18 AM
"Thank you. I try. Sometimes you succeed. Sometimes you don't. You never know."
Over lunch downtown, John Turturro is taking a compliment, somewhat bashfully, regarding his hardy film and stage career, and in particular his performance (the first of his...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports.
The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail.
By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...