| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:46 PM
The James Brown biopic "Get On Up" opens Thursday evening; I see the film tonight at a press screening. According to those on the coasts who've already caught it, one scene re-creates the extraordinary "I Feel Good" dance number Brown performed, in an...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:19 PM
On Thursday, Vivo Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in Hanover will debut a biweekly series of Italian movie nights. Each movie night will feature a four-course prix-fixe menu inspired by that night's film.
For the series opener, "The Godfather," Vivo's...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Susan L. Mizruchi was 12 and living in upstate New York when she turned on the TV one day and watched Marlon Brando playing Fletcher Christian in the 1962 version of the seafaring tale "Mutiny on the Bounty."
She was as she described it "struck by the...
| Jul 4, 2014
Before Francis Ford Coppola shot “The Godfather,” he gathered his cast for a meal during which the actors all reflexively […]...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Ben “the Butcher” Diamond, one of the most terrifying figures on primetime television, is about to get smacked around by an even more menacing force. This can’t end well.
Yes, the second season of Miami Beach native Mitch Glazer’...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Even at 80, Costa-Gavras is fighting the good fight.
The Greek-born, naturalized French writer-director best known for his politically charged films such as 1969's Oscar-winning "Z" and 1982's "Missing," found himself in the middle of police action in...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather") hasn't been heard from on a large scale in a while, but he's still in the game, as proved by this more modest melodrama that he also wrote.
Val Kilmer plays a novelist in a career decline,...
| Feb 12, 2013
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until this week, I had never...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The current luxury real estate market is redefining “extravagant.”
First, a 8,930-square-foot house on nine acres in Northern California found a buyer for a state record-breaking $117 million. Then word came that financier Gary Winnick is...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:57 PM
The last time the Body Worlds people displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry, in a 2011 exhibition showing the development and decline of the human corpus, they included, with seeming incongruity, an ostrich.
The flightless — and, in...