| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Divergent" is my favorite kind of movie, and though it shares a fair amount of DNA in common with "The Hunger Games," it ranks as far superior in my book. Granted, on this opinion, I clearly diverge from the vast majority of film critics -- and perhaps a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I've been doing some binge reading lately -- books about creativity and business success -- but have come away feeling somewhat skeptical about their messages.
Ed Catmull's new book, titled "Creativity, Inc.," explains how, as the czar of Pixar, he...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Boasting the dubious distinction of being the first found-footage adventure made for family audiences, "Earth to Echo" reaches for the stars with its gentle sci-fi shenanigans, but the rote result remains decidedly earthbound. Tyro helmer Dave Green wears...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Opportunity is marking its 10th anniversary on Mars with a little bit of well-earned recognition. The NASA rover was eclipsed in popularity by its much more Wall-E counterpart, Curiosity, when that high-rolling rover landed nine years later.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Southington Drive-In, at 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, starts a new summer season of fun weekend classic film events with the most iconic summer blockbuster ever: "Jaws" on Saturday, June 7.
The drive-in charges $15 per carload, $10 for Southington...
| Feb 13, 2014
If your Valentine's idea of a perfect date includes a trip to your local comic shop, a sci-fi movie marathon […]...
| Feb 7, 2014
Do you and your Valentine put Clark Kent and Lois Lane to shame? Or is your greatest love a platonic […]...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The eternal problem with Tomorrowland is that the commonplace reality of today inevitably catches up to and ultimately surpasses the ultramodern imagined future of yesterday.
Disneyland's forward-looking land of tomorrow has seen many evolutions since...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Remember the days when Pixar meant perfection? When you could count on its animation to amaze, its stories to sweep you up?
Or the smooth ride in "Cars"? The "Toy Story" pals whose friendship was anything but plastic? The love among the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Though new blockbusters may grab all the headlines, summer movies reach new heights in the great outdoors. Why not enjoy the night sky, some fine food and tunes before relaxing with friends at the many outdoor cinema locations that have burst onto the L....
| Jan 31, 2013
The tween-minded zombie romance "Warm Bodies" pulls a comic-romantic twist on a genre better known for its entrails. It is narrated by the undead fellow known as R, played by Nicholas Hoult, soon to be slaying giants in "Jack the Giant Slayer."