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  • ‘World War Z’: Martin Scorsese, others join audiobook cast

     
    “World War Z,” author Max Brooks' best-selling novel about the aftermath of a worldwide zombie epidemic, has an almost supernatural ......
  • Sex sins of mighty are old hat in literature

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat  in literature
    It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner. For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
  • 'The Big C: The Complete Second Season'

    'The Big C: The Complete Second Season'
    Laura Linney continues her superb, award-winning portrayal of wife, mother, teacher and cancer patient Cathy in this sophomore round of the Showtime comedy-drama series. Not only do Cathy and husband Paul (Oliver Platt) face a redefinition of their...
  • 'Tower Heist'

    'Tower Heist'
    Recent economic news is applied to an action-comedy approach in director Brett Ratner's ("Rush Hour") entertaining caper set in a posh New York condo. The building manager (Ben Stiller) organizes some of his fellow employees, who lost significant money in...
  • Film Review A state of clueless `Wanderlust'

    “Wanderlust,” the new project from Judd Apatow and associates, starts as though it were ripped from today's (or at least this decade's) headlines. Yuppie couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) buy a tiny, fabulously expensive...
  • Laura Linney tackles 'The Big C' afresh as Showtime series returns

    "The first season was really about her being in denial. This season is about her getting angry." So says Laura Linney in resuming her Golden Globe Award-winning portrayal of wife, mother, teacher and cancer patient Cathy Jamison as the Showtime comedy-...
  • The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'

    The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'
    It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming. Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
  • Dick Van Dyke helps PBS recall television's view of American life

    Lovers of classic television always are game to hear the people who made it talk about it. After its two "Pioneers of Television" documentaries, PBS returns to that turf with "America in Primetime," a four-week series filled with familiar actors and...
  • 'Tower Heist' review: "Ocean's Eleven" for Dummies

    'Tower Heist' review: "Ocean's Eleven" for Dummies
    ** (out of four) I support liking brie on your burger, but snooty businessman Arthur Shaw’s (Alan Alda) extravagance catches up to him when the FBI snags him for securities fraud. Since the stolen money includes the pensions of all the staff in...
  • Stars Of 'Tower Heist' Talk About New Flick

    Stars Of 'Tower Heist' Talk About New Flick
    The stars of the new movie Tower Heist sat down with us to tell us about the new action/comedy that hits theaters Friday. Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the...
  • 'Tower Heist' actually has its eyes on your wallet

    'Tower Heist' actually has its eyes on your wallet
    The thieves in "Tower Heist" may have a skyscraper-dwelling rich guy as their target, but the movie itself is reaching into your wallet. It's such a crassly commercial action-comedy that you won't be surprised to learn that its towering aspirations only...