| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
John Malkovich will give the annual message for World Theatre Day in Paris at a March 22 kickoff gala of events leading up to the 50th annual celebration on March 27. Here's the text he'll deliver....
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Romantic comedies of the 1980s like "Say Anything" and "Sixteen Candles" launched John Cusack's career, but since then, his acting resume has continued to broaden -– from the thriller "1408" to the dark comedy "Being John Malkovich" to the quirky...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson sings "Beware of Young Girls" in a new video promoting Wren's fashion and footwear collaboration with Minnetonka. Dior is thriving without John Galliano. Michelle Obama wears Thakoon on Easter Sunday. And more....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Ernest Borginine died Sunday at the age of 95. Here is my interview with the Hamden-born, Connecticut-raised actor in 2010.
By FRANK RIZZO
Ernest Borgnine, who turns 94 in January, is having the time of his life.
With a new film out this month...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 3:30 PM
If you purchased a cassette tape with your allowance, you probably remember a time when the phrase “gone viral” wasn’t synonymous with Internet sensation.
In 2011, the phrase has become so embedded in our vocabulary that it is...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Top 10 Commercials of 2011
1. Volkswagen: The Force
Broadcast during Super Bowl XLV, this advertisement for Volkswagen tapped into the heart of everyone who has shut their eyes tight, channeled Luke Skywalker, and tried to “use the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011.
But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping.
So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
| May 11, 2012
| 3:04 PM
For whatever reason, 1999 was the best year for American film in at least three decades. With competition like “The Matrix,” “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut,” “The Sixth Sense” and “Toy Story 2,” it...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:38 AM
You've probably seen the new Apple TV ads with actor John Malkovich having what looks like the most charming chat of his life with Siri, the voice-activated "personal assistant" on the iPhone 4S.
"That's pretty spectacular advice, actually," Malkovich...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Ernest Borgnine died July 8 at the advanced age of Borgninety-five. I nearly had a chance to talk the guy a year and a half ago, when he was coming back to his home state of Connecticut for one of those celebrity anecdote-and-Q-&-A shows that older...
| Jul 12, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
A Chicago-native filmmaker with any loyalty to hometown crowds should never, ever claim a scene takes place in Detroit while blatantly displaying the exterior of Ukrainian Village's Rainbo Club and the Division Street sign.