| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- The BBC has commissioned two adaptations of Agatha Christie stories, "And Then There Were None" and "Partners in Crime," to be delivered in time for the 125th anniversary of her birth.
Christie (pictured) is the world's best-selling novelist...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Opening Friday, the new thriller "Non-Stop" is an entertaining time killer you wouldn't mind seeing on a long flight, as long as that flight weren't bedeviled by the sort of dramatic complications the movies have found irresistible for nearly a century....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:12 AM
All's right with the world on this late day in February. Liam Neeson, also known as Mr. Capable or Uncle Avuncular, is back headlining another entertainingly preposterous thriller, this one called "Non-Stop," directed by his "Unknown" collaborator,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week.
Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:42 AM
In the first of the major 2014-15 season announcements from Chicago’s theaters, Northlight Theatre said Wednesday that its 40th anniversary season will include a fall production of Amanda Peet’s “The Commons of Pensacola,” an off-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Christopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper.
China: The Whole...
| Dec 17, 2013
Asked whether or not she likes “Pretty Woman,” Alice Eve answers with an enthusiastic, “Of course!” The English actress defends the “classic film of my childhood” as a fairy tale and quotes in a New York accent, “...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Writer-director John Michael McDonagh and actor Brendan Gleeson made a big international splash with 2011′s "The Guard," a terrifically entertaining action-comedy that offered little indication of the depths of humor, compassion, despair and grace...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Gateway Center for the Arts next presents the Agatha Christie thriller "Black Coffee." It opens Friday, Jan. 24.
The mystery is in the classic Christie mode and features her beloved detective Hercule Poirot, played by Dennis Wooldridge. Poirot is...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
PARIS- International Emmy-winning "The Returned," the supernatural drama sold by Zodiak Rights, has snatched up France's 10th export prize for drama series, a nod handed out by French promo org TV France Intl..
"The Returned" (pictured above) - sold to...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Prior to the early 1990s, J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls" was widely regarded as a conventional Edwardian thriller, much in the Agatha Christie mode, wherein a mysterious police inspector calls on a wealthy Yorkshire family after the suicide of...