| Nov 22, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! NBC delivers the biggest program tonight: a game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets at 8:30. Will Tom Brady and the Patriots prove too formidable? Will the Jets pull themselves together and stop sniping? This one...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Paul McCartney sang three songs, a children's choir opened the show, and Alec Baldwin played Tony Bennett. The music mattered more than the comedy this weekend on NBC's “Saturday Night Live,” although Martin Short was the able host. But he did...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Let’s get to the first oft-asked question: What’s with the name “Lionel”? No last name? Nope. Mononymous, like God. Get over it.
The nom de radio actually comes from Al Pacino’s character in the 1973 film classic “...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:31 AM
With Diane Lane prowling the boards at the Goodman Theatre, not long after Nathan Lane in "The Iceman Cometh," and with Jimmy Smits now lined up for "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" later this season at Steppenwolf Theatre, star casting has suddenly...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Katheryn Winnick holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo and a second-degree black belt in karate, so playing a sword-wielding shield maiden in History's "Vikings" was a cinch.
Well ... sorta.
"A shield maiden wouldn't necessarily do a spinning...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The world premiere of Israel Horovitz’ “Gloucester Blue” at the Theatre at Arts Garage is the kind of production that doesn’t seem to be about much.
But as the wickedly dark comedy peels off layer after layer, a...
| Jan 31, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
After “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Quartet,” I'm glad to see a film about people in their grayer years take place somewhere other than a hotel in which the folks putter around and giggle about sex....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 8:15 AM
A writer must eat, which is why most playwrights eventually try their hands at screenwriting. "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, comes from the stage-trained Noah Haidle, whose story premise sounds like a sure (if...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:47 PM
At times it felt like an exit interview — the ultimate exit interview.
The details are still so surreal that when I tell people who was there, the words sound as though someone else had dreamed them: Al Pacino walked into the room. Then...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Cold-blooded linebackers will knock down “Warm Bodies” at the box office this weekend, as the Super Bowl is expected to be a much bigger draw than the new zombie movie.
Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the slowest of the year at the...
| Feb 7, 2013
*** (out of four)
For anyone who struggles to focus their attention on a movie—that should include all 23 people who saw Al Pacino in last week's embarrassing “Stand Up Guys”—“Side Effects” is just what the doctor...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Lily Rabe, who has earned acclaim for her New York stage performances and whose Hollywood cachet has risen thanks to the popularity of the FX series "American Horror Story," will star in a new adaptation of August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" at the Geffen...