| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Grew up in Holliston, Massachusetts and graduated from Hofstra University in New York. First job out of college was producing and directing local cable commercials in the Boston area. His first feature film was the comedy Coffee & Donuts,...
| Oct 7, 2012
J. Robert Lennon
Graywolf Press: 224 pp., $15
J. Robert Lennon's novel "Familiar" is as tightly wound as a great Alfred Hitchcock movie. Elisa Macalester Brown is driving along a highway when...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Not since Mel Brooks served up the movies of Alfred Hitchcock like so much chopped liver in "High Anxiety" has the master of suspense been more comically garroted than he is in "The 39 Steps," the latest attraction at the Laguna Playhouse.
And, as he did...
| Oct 14, 2012
LIVE BY NIGHT
by Dennis Lehane
William Morrow: 416 p.p., $27.99
In a recent interview, Dennis Lehane told fellow author Stephen Anable, "one of the reasons I write is because of all the Jimmy Cagney...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Countdown to Halloween: five days.
I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings.
But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:07 PM
There's nothing like a good scare to get your heart pumping.
And what better time to celebrate things that go bump in the night better than Halloween?
In celebration of Halloween, I have put together a list of some of my favorites for the season. Some...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Who would have thought to add a musical score to a seething drama of sexual tension with more circuitous plot lines than your basic soap opera?
Octavio Solis did, and South Coast Repertory's "Cloudlands" is the beneficiary of this fortuitous decision...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:27 PM
LOS ANGELES -- George Lindsey, the actor who portrayed the country-bumpkin mechanic Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," died Sunday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 83.
Lindsey's character Goober Pyle joined the hit sitcom in 1964 as...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Shatner's World: We Just Live in It
Written by and starring William Shatner. 8 p.m. November 8 at the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. $50 & $75; $290 for VIP seats, a souvenir poster and a post-show reception with Shatner. (203) 325-4466,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Although best known as a director, Sean Graney actually is becoming a most intriguing (and admirably prolific) adapter of classic literary works — from Sophocles to Shakespeare to Edgar Allan Poe. His talents in that arena aren't unlike his...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 12:36 PM
New Fall TV shows may be getting most of the ad time these days, but I'm excited about one old favorite that's getting some new blood in its Season 3 premiere.
Mother-daughter duo Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith guest star in the premiere as Sabrina's...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The great suspense movie director Alfred Hitchcock once was quoted saying, "Always make the audience suffer as much as possible."
One example certainly was his classic, "Psycho," whose most famous scene was so scary it made a generation of women...