| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Caesar Must Die
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Opens March 1, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
One of the ironies of acting and the movies is that an actor's skill eventually backfires against him...
| 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,...
| 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
| 7:30 PM
It looked like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" as thousands of blackbirds and starling roost near a Modesto Shopping Center.
The site was a bit freaky, but that's exactly what the birds are trying to do.
"Basically they come to roost...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 12:46 PM
“Promises, Promises,” the 1968 musical with a book by Neil Simon and a score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, will be part of the 2012 season at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, a spokesman for the theater said Monday.
| Jun 11, 2012
Character actor was on 'Green Acres'
Frank Cady, 96, a character actor who played Hooterville general store proprietor Sam Drucker on the TV sitcoms "Green Acres" and "Petticoat Junction," died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., said...
| Mar 30, 2011
Farley Granger, a handsome young leading man during Hollywood's post-World War II era who was best known for his starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," has died. He was 85.
Granger died of natural...
| Jun 22, 2012
Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world.
Screenwriters and producers may have...
| May 6, 2011
Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
| Aug 1, 2010
The Cookbook Collector
Dial Press: 394 pp., $26
It is a pleasure to read a novel by Allegra Goodman. Her writing is confident and accomplished, her characters are complex and her stories immerse the reader in a world that is...
| Sep 15, 2010
Martin Landau has worked with some of cinema's most accomplished filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock ("North by Northwest"), Francis Ford Coppola ("Tucker: The Man and His Dream"), Woody Allen ("Crimes and Misdemeanors") and Tim Burton ("Ed Wood")....
| Aug 26, 2010
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...