| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Anne Hathaway has yet to make good on her oft-professed desire to perform in a Broadway musical. Her Oscar-winning turn as Fantine in the 2012 movie version of "Les Miserables" showed that she has the singing chops. And if we need more proof, the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:58 AM
In the commercial animation realm, there are movies that reach for something, or many things. Others are content merely to baby-sit.
The 2011 hit "Rio" was a baby sitter. And so is "Rio 2," a routine sequel following the perilous adventures of the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music.
Yes, the musical numbers reach saturation levels, but the Latin-influenced jamming and singing are...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Does the "2" in "Rio 2" stand for "2 Much"? Not officially, but you might think so judging from reviews of the new animated musical, which finds Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway's blue macaws headed from the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro to the...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In the tightest race of the year and the first major battle of the sequels, Fox-Blue Sky Studios' "Rio 2" barely flew past Disney-Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at the Friday box office.
The lighthearted family toon grossed $12 million,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:31 AM
The hat Pharrell Williams wore to the Grammy Awards is the gift that keeps on giving, earning the rapper, music producer and fashion plate bragging rights as "Hat Person of the Year," the Headwear Assn. announced Wednesday.
The handmade brown felt...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Director John Landis was all smiles amid the screams and assorted terror at the opening of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights. The man behind 1981's "An American Werewolf in London" had a hand in the haunted house based on that movie and was relishing...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Tom Sherak had a long career as a studio executive and was involved in hundreds of films, including "Black Hawk Down," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace." But Sherak is best known for the jobs he did for free or...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Finding a strong female lead to play a kick-posterior comic book heroine, or villain, is no easy task, so how does the announcement that former Miss Israel and Fast and Furious actress Gal Gadot sit with the fanboys?
Well this fanboy isn't sure yet, and...
| Dec 31, 2013
It's official: Short crops like those of celebrities Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Hudson are "the style of the year," In Style magazine declared recently.
Actresses Anne Hathaway, Kristen Chenoweth and Pamela Anderson lopped off their locks. Model...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015. The duo's chemistry and their ability to deliver barbs with a twinkle have made them an awards-show favorite, not just at the Globes but at the Emmys and other...