| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Kinky Friedman, The Bipolar Tour
June 19, Café Nine, 250 State St., New Haven, (203) 789-8281, cafenine.com; June 20, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com
The first thing you should know about Kinky...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:56 PM
When producers asked me to compile a list of the best holiday films, I didn’t think that would be very fun. Everybody has seen Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life a million times.
I remember when I worked morning radio, we did a...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Antonio Banderas carries the character he's voiced for the "Shrek" movies into his own animated adventure, a prequel to those films. Puss encounters a number of other famous characters, including Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill, while trying to land his...
| Jan 23, 2008
Heath Ledger, whose chiseled good looks made him a heartthrob to millions and who won movie fame for playing a tragic homosexual cowboy, was found dead in a Manhattan apartment today, police said.
The body of the Australian actor, who won an Academy...
| Apr 24, 2009
Documentaries often start out as one thing but, through recalibration or serendipity, move in directions their filmmakers never planned. This can net staggering results or, as in the case of "In a Dream," Jeremiah Zagar's moody portrait of his eccentric,...
| Jan 11, 2009
When celebrity photographer Barbra Porter picks up her camera, such stars as Billy Bob Thornton, Garth Brooks and Eric Clapton know she'll make them look good. But in her other career, Porter also makes the stars sound good -- by performing as a violinist...
| Sep 24, 2008
Far-fetched, fast-moving, locked and overloaded, Eagle Eye is what happens when you give the people who made a success of the modestly budgeted Disturbia a blank check. The fever-pitch paranoia of this terrorist thriller, the seizure-inducing editing, the...
| Sep 26, 2008
"Eagle Eye" is a thriller only a Global Positioning System could love. I suppose if I weren't still using regional positioning systems (they're called "maps"), I might be more interested in all the cyber-techno-harum-scarum and the showy transitional...
| Apr 6, 2008
THERE is no such thing as a Richard Jenkins movie, though he's been in more than 70 of them. Even in his best-known role -- as the mortuary paterfamilias, Nathaniel Fisher, on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" -- Jenkins was dead, haunting the characters...
| Apr 10, 2008
Thomas Haden Church is a man of contradictions.
He's gamely appeared in a posh hotel dining room to talk about his new movie, "Smart People," but home on his Texas ranch is clearly where his heart is: His worn long underwear peeks out from a freshly...
| Jan 8, 2008
Michael Chiklis has booked a key supporting role in the DreamWorks thriller "Eagle Eye" opposite Shia LaBeouf.
"Eagle Eye" is already in production with LaBeouf's "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso at the helm.
Most recently drafted by Hillary Seitz,...
| Feb 6, 2008
Freshly minted Oscar nominee Casey Affleck will star in the period noir drama "The Kind One."
Based on the newly published novel by Tom Epperson, "The Kind One" is set in 1930s Los Angeles and, according to Variety, it focuses on a amnesiac (Affleck) who...