| Jul 4, 2012
The show: The world premiere of Lucy Boyle's "The Blue Deep" at Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass.
First impressions: The return of Blythe Danner to the Williamstown stage after a dozen years is a special event. But...
| Jul 8, 2012
David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:28 AM
This is the story of a divorcee that goes back to live in the big Connecticut home of her parents. They’re played by two character-actors I love – Blythe Danner and John Rubinstein.
Amy (Melanie Lynskey) is depressed and not sure what the...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The romantic-tragic approach of novelist Nicholas Sparks has fueled such stories as "The Notebook" and "Dear John," and it services Zac Efron reasonably well in this drama about a Marine who believes his life was saved during Iraq combat by his locating a...
| Apr 19, 2012
You don't need a message in a bottle to get the word out: Author Nicholas Sparks knows his audience. Conservative moviegoers (along with plenty of centrists and liberals) take to the latest Sparks adaptation, gratefully. They know they're not going to get...
| Apr 19, 2012
Based on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller The Lucky One, Zac Efron ("17 Again," "Charlie St. Cloud") stars alongside Taylor Schilling (TV's "Mercy") and Blythe Danner ("Meet the Parents" franchise) in this romantic drama directed by Academy AwardŽ-nominated...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 12:07 PM
I’m not sure who has a worse track record with bad movies – Tyler Perry or Nicholas Sparks. Perhaps the edge should go to Perry, since he’s involved in every aspect of his crappy films. And Sparks did give us The Notebook, which wasn&...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Hollywood keeps making adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels, even though they've never really burned up the box office. Maybe “The Lucky One” will be, well, the lucky one, but it's hard to imagine why. Sparks films have become their own...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 11:58 AM
It's probably a good thing that I don't see a lot of movies based on the books of Nicholas Sparks. He's known for super-schmaltzy romance novels that are routinely derided by critics but sell like crazy.
Films based on his works include the modest hits...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Talk about a high profile cast -- and somewhat of a family affair, too...
Members of the Naughton Family as well as Westport's extended theatrical family will make up the cast of a reading of Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Stopry," part of Westport...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a cocktail reception for Women In Film's annual pre-Oscar bash, attended by her mom, Blythe Danner; Octavia Spencer; Vanessa Hudgens; Selena Gomez; and more....