| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
| Feb 8, 2013
Actor won Tony Award for 'Tea and Sympathy'
John Kerr, 81, a stage, film and TV actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in Elia Kazan's 1953 Broadway production of "Tea and Sympathy" and went on to reprise his role in the 1956 film...
| May 3, 2012
| 9:32 PM
A friend whose child goes to a large suburban high school tells me that the recent student production of a musical featured one kid acting the leading role but lip-synching the big songs while another kid sang off stage. In......
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:45 PM
TCM starts its Summer Under the Stars festival Wednesday with John Wayne, arguably the biggest movie star of all. Each day in August, starting at 6 a.m., the channel will salute a performer with a 24-hour marathon. What is Wayne's best? I vote “...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 4:47 PM
The late, great Ernest Borgnine will receive a 24-hour marathon salute from TCM on July 26. Borgnine died Sunday at age 95. He may be best remembered for the sitcom “McHale's Navy.” Starting at 7 a.m. ET Sunday, Antenna TV will offer the ...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, let's compare and contrast. In her blockbuster first novel, "A Woman of Substance," Barbara Taylor Bradford pitted her fiercely determined heroine against almost insurmountable obstacles: grinding poverty, physical abuse, sexual...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:55 AM
I'll state right away that Hawaii is one of my favorite places. I'm pretty much over the Caribbean, and although the Maldives and Fiji have beautiful beaches, getting there is expensive and time-consuming. So when it comes time for balmy weather, surf,...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:37 AM
I was in New York City last week.
On Tuesday, Election Day, CNN had big screens in Times Square, and I joined the folks watching the returns. We cheered a lot, especially when CNN turned cameras on us.
On Wednesday, a nor'easter struck NYC. I can't...
| Sep 12, 2011
Mary Fickett, who for decades played nurse Ruth Martin on "All My Children" and in 1973 won the first Emmy Award given to an actress in a daytime drama after her character made an impassioned anti-Vietnam War speech, has died. She was 83.
| Feb 5, 2012
Love is always lovelier some place other than home. Well, at least in the celluloid universe.
Traveling by boat, train or even bus can lead to romantic entanglements in the movies, as does visiting über-romantic locales such as Rome, Paris and Venice. Of...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Silen flicks, Italian masterworks and a chat with Clint Eastwood and an evening with long-time Times film critic Kevin Thomas are on tap this week....