| Oct 25, 2012
A big-budget film's marketing mission is simple: Eliminate the idea of an unsuspecting audience. Did people know what they were getting when they got "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"? Yes. They got what they were shown in the 30-second ads, over and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:41 AM
You will not like this movie. You will not understand this movie. I can prove the second statement, and am merely taking a guess on the first.
Tom Hanks had to explain the movie to Letterman last week when Dave said he didn’t get it. He asked if...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:20 PM
David Mitchell's 2004 novel “Cloud Atlas” was ambitious, sometimes confounding, and absolutely riveting. Viewers are likely to find the film “Cloud Atlas” — written and directed by Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”)...
| May 7, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Superhero fans have been waiting for "The Avengers" since "Iron Man" in 2008. Since then, all the films featuring Avengers have included hints and references to the characters' upcoming collaboration. Some say what we've gotten is four years of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Some casting news is too intriguing to ignore. Cate Blanchett will team up with French film star Isabelle Huppert in a staging of Jean Genet's "The Maids" next year at the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia.
The company unveiled its 2013 season on...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 1:00 PM
On the surface, Cate Blanchett would seem to be the least Chekhovian human being on the planet. No idle longing for Moscow for this international stage and screen star, whose frequent flier mileage must have broken the million mark since she and her...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK — Anton Chekhov is always with us in the theater. But this summer his work has been especially prevalent, serving as an inspirational model for such contemporary playwrights as Tracy Letts, Andrew Upton and Annie Baker.
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Andrew Upton is staying on at the Sydney Theatre Company, assuming the position of sole artistic director starting in January. For the last four years, Upton and his wife, actress Cate Blanchett, have served as co-artistic directors of Australia's most...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:28 AM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first part of a new trilogy of films from director Peter Jackson that are based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit. Jackson is best known for his epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy which is one of...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:03 PM
It's getting cold out there, and what better way to keep warm than by cozying up for a flick at your local cinema?
This season, there is no shortage of quality films to watch, whether you're looking for something escapist, such as Peter Jackson's...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Later this week, while you're watching the final installment in the "Twilight" series, if the quality of the new film is consistent with the earlier films, well, you will probably find yourself wondering if it's just you or do all...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
In the âGuardians of GaâHooleâ novels of Kathryn Lasky, owls have mastered fire and metallurgy and have been known to play the lute as they sing their epic poems about epic battles from days of yore. And in the film about them, they all sp...