| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Take a stroll through the exhibits of antique medical devices in the International Museum of Surgical Science on Lake Shore Drive, and your mind might conjure forth images worthy of the 1988 movie “Dead Ringers,” in which Jeremy Irons plays...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Many of the Bard's classics get new attention and appreciation from six talents - Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, theater director Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant - as they host individual episodes of this recently televised PBS...
| Feb 13, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Among many reasons the “Twilight” movie franchise didn’t work, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) make lousy characters, separately and together. Be it the script, the performances, whatever: The...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:54 AM
When classy, pedigreed British actors go hog-wild under the flowering dogwood trees of a Southern Gothic setting, often the results are good. Just as often they're so bad they're good. And sometimes, as is the case with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson in...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Safe Haven" will find no refuge at the box office the weekend, as the latest "Die Hard" movie is set to annihilate the competition.
"A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise, is expected to gross a robust $55...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:46 PM
I never thought I'd regret not having reviewed any of the "Twilight" series. Now I do, because it would have been only a few moments' work to cut and paste several paragraphs, run some search-and-replaces ("caster" for "vampire," "Ethan" for "Belle"), and...
| Sep 6, 2012
*** (out of four)
It’s been years, maybe around the time of “Wedding Crashers,” since the once-charismatic "PECLB0000005706">Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) truly held the screen rather than merely existing on it as...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 11:35 PM
When "PECLB0000005706">Bradley Cooper was starring in Limitless, I thought I’d hate it based on the premise. He was a writer suffering from writer’s block. He comes across a drug dealer that gives him a pill that makes him smart. This...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:01 PM
The TV ads for “The Words” suggest a thriller, which it is definitely not. In ways, that's a relief, since the summer releases included enough thrillers to hold me until the cows come home. Still, beware: This debut feature from writing/...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is the darling of right wing think tanks. He worked at the Hoover Institution, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. His books and essays feature arguments tailor made for Bill O'Reilly and Fox...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 1:28 PM
"Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead"
By Paula Byrne HarperCollins, 384 pages, $25.99
The movie, they say, rarely surpasses the book. Notable exceptions of course come to mind, but none so forcibly as John Mortimer’s glorious...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:43 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle Of Wight, England on this day in 1948. This birthday guy won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Claus von Bulow in "Reversal of Fortune," and won Emmys for his work in "Elizabeth I" and "The...