| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:47 AM
A major factor in the current film-awards season, director and star Ben Affleck's superbly staged drama is the true story of a CIA effort to get several American diplomats out of Iran during the late-1970s hostage crisis.
Affleck plays the agent who...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Ninguno de los artistas que hacen papeles de duro en Hollywood ha sacado tanto provecho de su pasado como lo hace Mark Wahlberg. El actor que contabiliza más de 20 detenciones delictivas, convirtió su turbulenta juventud en la mejor escuela para...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 12:06 PM
In "Broken City," a Manhattan-set drama likely to appeal to those who enjoyed the more elegantly plotted machinations of "Arbitrage," the scenes between Russell Crowe as a powerful New York City mayor and Jeffrey Wright as the equally powerful police...
| Dec 18, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
And that’ll do it for “Argo.”
Ben Affleck’s widely praised Oscar contender is plenty entertaining, but its sense of place and investigative detail don’t come within miles of the immersive power of...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:59 PM
New York is the city in question, depicted as a dark-spirited metropolis full of double-crossings, in director Albert Hughes' drama. Russell Crowe plays the mayor, who maneuvers an ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) into investigating the supposedly unfaithful wife...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:29 AM
This is one of the best movies of the year, but it’s also a flawed film. There comes a point where all the cutesy stuff they do, and the “Arrr, go f*** yourself!” joke gets tired. That being said…I was on the edge of my seat the...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:03 PM
We seem to be on an entertainment streak this week, so this seemed as good a time as any to collect my thoughts on the bygone NBC cult hit “Friday Night Lights.” I’m terrified to report that throughout my viewing of all five seasons, I...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jeanine Basinger has been happily married for 45 years, so she knows a lot about how to make a marriage work. Basinger, the founder and director of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University in Middletown, also knows a lot about marriage movies,...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:27 AM
A subject of controversy during its theatrical run, this reunion of the Oscar-winning "Hurt Locker" team of director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal is an engrossing, often exciting dramatization of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
| Sep 20, 2012
| 11:30 PM
There are sure to be plenty of memorable moments produced during and after the viewing of the documentary, "Touchdown Newport," about the 1970 Newport Harbor High football team. Probably none can be as poignant and heartwarming as what occurred at Lido...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:25 AM
Premium pay channel HBO dominated the nominations Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, earning a stunning 104 nods, including honors for its two freshman series, "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as the acclaimed miniseries...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...