| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:31 AM
The time for the "Mystery Movie" has come again. In the 1970s, the idea worked so well for NBC, the network used it twice weekly for a while ... on rotating components including Peter Falk's "Columbo," Dennis Weaver's "McCloud" and Rock Hudson's "McMillan...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 12:33 PM
On very rare occasions, a night at the theater can feel like a red-hot political event. Such was the case last year on Broadway, where the fevered revival of Larry Kramer's seminal AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" burned up the Golden Theatre, even as the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:03 AM
The cast of this movie has four Oscars, and a lot more nominations; so does director Roman Polanski…a person I wish these types of talented actors would boycott. That’s another argument for another day.
The cast of the Broadway play this was...
| Jan 22, 2012
Eric Ting respects superstitions, especially the one that says you can't say "Macbeth" aloud in a theater without dire consequences. ("The Scottish Play" is used instead.)
"I think superstition is a powerful force," says the fate-conscious Ting,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Festival of Arts visitors had the chance to see a plethora of celebrities on the red carpet and a rare performance from Richard Marx — and one lucky guest walked away with a brand new car.
Singer-songwriter Marx hosted the Acura Celebrity Event...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:05 AM
I remember thinking I would hate American History X. It had gotten a bad review from a critic I respected. I saw it and was pleasantly surprised.
Director Tony Kaye’s last film was a documentary about abortion (Lake of Fire). This time out, he cast...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:39 PM
The stars were out Saturday night — in the sky and on the grounds of the Festival of Arts.
Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy award-winner Christopher Cross performed for a crowd of almost 3,000 fans at the 2012 Acura Celebrity Event, which...
| Oct 15, 2007
Tom Hanks started off the night at the American Cinematheque's award dinner by welcoming everyone to " Julia Roberts' bat mitzvah." He then gave a comical description of what it's like to be one of the many who have worked with her, having just done so in...
| Sep 20, 2009
When the ladies of television take to the red carpet for today's Emmy Awards, there is only one thing we really care about: What will they be wearing?
Will it be the long gowns that usually hold sway at Hollywood award shows? Or, taking a cue from Cannes...
| May 3, 2009
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
| Jan 22, 2008
PARK CITY, Utah -- The frenzied pursuit of swag was peaking on Saturday afternoon inside T-Mobile's 1,500-square-foot Boost Mobile Lounge, the glitziest of the gifting suites at the Sundance Film Festival. The place heaved with celebrities of all...
| Dec 17, 2009
The films "Inglourious Basterds," "Up in the Air" and "Precious" were shaping up as this awards season's front-runners, each earning three nominations apiece as the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning.
Earlier this week, the...