| Feb 6, 2009
By ROGER MOORE
Sentinel movie critic
Here's a look at films with scheduled 2009 release dates -- all dates are subject to change without notice.
Coraline (Focus) The latest animation from Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas) concerns a...
| Aug 16, 2008
"She is a bright, talented actress," Noel Coward once wrote of Julie Andrews, "and quite attractive since she dealt with her monstrous English overbite."
Pure Coward—except that it isn't. Banged out on an old Olympia typewriter in 1991, this...
| Sep 12, 2008
In George Cukor's 1939 movie "The Women," the female characters twitter and gabble like a shaken cage full of canaries. In the 1956 MGM musical remake "The Opposite Sex," they declaim their feelings, or belt them out in song. Diane English's new remake...
| Jun 13, 2008
| 1:22 PM
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen ($13.95)
2. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon ($15.95)
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho ($13.95)
4. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje ($13.95)
5. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones ($12)
6. No One...
| Dec 19, 2007
IN Hollywood, if you want to make a movie about gangsters, the man to see is Nicholas Pileggi. After spending years covering crime as a journalist, Pileggi wrote "Wiseguy," a portrait of a young mobster's rise to prominence that he adapted into Martin...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 3:11 PM
The cooking expertise of the late Julia Child had a resurgence in popularity thanks to director-screenwriter Nora Ephron's comedy, which merges two stories in recalling the legend of Child (played brilliantly, as usual, by Meryl Streep) and its...
| Aug 7, 2009
Julie & Julia is a gloriously frothy confection, a late summer delight built on Meryl Streep's hilarious impersonation of The French Chef, Julia Child.
The comedy about a would-be writer's attempt to cook her way through Child's culture-changing cookbook...
| Aug 5, 2009
As Julie & Julia points out, Julie Powell was a struggling would-be writer living New York when she stumbled upon the gimmick that would make her famous. She started a blog, "The Julie/Julia Project: Nobody here but us servantless American cooks."
| Aug 12, 2009
At a certain point in the wonderful new movie "Julie & Julia," there is a plot twist so shocking the audience gasps. Julia Child does something that seems so totally out of character that even on the way out, people were still shaking their heads. "How...
| Mar 9, 2009
As readers of this section probably already know, Barbara Walters and her cohorts from ABC's "The View" are coming to the Walt Disney lot to do a week's worth of shows starting today. This column spoke with Walters by phone last week and is pleased to...
| Oct 4, 2005
Distinguished American writer Joan Didion has always seemed delicate, but now she looks frail. Her shoulders are thin and stooped as she speaks haltingly about the loss of her daughter a few weeks ago, as she was still grappling with the sudden death of...
| Feb 2, 1987
As John Dunne sees it, a writer's life has two states: writing and having written. Right now Dunne is in the latter one and relieved. He finished his book, "The Red, White and Blue," on April 6, 1986, at 2:06 in the afternoon, he says with his passion for...