| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Stars may head to Hollywood to make their careers, but their hometown fans don't have to travel far for the festivals that celebrate them. Regional fests are taking place throughout the country this summer to honor showbiz legends Lucille Ball, Judy...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
There are several recurring themes running through this year's summer film season. The Wadsworth Atheneum puts the focus on food and classic screen beauties. The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has several documentaries about gay celebrities. Classic...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:10 PM
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" picks up where L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (and Victor Fleming's 1939 live-action adaptation "The Wizard of Oz") left off. But the new 3-D animation feels like a formulaic knockoff of the original,...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Fans of the Wizard of Oz can safely skip this animated adaptation, which is based on the book Dorothy Of Oz by L. Frank Baum’s great grandson, Roger S. Baum. Directed by Will Finn and Daniel St. Pierre and produced by Summertime Entertainment, the...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The three short plays that comprise "There's No Place Like Home" show off local playwright Michael Wanzie's skills — a grasp of character that makes his creations real people on the stage, the ability to surprise with an unconventional approach, and...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
There are more credited producers than there are Munchkins in "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return," a kid-friendly 3D toon musical that offers another joyless trip down the yellow-brick road after last year's "Oz the Great and Powerful." Certainly the hit...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Warner Bros.' "King Arthur" is coming to theaters on July 22, 2016 -- the first title to land on that date.
The slot has been the subject of recent speculation that WB will move its still-untitled Batman-Superman project back from May 6, 2016 to the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
It took a single church trip to the Dominican Republic when she was 16 to spawn a lifelong commitment to volunteerism for Molly Roach.
Now 24, she’s gone back every year with the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church to an impoverished community where...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as meaningless experiences go, it's pretty da---d good," wrote somebody named Woody.
Two of our most talented and controversial entertainment "stars" had a Broadway opening last week at the St. James...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:23 PM
After an intriguing start, "Transcendence" — aka "The Computer Wore Johnny Depp's Tennis Shoes" — offers roughly the same level of excitement as listening to hold music during a call to tech support.
You can feel the audience hanging in...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Danielle Wade, who carts around Toto in the new touring production of "The Wizard of Oz," was chosen by the good people of Canada — well, the not-inconsiderable subset thereof who watched the Canadian Broadcasting Company's reality show "Over the...