| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The "Mission Impossible" films magnify their spectacular stunts and special effects with each new episode. The latest frenzied installment is no exception. If gut-wrenching exploits and maximum vertigo are your cup of tea, you're in for a real treat...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:31 AM
One thing I could count on with a David Cronenberg movie is that it wouldn’t be boring. That has changed, with the release of this snooze fest.
It’s this new genre of historical fiction (Titanic, Inglourious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, etc)....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:25 AM
A Dangerous Method
The Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford, (203) 967-3660.
A Dangerous Method seems unusually tame for a film by David Cronenberg, famed for edgily artistic horror films. It's a period piece adapted rather unimaginatively by...
| Nov 1, 2012
*** (out of four)
When engaged couple Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Nica (Hani Furstenberg) backpack in the Georgian mountains with nothing but each other and their guide Dato (Bidzina Gujabidze), what could possibly happen?
A) If Bernal’s work in...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 9:45 PM
LONDON -- Brit indie distrib Metrodome Distribution has acquired U.K. and Ireland rights for horror pic "The Reverend."
Pic, which will have a limited theatrical run in Blighty from Aug. 3, is helmed and penned by Neil Jones, and sees an alcoholic...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- George Clooney and Meryl Streep appear to be main contenders in the 2012 Hollywood award season after Sunday night's Golden Globes. But the winners of the best film drama actor honors face competition from a silent film star and an...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Sorry, I tried my best to not doze off during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. There were a few interesting moments (Seth Rogen concealing his erection, the clever acceptance speech from the folks at Modern Family, every Elton John...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Editor's note: The Artist, the recipient of 10 Oscar nominations, opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St. Showings are at 7:30 each night. Admission is $8. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 100 minutes. The odds are good that it will run two...
| Sep 21, 2012
It's a press day for Keith Morris, frontman for the punk supergroup Off!, and the interviews are bumping against each other like elbows to rib cages in the pit at one of his shows.
"I'm doing, like, three interviews today. And the guy that set up the...
| Feb 19, 2012
Which two of these four entertainment names — Woody Allen, George Lucas, Meat Loaf, Erik Estrada — are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences?
It'd be understandable if you guessed Allen and Lucas: The directors made such...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Two of the most legendary names in psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, are at the heart of this drama. Respectively played by Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender, they collide over the treatment of a beguiling, baffling patient (Keira...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:08 AM
Director-producer Tony Scott, who apparently committed suicide Sunday in San Pedro at age 68, left behind a lengthy filmography.
One of the first directors to make the transition from commercials to features, he helmed movies including "Top Gun,”...