| Sep 3, 2010
| 10:59 AM
You can't keep a good movie villain down, especially if he has memorable appliances such as the knife-like fingernails of Freddy Krueger, the fiend of many unfortunate teenagers' dreams.
Jackie Earle Haley ( "Watchmen") inherits the part from Robert...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
At the Lennox Home for the Mentally Insane, the patients are all surprisingly gorgeous and, in a bit of reality bending, required to perfect their own specific dance routines. While plotting her escape, Babydoll (Emily Browning)...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Paul Giamatti is a gifted actor who has made a career of being the sweet schlub who always messes up spectacularly before he finds loving redemption. And he does so, wonderfully, in "Win Win."
Here he plays Mike, an attorney with a sinking law...
| May 18, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Familiar to fans of television's "How I Met Your Mother" as eternal romance seeker Ted, Josh Radnor is in similar circumstances not only as the star of this comedy-drama but also as its writer and director.
He plays a would-be author who gets insight...
| May 23, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Director Zack Snyder ("300," "Watchmen") parlays his yen for unique themes and visuals into this female-empowerment saga, a graphic-novel adaptation about a young woman (Emily Browning) sent to an asylum by her scheming stepfather.
She escapes into a...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 9:10 AM
As “X-Men: First Class” opens in theaters this weekend, Syfy is ramping up publicity for its new series about a group of people similar to the X-Men. They’re not mutants, but they are “Alphas”—ordinary people with...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 7:53 AM
* * The Tree of Life
Written and directed by Terrence Malick. With Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. (PG-13)
Why do bad things happen to good people? That's the age-old question pondered by Terrence Malick in The Tree of Life, which begins with...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:30 AM
It’s Friday, and there’s a ton of stuff going on tonight. How to pick what to do? Well, here’s five great things happening around Hartford.
The Green Lantern just premiered at midnight, and it breaks the mold of recent superhero...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:39 AM
I’m in a bind. My friend Elliott and I bought tickets to see the much-anticipated conclusion to Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises” on IMAX this Wednesday.
Let me note that this is exactly the way I want to see...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:36 AM
In my opinion, Tim Burton is the worst director making money in Hollywood. And it’s not like things are going to change. He likes to remake stuff, and he puts Johnny Depp in it. This means the films make millions and millions. Why would anything...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 4:16 PM
With his first two Batman films, Nolan re-imagined Batman as something a bit more plausible in today's world: a self-made, one-man special forces unit with lots of money, a kick-ass R&D department and tons of anger issues. But beyond that, he made...
| Jul 8, 2012
BEDFORD, England — From a distance, Christopher Nolan's Gotham City sure doesn't look like much. The "skyline" begins to emerge over the horizon in the rolling green farmlands about 50 miles north of London, but there are no gothic spires or granite...