| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Diane Lane wouldn't want to do a reality show, but she's getting a taste anyway.
The Oscar-nominated actress ("Unfaithful") plays one of the original stars of the genre -- Pat Loud, showcased in PBS' 1973 milestone "An American Family" -- in "Cinema...
| Apr 21, 2011
Bassist-keyboardist for TV on the Radio
Gerard Smith, bassist-keyboardist for the Brooklyn-based art-rock group TV on the Radio, died Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer, the band announced on its website. He was 36.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Somehow Hal Jordan (Ryan “Sexiest Man Alive” Reynolds) has become a renowned fighter pilot despite being a habitual quitter or something—the movie doesn't show him quitting but does say fear once caused him to break...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:36 PM
"Green Lantern" struck me as a particularly useless blockbuster. It's ugly, it's uncreative and it's opening in a season with no shortage of better comic book movies.
I want everyone to have a fun time at the movies, so try salvaging the...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:07 AM
It was a big summer for superheroes, and even though this DC Comics adaptation wasn't the best-reviewed of those movies, director Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale") provides genre fans a lot of fantastic sights to look at.
Ryan Reynolds trades on his...
| Jun 17, 2011
In the old days, super hero movies were made telling the complete story. In the first Superman with Christopher Reeve, we were shown how the character was found on Earth by his parents. We saw clips of him growing up, and it quickly got to the main story....
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:52 PM
Chicago’s going to get a bit of Portland in January. “Portlandia,” actually, so get ready to meet Toni and Candice, the hilarious proprieters of the feminist bookstore “Women and Women First.”
Fred Armisen and Carrie...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:40 PM
I asked my mother once if I ever believed in Santa Claus as a child. She shook her head and replied, "You were always suspicious." It was probably the sign of a budding journalist.
Growing up, though, I knew quite a few people who did believe in the...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 11:44 PM
Werner Herzog gave us the interesting (but long) documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams earlier this year. He did the interesting documentary Grizzly Man years ago.I enjoyed them more than his regular feature films, which usually have great scenes but are...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 10:06 AM
Hope is a dangerous thing.
It's one of the many memorable remarks Morgan Freeman in his critcally acclaimed performance in "The Shawshank Redemption." The line was spoken to a fellow prisoner-played by Tim Robbins-in saying that has dreams of breaking...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:21 AM
The broadcast networks were shut out of the best TV drama category when nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning.
FX's "American Horror Story" is the only non-pay-cable series to make the cut, joining Starz's...
| Apr 22, 2008
In the play "Embedded," Tim Robbins' 2003 satire about the Iraq invasion, a thinly veiled Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz shout with Nazi-like gusto, "Hail Leo Strauss!" and get sexually aroused at the prospect of international conquest. During the post-...