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DVD: Universal Soldier: The Return

It’s a 10-year anniversary release and in 1999’s “Universal Soldier: The Return,” Jean-Claude Van Damme puts on his suit again as the heroic soldier. [...]

Movie: Not Forgotten

It would seem like Simon Baker, the star of the top-rated TV show “The Mentalist,” would make a good movie star. [...]

TV: TrueBlood

Not long ago, I thought the best thing ever made for television was the “Six Feet Under” series, but then along came “True Blood,” created (not surprisingly) by the same guy, Alan Ball. [...]

Movie: Angels and Demons

Fans of author Dan Brown’s novels will find much to like with the new film version of his tome “Angels and Demons,” director Ron Howard’s follow-up to his 2006 smash hit “The DaVinci Code.” [...]

DVD: The Reader

“The Reader,” director Stephen Daldry and scripter David Hare's follow-up to their 2002 award-winning film "The Hours," raises so many interesting questions about guilt and personal responsibility that you can spend hours discussing it afterwards. [...]

Movie: The Soloist

In “The Soloist,” Robert Downey, Jr., plays real-life “Los Angeles Times” columnist Steve Lopez in a story that, somewhat confusingly, is part true, part fictional. [...]

Movie: Fast and Furious

Back in early 2000, when Vin Diesel had a burgeoning career, he found himself in the enviable position of signing on to three separate and equally promising franchises. [...]

Movie: State of Play

"State of Play," a blistering thriller set in the world of high-stakes investigative journalism, is a story poised on the brink of extinction. [...]
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