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. [...]
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.”
Never out of print in the last five decades since its 1958 release, this is a smokin' collection of rumbas, mambos, boleros, and cha-cha-chas. Press play on this sucker and just try and sit still.
“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.
Given that “Astral Weeks” is one of rock’s undisputed masterpieces, it seems like pure folly to revisit the album, song by song, 40 years on, with hopes of improving upon the original. [...]
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.
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.
"State of Play," a blistering thriller set in the world of high-stakes investigative journalism, is a story poised on the brink of extinction. [...]
This mildly spooky little number opens with a creepy dream sequence that segues to a scene of our teenaged heroine, Anna (Emily Browning), pouring her heart out to her therapist. [...]
Don’t be mislead by the advertising hype – Coraline is not directed by Tim Burton. At the helm is Henry Selick (who also directed Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas”). [...]