Stories in the category Movies

Theo Epstein ends another baseball curse

By Laurie Bennett

November 3, 2016 at 5:56am

Who you going to call? Theo Epstein!

Shakespeare & Hollywood

By Laurie Bennett

November 11, 2014 at 1:30pm

Think posthumous profits in the entertainment business, and you’re likely to come up with the names of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Jeff Skoll produces another socially conscious film

By Laurie Bennett

August 5, 2014 at 7:22am

While best known as the former president of eBay, billionaire Jeff Skoll has found a second career as a film producer.

Sandler and Barrymore resume their on-screen romance

By Laurie Bennett

May 16, 2014 at 8:29am

The Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore chemistry continues, with the Memorial Day weekend release of their latest project, “Blended.”

New show cashes in on the Jones-Lipton talent bank

By Laurie Bennett

May 12, 2014 at 9:31am

The Jones-Lipton family is reuniting for Steve Carell’s comedy series, “Angie Tribeca,” which was just picked up by TBS.

Muckety this! Annie Leibovitz to Harry Potter

By Muckety

April 10, 2014 at 10:31am

There are shorter routes from the famed photographer to the fictional wizard, but we favor this one for the characters along the way.

Peter Pan never grows old

By Laurie Bennett

March 28, 2014 at 10:48am

Long before Netflix, Movies on Demand, or even J.R. Ewing, there was a rare TV event eagerly awaited by children of the ’50s.

And the award for best leading actor goes to … food

By Laurie Bennett

March 26, 2014 at 3:44pm

You can’t go wrong with a movie starring cuisine and Stanley Tucci.

Sherlock Holmes, for whom tomorrow never dies

By Laurie Bennett

February 22, 2014 at 5:10pm

Before “Bond, James Bond,” there was “Holmes, Sherlock Holmes.”

Branagh moves from Shakespeare to action movies

By Laurie Bennett

January 15, 2014 at 4:45pm

While many moviegoers (particularly the Harry Potter crowd) know him best as an actor, Kenneth Branagh is building an impressive list of directorial credits.

Another Oscar nomination for Judi Dench?

By Laurie Bennett

December 3, 2013 at 10:20am

With more than five decades of film and TV credits, Judi Dench has won just a single Oscar - for her brief supporting performance in the 1999 film, “Shakespeare in Love.”

Rachel McAdams conquers time

By Laurie Bennett

November 25, 2013 at 10:49am

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is the reigning queen of time travel.

No happily-ever-aftering in Murdochland

By Muckety

November 24, 2013 at 11:34am

Rupert Murdoch is no Richard Harris.

Elmore Leonard’s impact on Hollywood

By Laurie Bennett

September 4, 2013 at 7:46am

Elmore Leonard, who died last month at 87, wrote one best-seller after another in his last decades.

Private investors underwrote ‘The Butler’

By Laurie Bennett

August 17, 2013 at 6:38am

“The Butler” reached movie screens this week not because a Hollywood studio saw its potential, but because a group of wealthy individuals did.

More summer blockbusters, more guns

By Muckety

August 2, 2013 at 10:44am

“2 Guns,” starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, opened this week.

Guy Fawkes unmasked

By Laurie Bennett

July 12, 2013 at 12:48pm

There’s an epic irony in the Guy Fawkes mask being worn by people protesting National Security Agency surveillance.

Welles tapes provide portrait of the artist as an old man

By Laurie Bennett

July 1, 2013 at 11:51am

For Orson Welles, as for many a wunderkind, early success became a burden with age.

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, again

By Laurie Bennett

June 27, 2013 at 6:20am

They’re perfect for each other, in a wild-eyed, painted-faced, bizarre sort of way.

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