| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The following On Demand/DVD new releases are available this week: Hotel Transylvania: In this spirited animated adventure, Dracula runs a resort where monsters can get away from those pesky humans. But once his daughter decides she wants to explore the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:05 AM
My brother is 22 years old and mentally ill with social anxiety on the scale of agoraphobia (officially diagnosed). He's made significant progress in the past few years, but he's stuck on the fact that he's a virgin and is convinced that he's not going to...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:12 AM
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The persistent irony of the Film Independent Spirit Awards is that as much as they're positioned as the DIY antidote to the Academy Awards, the indie film with the most Oscars recognition almost invariably reaps the greatest...
| Feb 16, 2013
After I pointed out that the Goodman Theatre production of Christopher Shinn's "Teddy Ferrara" contains a goodly amount of onstage groping, poking and unbuttoning, a fevered member of the Twitterati made a rather stinging observation.
"Chris Jones," the...
| Jan 7, 2013
This Thursday brings my annual morning of being excited and nervous and telling myself I won’t yell at the TV. And then doing it anyway.
That’s right, it’s the Oscar nominations, for a change announced before the Golden Globes, not...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Helen Hunt largely had been off the movie radar for a while when this drama brought attention to her again in a very big way. In part, that was due to her role here ... a sex surrogate hired by a poet (John Hawkes, as the real-life Mark O'Brien) who has...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Jodie Foster's winding, emotional acceptance speech upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes was one of the show's standout moments. The six-and-a-half-minute oration, in which Foster addressed her sexuality, her...
| Jan 8, 2013
No matter who wins or loses Sunday, the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony obviously will be awesome because Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting. Really: That should be enough to make even the most awards show-averse movie/TV fans tune in.
Yes, there will...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Given that it's based on the true story of a man with polio who spends most of his time in an iron lung, “The Sessions” is not as painfully heavy-handed as it might sound. And given that it's about this man's nervous attempts to lose his...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 12:32 AM
Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Lincoln” was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, yesterday morning. Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked, 19th century-set revenge picture “Django...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:30 PM