| Mar 11, 2008
| 11:54 AM
OK, boys and girls, including all you chiffon-wearing princesses -- it's time to go to your rooms and close your eyes and dream of whatever it is little darlings dream about these days.
They gone? Good.
Fellow adults, we're going to spend some time...
| Apr 30, 2009
Long before the tiny, talking heads of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" yammered their brainy commentary over well-worn sci-fi films, there was the benshi.
During the heyday of silent films, Japanese audiences flocked to see the latest imports from the...
| Jan 23, 2009
Forget boy meets girl, boy loses girl, etc. Knight finds holy relic, knight hides holy relic, modern archaeologist/art historian/guy on the street races Dark Forces to get holy relic --that's the way to go these days. Think "The Da Vinci Code," “...
| Feb 1, 2009
Al Alvarez: "The Biggest Game in Town" (Picador)
Back in the early 1970s, Al Alvarez wrote "The Savage God," a study of suicide which contributed in no small part to the mythology that came to surround his friend, the great poet Sylvia Plath. A poet...
| Feb 15, 2009
The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession
in the Amazon
Doubleday: 352 pp., $27.50
For each summit reached or Machu Picchu-like discovery, the history of exploration marks more deaths and failures than can be counted, armies of men...
| Aug 14, 2008
GEORGE LUCAS, looking overheated under the midday sun, gamely worked the red carpet last Sunday at the world premiere of the latest cinematic installment to his space saga, " Star Wars: The Clone Wars." At one point, Lucas was photographed with one of his...
| Sep 19, 2008
Amid the congested pantheon of romantic male leads, one would be hard-pressed to find a more improbable candidate than Ricky Gervais. I mean, can we talk? Even if one could somehow exorcise images of David Brent, the gaseous desk jockey immortalized by...
| Oct 3, 2008
| 12:26 PM
| Apr 4, 2008
Universal Pictures' "Leatherheads," the George Clooney-Renee Zellweger movie about the nascent days of professional football, tries to re-create the madcap flair of 1930s-era screwball comedies.
Walden Media and 20th Century Fox's "Nim's Island,"...
| Apr 17, 2008
HE speeds into battle in a fiery flash, laying waste to all challengers. That's not just "Iron Man" but the film's likely box-office outcome too.
From a surprise sneak peek at July's Comic-Con convention through its teaser trailer launch in October and...
| Apr 21, 2008
| 11:38 AM