| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Andy Griffith, what a man. The news of his death, at age 86, brings back powerful memories of “The Andy Griffith Show.” The CBS comedy, which ran from 1960 to 1968, transcends mere nostalgia. The comedy was art, the lives poignantly rendered....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
| May 23, 2010
| 7:54 AM
The movie success of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" got television networks thinking in Indiana Jones terms, and this early-1980s ABC adventure was part of that wave. A pre-"7th Heaven" Stephen Collins stars as Jake Cutter, a pilot in the World War II-era...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 3:02 PM
MATLOCK GUEST STARS
Dick Van Dyke, Piper Laurie
EPISODES 8606, 8607
Jose Ferrer, Joe Penny, William Conrad
Roddy McDowall, Craig Claiborne
| Mar 23, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Several TV networks are paying tribute to the wonderful film icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at the age of 79. The actress starred in 55 movies and 16 TV productions in her long career. She was nominated for five Oscars and won twice, for...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 10:09 AM
SO YOU KNOW
Elizabeth Taylor’s star blazed brightly in Danville during the summer of 1956, when she came to town with fellow stars Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin and Rod Taylor for the filming of the Civil War epic “Raintree...
| Aug 19, 2011
Walking in to the press screening, I overheard somebody sarcastically say “Oh boy, another movie in 3-D.”
I turned around and added, “Oh boy, another remake.”
If you’re going to take the 1985 cult classic and revamp it,...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Wallace "Wally" Henry Coberg, a theatrical designer and filmmaker who was at work on a new Edgar Allan Poe documentary, died of an apparent heart attack Nov. 18 at his Bolton Hill home. He was 63.
Born in New York City, he lived in Edison, N.J., and...
| Dec 27, 2007
Alex Etel was the precious star of Danny Boyle's adorable children-find-money fantasy Millions.
In the three years since that came out, he has heard that word "precocious" a lot. Along with mentions of his adorable freckles. Both turn up often in reviews...