"Foxcatcher," Bennett Miller's fact-based drama set against the world of Olympic wrestling, has pinned down a Nov. 14 release date, a clear indication Sony Pictures Classics is positioning the film as an awards-season contender.
Talking to John Lithgow and Alfred Molina is like stepping into the middle of an old Monty Python sketch, with just the right touch of literate loopiness.
?Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? ruled the box office for the second week and ?Guardians of the Galaxy? was runner-up in its third week, leaving three very different new films ? ?Let?s Be Cops,? ?The Expendables 3? and ?The Giver? ? fighting for the remaining spots in the top five.
Lawmakers, having cured all else that ails us, have now turned their high beams on this Dodgers TV standoff. I suspect relief is just years away. Not that we don't applaud their efforts this week. First, they called on the Federal Communications Commission to nudge the parties toward a deal. Next, lawmakers called for binding arbitration. Time Warner Cable is seeking $4 to $5 a customer per month for Dodgers coverage, with the price rising annually. By nature a futurist, by default an optimist, I support these Hail Mary attempts to prod the process along. Yet, you probably realize this isn't about something as simple as the monthly price. It's about cable and satellite...