For most of Sunday night’s ceremony, the Tony Awards were brisk, entertaining and accessible to even the non-theater geeks in the audience — the Sunday Times story aside, theater geeks have not inherited the earth just yet. Too bad then that by the end — when the big awards were handed out — the wheels Read More
Enron, the hit London import that opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre, is a surprising and remarkable creation: It’s a two-and-a-half-hour lecture on business history, and it’s utterly thrilling.
Credit for this feat of alchemy goes primarily to second-time playwright Lucy Prebble, and her director, Rupert Goold, artistic director of London’s Headlong Theatre, which Read More
And you thought last weekend was bad! Martin Luther King weekend brings two more craptastic feature films, but since there is nothing else out in theaters—unless you’re really itching for another dose of Avatar—they might end up being box office hits (see: Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which came out on this weekend last year). As Read More
The Book of Eli
Running time 118 minutes
Written by Gary Whitta
Directed by Albert and Allen Hughes
Starring Denzel Washington,
Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis
Until the final 15 minutes of the apocalyptic sci-fi thriller The Book of Eli, when so many weird circumstances and unexplained narrative arcs come together Read More
Welcome back, Sandra Bullock! The Proposal accepted $34.1 million in ticket sales, giving America’s Sweetheart the No. 1 movie at the box office, and simultaneously knocking The Hangover into second place. The celebration wasn’t as joyous for Year One though, as the prehistoric comedy landed in a disappointing fourth with a Read More
Hollywood is officially on a bender. For a second straight week, The Hangover narrowly topped Pixar’s Up to earn the number one spot at the box office, grossing an astonishing $33.4 million in the process. Among the new releases, it was a tale of have and have not: The Taking of Read More
With June Gloom in full swing (apparently it’s not just for California anymore!), perhaps it might be best to spend the weekend watching some movies. Three titles hit theaters today, and, as usual, there is something for everyone. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
Taking of Read More
A funny thing happened on the way to the funeral being held for Tom Cruise’s career … Valkyrie became a hit. Well, maybe calling it a "hit" is a bit too much. But still, the film, which was dragged through the muck for the better part of a year, grossed a respectable $153 Read More
Last week, members of President-elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural Committee announced that they had chosen HBO to televise the opening ceremony of the inauguration, which will take place at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Today, HBO announced its lineup for the ceremony—dubbed "We Are One: Read More
It’s 2 AM and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully-lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
Need a movie to keep you Read More