Movies / TV

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Dec. 14-20

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Don’t Miss: Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 — Apparently, Walters isn’t quite done with TV just yet. After “retiring” from on-camera work in May, the 85-year-old journalist returns with the 20th edition of her perennially high-rated special. The guest list includes Taylor Swift, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson and Oprah Winfrey. 9 p.m. Sunday, ABC. Other Bets Sunday: In White House Christmas 2014, …

Jackson Leaves Middle Earth Behind With Final ‘Hobbit’ Film

Saturday, December 13, 2014

London — After a long and eventful journey, The Hobbit trilogy has reached its bloody climax. Not a minute too soon for director Peter Jackson, who has been longing to unleash mayhem on Middle Earth. “It’s the first time we’ve got to kill dwarves,” said the director, his enthusiasm for death and destruction …

A White Christmas Movie

Friday, December 12, 2014

Los Angeles — Put “ancient Egyptian people” into a Google image search, and none of the resulting photos resemble Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton, stars of Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. The director inflamed calls for a boycott of the film with his comments that he couldn’t have made such …

Around the Remote: Television picks for Nov. 9-15

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Don’t Miss NBC’s three-way crossover: It’s November sweeps, and that means it’s time for some wild TV tricks. Get ready to witness the harmonic convergence of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Law & Order: SVU. The shows, all produced by Dick Wolf, will share a story line about …

Dark Movies Linger Like a Halloween Hangover

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

Capsule Reviews: ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ Is a Formulaic Thriller, With Stars

Monday, November 3, 2014

R atings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Nov. 2-8

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Don’t Miss Olive Kitteridge — The stern, judgmental title character at the heart of this two-night miniseries isn’t the most likable woman you’ll ever meet. But as played by Oscar winner Frances McDormand, she makes for a compelling character study. Based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Olive …

‘Mockumentary’ Pioneer L.M. Kit Carson Dead at 73

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dallas — L.M. Kit Carson, the Irving, Texas,-raised filmmaker who invented the mockumentary, wrote and starred in acclaimed films, co-founded the USA Film Festival and helped launch director Wes Anderson’s directorial career, has died at the age of 73. As South by Southwest and Texas Hall of Fame …

Cinematographer to Give Talk in Hanover

Friday, October 31, 2014

It’s relatively rare that a major Hollywood talent comes to the Upper Valley to talk about his work, but moviegoers have the chance to hear leading cinematographer John Bailey talk about the art of shooting movies as part …

Naomi Watts Tests Comedy’s Warmer Roles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hempstead Gardens, n.y. — Dressed in an oversized night shirt, Naomi Watts moved stealthily across the darkened suburban house where she was shooting her new movie, stepping toward a couch where a teenage actor playing her son lay …

The Measure of a Writer

Friday, October 31, 2014

In December 1935, Budd Schulberg, a Dartmouth College junior and editor-in-chief of the daily paper The Dartmouth , traveled from Hanover some 60 miles west to Proctor, Vt., near Rutland, to report on a strike by men who …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Don’t Miss Death Comes to Pemberley — So much for the happily-ever-after that Jane Austen gave us in Pride and Prejudice. In P.D. James’ enticing mash-up of period drama and whodunit, Mr. Darcy (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Anna Maxwell) are six years into their marriage when a murder …

‘Maze Runner’ Meant to Launch Series

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …