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Movies / TV

Dwayne Johnson Stars in ‘Hercules’

Monday, July 28, 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 or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted. America Co-written and -directed by Dartmouth graduate and conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza, …

Around the Remote: A World of Lies and Spies in A-Bomb Drama ‘Manhattan’

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Don’t Miss: Manhattan — This gripping and provocative new drama series is set in Los Alamos, N.M., against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. John Benjamin Hickey ( The Big C ) shines as a self-destructive physics professor who is recruited to help lead the Manhattan Project and finds himself living in a world where secrets …

Camp for Camerawork: Young Filmmakers Learn the Ropes Through CATV

Friday, July 25, 2014

On a sultry Tuesday morning in White River Junction, one teenage boy chased another teenage boy, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, at top speed down Main Street past the Hotel Coolidge, and rounded the corner into an alley. A few pedestrians watched bemused. Summer highjinks? A feud breaking into public view? …

‘The Railway Man’ Returns to WW2

Saturday, May 24, 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 …

Around the Remote: Reality Shows to Announce Contest Winners

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Don’t Miss Reality Competition Finales — All hail the victors! The broadcast TV season is winding down and you know what that means: It’s time to hand out prizes on several reality shows. The parade of champions begins with The Amazing Race (8 p.m. Sunday, CBS), which winds …

John Turturro’s ‘Fading Gigolo’ Features an Unlikely Escort

Saturday, May 17, 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 …

Young Director’s ‘Godzilla’ Remake Has Big Footprints to Fill

Friday, May 16, 2014

Los Angeles — Inside an editing bay on Warner Bros.’ Burbank lot, Gareth Edwards listened carefully to the sounds of war spool out from a cluster of speakers. The young director kept his eyes locked on a high-definition …

Fame Strikes Twice for Carmack

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nashville star Chris Carmack has a face that belongs on a billboard. Chiseled jaw, piercing blue eyes and just the right amount of stubble. It’s served him well over his years in the entertainment industry, though it has also presented him some challenges. Before you roll your eyes …

Around the Remote: ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Returns as Miniseries

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Don’t Miss Rosemary’s Baby — A strange way to celebrate Mother’s Day? This eerie two-part miniseries is not a remake of Roman Polanski’s classic thriller, but a fresh adaptation of the hellishly suspenseful 1967 novel by Ira Levin that shifts the setting from New York to Paris. It …

Drive-In Documentarian Seeks Fairlee Memories

Saturday, May 10, 2014

When he was growing up in Dayton, Ohio, filmmaker David Gewertz went to dusk to dawn showings of Planet of the Apes at his local suburban drive-in, an experience that made him fall in love with the great 1950s-1960s activity of watching movies from your car. Drive-ins are, …

A Taut, Engrossing ‘Locke’: Destination Unknown

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Birmingham construction manager and title character of Locke — who, from the sound of his accent, arrived in England by way of Wales — is leaving work on an otherwise ordinary night when, instead of turning left to go home, he turns right. After placing a call …

Godzilla Is Back, Bigger Than Ever

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards’ $160 million reboot of the classic monster, hasn’t even opened yet and already the movie is under attack. According to The Japan Times, diehard fans of the creature have taken to the Internet to …

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Spawns a New Version, and It’s a Horror

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Every mother has her horror stories. This Mother’s Day, TV’s out to top them. Even moms who hope to enjoy a Bloody Mary or two at Sunday brunch may blanch at the amount of fake blood spilled that evening, as NBC’s remake of Rosemary’s Baby moves to Paris. …