Movies / TV

Around the Remote: Chuck Barney’sTV Picks for April 26-May 2

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Don’t Miss Last Days in Vietnam — The American Experience series brings this gripping, Oscar-nominated documentary to television. Directed by Rory Kennedy, the film marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Via powerful interviews and wrenching footage, it recalls how, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes helped 135,000 South Vietnamese citizens escape. 9 p.m. Tuesday, PBS. Other Bets Sunday: The …

Richard Corliss, 71, Was Longtime ‘Time’ Film Critic

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New York — Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said Friday. He was 71. “He conveyed nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies — and writing about them,” Time theater critic Richard Zoglin said in an online tribute to Corliss. “He was a perceptive, invaluable guide …

‘Adaline’ Is a Love Story for the Ages

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hollywood long ago ceded “love that stands the test of time” to the realm of science fiction and fantasy, so The Age of Adaline falls neatly into a genre that includes The Time Traveler’s Wife, About Time, and even Somewhere in Time. But building this film around all the willowy, world-weary grace that …

Movie Review: ‘Goodbye to Language 3D’ Speaks to a New Way of Seeing Cinema

Friday, February 20, 2015

Disclaimer: Do not let reviews, including this one, discourage you in any way from seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D. Yes, there is an air of forbidding obscurity to it, especially for anyone looking for more conventional …

‘Fifty Shades’ Of Green At Box Office

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Los Angeles — Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the box office and set Presidents Day weekend records, opening at No. 1 with an estimated $81.7 million through Sunday. Universal Pictures’ adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel is on track to pull in an estimated $90.7 million through the …

Around the Remote: TV Picks for Feb. 15-21

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Don’t Miss SNL 40th Anniversary Special — Party on, Garth! The sketch show that introduced us to so many future comedy stars and memorable catchphrases, celebrates four decades of hilarity. Many of the brightest Saturday Night Live alums are on the guest list, including Mike Myers, Tina Fey, …

‘Theory of Everything’ Returns Before Oscars

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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 …

O’Donnell to Quit ‘The View’

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When news blew up over the weekend that Rosie O’Donnell planned to quit The View — yes, again — it was reasonable to assume that the panelists, never ones to shy from “hot topics,” would, you know, at least mention it on Monday’s episode. But O’Donnell showed up …

Around the Remote: TV Picks for Feb. 8-14

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Don’t Miss The 57th Annual Grammy Awards — They don’t call it “music’s biggest night” for nothing. Once again, the Grammy stage will be graced by an eclectic lineup of bright stars, including Kanye West, who is set to deliver a solo performance as well as a collaborative …

New on DVD: ‘John Wick,’ ‘Dear White People’ Top DVD Releases

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Keanu Reeves’ comeback and a new twist on an old story are among new DVD releases this week. John Wick, Grade B: Keanu Reeves turns in one of his most intense performances playing the retired contract killer. Once he’s forced back to work, the only thing that can …

‘Seventh Son’ Tells a Mystical Tale

Saturday, February 7, 2015

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 …

‘Chasing Shackleton’: Documentary Follows Explorer’s Route to Safety

Friday, February 6, 2015

In 1914, the Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men sailed from England on the ship Endurance , bound for Antarctica. Their objective was to cross the continent on foot. But things began to go …

Skywalker In Winter: Mark Hamill Stays Quiet

Friday, February 6, 2015

Mark Hamill is guarded, a little hesitant to talk. “I want to be very careful here, because I have no interest in getting back in the spotlight,” he says. “I’m enjoying my ‘elderly recluse’ years.” He’s joking, of …