'In the case of Phoenix House, many HBO films do focus on addiction. We have all seen many young people succumb to peer pressure to try substances to escape reality. The need for escape seems great right now. '
Diane Keaton's presence was felt on Long Island's east end the day before her new movie And So It Goes premiered at Guild Hall last Sunday: she had a ...
Screw the social bias. Everyone should date whomever they want.
Remember, there's a high probability that if you have been sexually active, you have or have had HPV. Get screened, prevent transmission of the virus with barrier protection, support your immune system and consider vaccinations for your kids or if you are in the appropriate age range.
Hollywood's own Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones announced their separation this week. Since then, rumors have been swirling over whether or not it is true, and how far they might take it.
The Red franchise (for this is number two) is an adaptation of a D.C. Comics product. And yes, on the surface, it does the usual fast-paced, guns-fighting-martial-arts and multiple locations type show. Which is no bad thing.
Apropos of nothing, here's one of those chicken/egg quandaries: Which is more unnecessary: a sequel or a remake? They're often the same thing.
The idea that a heart attack is "natural" for a man of only 51 is a dangerous fallacy that medicine has tried very hard to dispel. A heart attack is a disease state caused by specific circumstances, and it needs to -- and can -- be prevented.
As we watch how Ms. Zeta-Jones manages her illness, there may be much to learn from someone so talented -- so successful, and yet ill -- about how to not let bipolar disorder, or any mental or addictive disease, derail or destroy a life or a family.
It's very nice that Oscars made a special tribute to movie musicals. The only problem is that not a single one of the musicals honored (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Les Miz) was ever eligible for Oscar's own category of "Best Original Musical."
Film: Side Effects (2013) Cast includes: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jude Law (Enemy at the Gates), Ca...
I ask both men if there's a common occurrence of any sort of behavior-altering drug pushing anyone over a moral limit. "Alcohol," says Mr. Burns. But what about murder? "Alcohol," repeats Mr. Burns with a bit of a laugh.
Dear Steven Soderbergh: Please don't stop making movies. Your name is high on the list of filmmakers whose careers I'm thankful have coincided with my career as a movie critic. And Side Effects is further proof that you are at the height of your powers as a filmmaker.
See the film if you want to solve the riddle or skip it if it is all too familiar to you after seeing your share of Sidney Lumet films which deal with the same theme, but with greater skill.
Allen Hughes' Broken City has the bones and perhaps even the DNA of a better, darker and more interesting film. It isn't awful, just kind of pale and predictable.
Gerard Butler makes the worst choices of film roles. Has he had anything close to a hit since he starred in 300? The answer is no. He has parlayed that one success into a Hollywood career. And he is still making likeable losers such as his latest Playing for Keeps.