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Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wrapping up

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I counted no fewer than a half-dozen films being touted by different bloggers as "the best film of the year" before I even arrived in Canada. A couple of those turned out to be far less impressive than the hype would have you believe.

The Top 10 Best Celebrity Baby Names of 2015 (so far)

Mallory Moss | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Mallory Moss

Well, it's nearly six months into the new year and we already have seen some wonderful (and less than wonderful) baby names from top celebrities world-wide. Below, Mallory Moss, co-founder of, lists the most recent contenders for best baby names of 2015.

Atwitter With Dan Stevens: House of SpeakEasy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Are there any thespians in the house?" asked Simon Doonan at City Winery for the second annual House of SpeakEasy gala on Wednesday night, looking for sympathy.

Maureen Ryan

'Fortitude' Builds A Fine Crime Story Set In The Frosty Arctic | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

It's easy to give you an idea of what "Fortitude" is like and whether you might like it, because it's not hard to find good shows that are pretty simi...

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1. Enough Already!

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

The costumes and sets are inventive, but, again, bleak and lacking in any color. And while, granted, this is not a remake of The Sound of Music, I longed for relief from the extended suffering.

An Interview With Food-Obsessed Stanley Tucci

Steven Raichlen | Posted 12.17.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The actor wooed the new love of his life (now his wife) by spit-roasting a twenty-six pound suckling pig for her.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.

Is 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Worth Your Money?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is such a big movie that it actually starts with the extinction of the dinosaurs. After that, things jump ahead to o...

Quiz: Who Is Your Celebrity Foodie Twin?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.11.2014 | Taste

Are you more Gwyneth or Aziz?

How Rob Minkoff Turned 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Into the Original 'Modern Family'

Jim Hill | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's ironic that Mr. Peabody & Sherman has a sequence involving the Trojan horse. Because according to the director of this production, this animated feature is actually something of a Trojan horse in and of itself.

Taking on Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve Is One Tough Cookie Who Doesn't Crumble

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Alice Eve doesn't own an Academy Award -- yet. But the striking British beauty who stood out in frothy romantic comedies such as She's Out of My League, Starter for Ten and The Decoy Bride, has shown that potential after pushing the lightweight fare aside to take on meatier roles with emotional heft.

Popcorn Preview: Some Velvet Morning

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Some Velvet Morning (2013) Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) Writer/Director: Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, ...

Stanley Tucci, Anne Tatlock, and Michael D. Eisner Honored for Their Contributions to Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Two benefits this week featured a back stage glimpse into how theater is made: on Sunday night, Stanley Tucci, along with Anne Tatlock, was honored at...

Mike Ryan

'Catching Fire' Is A Huge Improvement On 'The Hunger Games' | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.14.2013 | Entertainment

It’s kind of remarkable how entertaining “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” turns out to be, especially once you take into account just how many ...

Movie Review: The Fifth Estate

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In The Fifth Estate, Condon and writer Josh Singer, working from a couple of books by participants in the Wikileaks story, retell the tale of Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

The Best New Celebrity Cookbooks

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.30.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Learn from the stars.

Popcorn Preview: The Company You Keep

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Company You Keep (2012) Cast includes: Robert Redford (Spy Game), Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Julie Christie (Finding Neverland), Susan Sar...

Movie Review: The Company You Keep

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While The Company You Keep can't sustain itself as the kind of thriller it's being pitched as, it's still a thoughtful, provocative story about the continuing battle between idealism and cynicism.

Swapping Emma For Emily

Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

Upcoming film "Your Voice in My Head" went from being a "Harry Potter" reunion with the expected collaboration of "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson a...

ReThink Review: Jack the Giant Slayer -- Bomb Scare

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Director Bryan Singer delivered an exciting and entertaining movie with good performances, despite the fact that no one was calling for Jack and the Beanstalk -- or really any fairy tale, for that matter -- to be made into a movie.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Jack the Giant Slayer

Dan Persons | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Once again, America has taken a look at the latest revisionist fairy tale and sighed a collective, "Why?" Jack the Giant Slayer flopped at the box-office in its opening weekend, despite a mammoth budget and attractive leads.

'Jack The Giant Slayer' Is Better Than You Think

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

As a service, we answered every question you could possibly have about Jack the Giant Slayer.

Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A roiling visual extrusion rendered from computer-generated imagery, Jack the Giant Slayer makes you long for the days of Ray Harryhausen.

Mike Ryan

The Most Important Twitter Account Right Now | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment

It has been five years since Bryan Singer's last directorial effort, "Valkyrie." That film -- a modest success at the domestic box office (and an even...

In The Kitchen With Stanley Tucci

Posted 10.12.2012 | Fifty

With roles in such foodie movies as "Julie and Julia" and 1996's "Big Night," it's no surprise Stanley Tucci would transfer his love of food from film...