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'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Is Up And Running Again

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Attention all sequels coming out in 2015: Don't even try to be clever with your titles. "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" already has you beat. ...

Zaki's Review: Godzilla (2014)

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

To its credit, the film does its level best to fix some of the Sony version's most egregious flaws. For one, there's no try at reinventing the wheel with how this most iconic of movie monsters looks. This is unmistakably the same Godzilla that several generations of viewers have come of age with over the past 60 (!!) years.

Curses! Foiled Again!

George Heymont | Posted 03.13.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

From The Mummy's Curse to The Curse of the Werewolf, from the tale of King Midas to the legend of Sleeping Beauty, literature is filled with curses.

Richard Gere Checks Into 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful is open for business again, and this time it will feature a few new guests. Richard Gere,...

Exquisite Performances Highlight One-Person Shows in SF, Berkeley

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Two plays, two consecutive nights, two explorations of Jewish experience, two virtuoso performances in which one actor fills many roles: Together they offer proof that the art of storytelling is not only alive but very healthy in the age of Apple, Android and Netflix.

Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Al Jazeera America and the Future of News

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...

Happiness Depending on Marriage? A Feminist Response to Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens in The Heiress

Carey Purcell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Jessica Chastain's ascent up the onstage staircase in the final scene of The Heiressis an inspiring moment in a play that is nothing but thought-provoking and timely -- unsettlingly so.

Theater: Annie Still Plucky; The Heiress Still Plain

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

The reason this Annie is merely pleasant instead of joyful is the creative team led by generally dependable director James Lapine. The show has no momentum.

Review: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln Is Mostly Engrossing, Richly Moral Political Drama

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As a look into how politics worked in the mid-1800s, and of course how it still works today, Lincoln is surprisingly funny and endlessly compelling. But the need to create a defining portrait of our sixteenth president creates both needlessly solemn subplots and some narrative repetition that prevents true greatness.

ReThink Review: Lincoln - The Perfect Film for the Post-Election Hangover?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Lincoln may be what America needs right now to remind us what politics, for all its messy, dispiriting ugliness, can and should be about -- doing the right, moral thing to better us all.

Movie Review: Lincoln

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Don't know much about history -- but you don't have to in order to be captivated by Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

The Heiress Inherits a Natural Beauty

Zach Udko | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
Zach Udko

Asking an audience to believe that Chastain could stroll through Washington Square Park without attracting the eye of a single bachelor requires a highly active imagination.

First Nighter: Jessica Chastain as 'The Heiress' -- or Not

David Finkle | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

It's as simple as this: If you've got a play called The Heiress, it's absolutely obligatory that whoever assumes the eponymous role is utterly persuasive. Unfortunately, that's not the case at the Walter Kerr.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Good Night, and Good Luck's David Strathairn

Dan Persons | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Released at a time when America's faith in journalism was undergoing serious turmoil, George Clooney's drama Good Night, and Good Luck was a stirring reminder of the importance of the institution.

Tom Berenger Wins Best Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Emmy

Posted 09.23.2012 | TV

Tom Berenger took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for "Hatfields & McCoys" at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. ...

Who's Guest Starring On Season 2 Of 'Alphas'?

Posted 07.06.2012 | TV

The original "Alphas" have some competition: A slew of new guest stars are headed to the Syfy series. With numerous TV and film credits under thei...

WATCH: Another Actor Fights The Keystone XL Pipeline, Invites People To Protest

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

Actor David Strathairn, nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of journalist Edward R. Murrow in "Good Night, and Good Luck," released a vid...

HuffPost Review: The Whistleblower

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a true story, The Whistleblower is dark, grim and harrowing. It tells the tale of Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a Nebraska cop looking to make some big dough so she can afford to follow her children.

Who Will Win The Golden Globe For Best Supporting Actor, Television?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sometimes, the supporting cast can be the true stars. Eric Stonestreet and David Strathairn look to be the favorites in this crucial category -- the...

HuffPost Review: The Tempest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Julie Taymor is a visual artist who uses film and theater as her medium. But no matter how you parse his work, William Shakespeare is about the words....

HuffPost Review: Howl

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Howl is a gutsy, inventive film about an important moment. It's not for everyone but should please those who are open to the chances it takes.

Review: "Howl" (2010)

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

With any luck, later this year audiences everywhere will get to see Howl, a brilliant film by Academy-Award winning documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

Live from Sundance Film Festival: Day 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

They want to rebrand - or perhaps reboot - the Sundance Film Festival this year. Which is why, when you sit in one of the theaters waiting for a film ...

Temple Grandin: The HBO Movie Starring Claire Danes

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Temple Grandin, a world-renowned designer of livestock handling facilities and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is arguably the world's most famous person with autism.

Mighty Movie Podcast: A Brisk Trade in Paul Giamatti: Sophie Barthes on Cold Souls

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Barthes was willing to give us some insight into her definition of soul and what it's like dealing with actors raised in the land of Stanislavski.