March 6, 2009 |
Love affairs with married men are always messy, entangling more people in the web of fictions than you'd ever imagine. When the man in question is President Kennedy, circa 1963, the Cuban missile crisis under his belt and reelection in his sights, well, things are just bound to get seriously complicated.
April 15, 2000
The handsome drifter. The small-town beauty. CBS offers a remake of William Inge's 1953 play "Picnic," featuring Gretchen Mol and Josh Brolin.
October 13, 2000 |
If you want to stretch as an artist, it'll probably be easier if you have never achieved fame in a long-running sitcom. Jason Alexander may have been feeling this burden fromthe time he set out to direct "Just Looking." There have been--and doubtless will be--many moviegoers smirking at the very notion of "Seinfeld's" wormy sociopath George Costanza directing a feature film.
May 28, 1999 |
If looks were everything, "The Thirteenth Floor," a sleek time-travel mystery that offers a rich and accurate re-creation of 1937 L.A., would have it made. But for all the soaring visual splendor of its past, present and future, it's hobbled by a murky plot that proves to be not all that original once it starts unraveling.
September 23, 2013 |
Seeking to expand his ill-gotten wealth, gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) gravitates to sunny/rainy Florida like a moth to a flame in “Acres of Diamonds,” Episode 39 of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” First Nucky endures coconut drinks and a syrupy sales pitch from transplanted bootlegger Bill McCoy (Pearce Bunting), the middleman in a Tampa real estate deal. Then Bill introduces Nucky to August Tucker (Andrew Howard), a redneck land baron who runs the local rackets. Turns out Bill owes August big bucks for a Scotch shipment seized by the authorities, but all is forgiven if Nucky invests in the questionable land scheme.
September 26, 2006 |
"The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" (Universal, $30), the third installment in the popular boys-and-their-cars franchise, is a guilty pleasure. Justin Lin ("Better Luck Tomorrow") is the latest director to take the driver's seat, and former child actor Lucas Black ("Sling Blade") replaces Paul Walker as the speed-happy protagonist. Extras include mini-documentaries on the actors' learning how to drift and the trials and tribulations of filming in Tokyo.