September 3, 2012 |
One thing you can say about Sunday night's season finale to "Breaking Bad. " That was different. Read no further if you don't want to know what happened in the fleeting seconds of "Gliding Over All. " Or rather, what didn't happen. No one got half their face blown off. No planes exploded in mid-air. No one choked on vomit and no one stood by letting young love die. In short, for once, the waning moments of a "Breaking Bad" season finale did not add to the show's body count.
August 1, 2012 |
Are Taylor Swift and Robert F. Kennedy's grandson Conor Kennedy dating? Paparazzi photos make a compelling argument: The “Eyes Open” singer, clad in a peach sundress, strolled through the Cape Cod town of Hyannis Port, Mass., over the weekend holding hands with Kennedy, who turned 18 last week. The pair mingled at a house party and ate at a local pizzeria, the New York Daily News reported. “He found her a seat. It was very sweet,” a source told the paper. “She was laughing and talked with a lot of little kids.” To make this “ Love Story ” sweeter, the pair relaxed with family, including matriarch Ethel Kennedy, and attended a church service together Sunday morning.
June 15, 2012 |
Sexy rebel Emilia (Natalia Galgani) wears a Ramones T-shirt when she and Julio (Diego Noguera) first make love, while he's got a square of pale skin on his otherwise tanned chest from accidentally sunbathing with an open Proust novel. In Chilean writer-director Cristián Jiménez's odd, wistful "Bonsái" this youthful romance steeped in clingy passion and literature read aloud is offset - in alternating segments - by events eight years later: Julio is now in a convenient fling with a neighbor, convincing her the handwritten novel he's secretly been working on about that lost love is the new book by a great author who's hired him to type it out. The stunted, artfully designed show-plant of the title enters the story a little too conveniently as a metaphor for Julio's struggle to bring narrative shape to his own life (the film is based on a novel by Alejandro Zambra)
February 14, 2012 |
The Valentine's Day Google Doodle is pure sweetness. A one-minute animation, drawn with childlike innocence, it depicts a little boy trying to figure out what to get for his heart's desire - a little girl who jumps rope. He buys her flowers, and chocolates (via Google, of course), but she pays no attention. He tries clothes, and balloons, a pie and a television, a top hat, an old-fashioned submarine helmet, and still she continues to jump rope, oblivious to his overtures. As a last-ditch effort he walks over to her with his own jump rope clutched in his hands and starts to jump rope alongside her. And then -- she stops jumping.
April 7, 2011 |
The most telling moment in "Come to the Edge," Christina Haag's memoir of her love affair with John F. Kennedy Jr., comes after his death in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard. There are two memorial services, one for dignitaries and family, the other for Kennedy's friends. Haag, no longer his girlfriend after a drawn-out breakup nine years earlier, attends the latter. Of all the words that are shared at the informal service, Haag remembers Christiane Amanpour's the best. Amanpour was a foreign correspondent for CNN at the time, and a former roommate of Kennedy and Haag's when they lived together as friends in a rambling Victorian house in Providence while attending Brown.
August 28, 2009 |
Andreas Dresen's daring, uncompromising and wholly compelling German film "Cloud 9" stars Ursula Werner as Inge, a plump, 67-year-old seamstress who works at the home she shares with Werner (Horst Rehberg), her husband of 30 years. On impulse, she decides to deliver personally a pair of pants she has altered for 76-year-old Karl (Horst Westphal) instead of letting him come to pick them up. No sooner does he open his front door than he and Inge are overcome with mutual attraction. Dresen has said that he wanted to tell this love story as if the people were young, which means there are candid depictions of sex and nudity.