More than most movies, romantic dramas are defined by point of view. Are we seeing the film through the lens of a man or woman? The jilted or the jilter? Or does a filmmaker seek to avoid specific vantage points entirely, keeping us at arm's length?
Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Our second of 16 #PaperChiefs action figures came out Friday in the Chiefs Extra section of The Star's print edition. Tweet your photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to email@example.com for a chance to win a TV (winner will be selected Thursday, Sept. 18th), plus other prizes. Check out our photo gallery:
"Love is Strange" is a sweet, random little nothing that pairs up John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a longtime couple whose lives change, for the worse, when they finally get married after gay marriage becomes legal in New York.
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.
We're heading into Oscar-bait season for Hollywood, when the biggest movies tend to suck up all the oxygen. Just as worthy are the offerings from the art house scene, which reliably features smaller films - indie features, classic films and documentaries - that may lack studio marketing muscle but can be just as worth your time. A quick sampling of what's on offer.
A central Pennsylvania building that until recently housed a century-old grocery store featured in the Harrison Ford movie "Witness" will become the new home of a wholesale distributor of hardware and dry goods.
The new film "The Keeping Room" opens with a quotation from Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who declares, "War is cruelty ... the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over." The story confirms the idea by opening with violent, disturbing depictions of humans acting inhumanely to others, but then proceeds to defy it by showing its main characters rising to the challenges of extraordinary situations to show their best selves.