The rise to wealth and prominence of Brinkley, who in the 1920s developed a therapy that could return impotent men to their youthful vigor, is the subject of a smart, funny and sobering documentary. “Nuts!” opens July 1 in Kansas City.
Classical music, opera and tours of art exhibits all are shown at the Westport movie house. Coming up: Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” a Berlin Philharmonic concert and “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse.” In August, “Werther,” starring Joyce DiDonato, will be screened.
Bill Pullman’s part wasn’t big in the 1996 original but his big speech was memorable. He returns for the sequel as the former president growing paranoid about a new alien attack. “Independence Day: Resurgence” opens Friday but wasn’t screened for critics.
Three men were arrested Tuesday on charges that they cheated investors who thought they were contributing over $12 million to produce major films, only to discover their money went to other projects and to pay personal expenses, officials said.
A California high school chemistry teacher has appeared in court on accusations that he posed as a teenage girl online using an adult film actress' photos to lure teen boys into sending him sexually explicit pictures and video.
Steven Spielberg's "The BFG," which debuted last month at Cannes and comes to theaters July 1, is an appropriately big adaptation of a characteristically strange Roald Dahl story, first published in 1982, about an orphan girl (played by the very-Dahlish sounding Ruby Barnhill) scooped up and taken away in the dead of night by a big friendly giant.
Nostalgia is a polar kind of thing. Those of us who get it really get it. Those who don't spend much of their time haranguing the first group, wondering why we continue to hang on to the gift card from the TCBY in our college town when we haven't been back there in years, and who ate TCBY after 1997 anyway?
It makes sense that the sensibilities of Steven Spielberg and Roald Dahl would someday collide, as they do in Spielberg's adaptation of Dahl's "The BFG." Both artists often tell stories about misunderstood children finding connections with misunderstood, fantastical, alien creatures. They have a knack for drawing out the dark and maudlin aspects of childhood, the loneliness and isolation, as well as the capacity for wonder and amazement, the sheer possibility of anything and everything. That dreamy wonderment is the best part of the filmed "The BFG," a slow haze that creeps over you unsuspected.
Officials say two hikers rescued after failing to return on time from a trip into the Alaska wilderness are the latest to be saved after trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild."
Israeli director Eran Kolirin shook up the 2007 Cannes Film Festival with "The Band's Visit," a movie that earned some of the best reviews of the year by examining the intercultural lives of everyday Egyptians and Israelis. The film was so intercultural, in fact, that its mix of Arabic, Hebrew and English languages disqualified it, controversially, from foreign-language consideration at the Oscars.
It started years ago as a home movie with a friend telling stories of his roller coaster life as a writer/director of subversive comedies and bloody psychological thrillers. Co-directors Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") and Jake Paltrow ("The Good Night") kept their cameras rolling meeting after meeting, detailing virtually every phase of Brian De Palma's creative history in chronological order.