Earlier this year, we told you that the state's entire film-incentives budget was earmarked for a Hallmark Channel show called When Calls the Heart. But things have changed since then. According to film commissioner Donald Zuckerman, the producers of the show convinced Hallmark to buy more episodes ... More >>
I was down on 16th Street mall recently around lunch time, and I couldn't get over how many freaking people are down there these days. I used to work a few blocks from the mall -- of course this was eons ago when the streets were still lined with buggies and Washington was still in office -- and it ... More >>
Being a dad is tough, which is why, in honor of Father's Day, we're honoring the dads whose families have literally driven them to the brink of insanity (or further). Relax. It's only movie dads we're talking about here -- your dad probably won't go crazy and kill you this Sunday. Then again, as my ... More >>
"Let's all just acknowledge for a moment that: This. Is. Weird," John Oliver said last night, opening his first round of hosting The Daily Show for the summer. While Jon Stewart will be away for the next twelve weeks directing his debut film, Rosewater, the most celebrated comic to come out of The D ... More >>
Yep, we all know.The main argument for quitting smoking is that it's bad for you; indeed, the evidence is well documented. That's perhaps why a lot of people who don't smoke have a hard time understanding why smokers continue to smoke despite the risks -- and certainly plenty of those people ... More >>
If anyone needed further evidence that the tide of public opinion has turned firmly against smoking cigarettes, look no further than the mass freak-out that ensued when cancer-survivor Michael Douglas was recently spotted possibly smoking a cigarette. As an incorrigible smoker myself, I under ... More >>
Back on the shit?Every time I go to the doctor's office, it's the same old story: I show up on time for the appointment I've made in advance and then wait for two hours, during which they make sure I'm going to pay them and provide six-month-old gossip magazines for me to read. Then they tell ... More >>
David Fincher has made a name for himself by giving audiences cerebral stories with a penchant to wash out color as often as possible. His latest film was the universally applauded Social Network, but before he wowed the critics he won over the common people with some of the best films to eve ... More >>
The 68th Golden Globe Awards will be handed out this Sunday. It's a contractual obligation that all televised awards shows do not reward quality, and this will be no different; plenty of shitty movies will wind up being allowed to slap Golden Globe Winner on their DVD packaging. Of course, t ... More >>
Rush-hour traffic making you nuts? Blood pressure through the roof? Need a place to escape to keep from going Michael Douglas on everyone? The Walnut Room and Paul Riola have teamed up on a new concept to pull your race car out of the red. For the past year, Paul Riola, multi-instrumentalist ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
How do you transform Columbus Day? Ask Martin Luther King Jr.
This week's DVD releases has all three.
Leaping thugs in a single bound, our Brave leading lady takes back the night.
A catch-22 of an alias.
Back home in Holland, Paul Verhoeven uses his basic instincts to craft a slick Holocaust thriller.
You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome.
Mature Home Room provides insight into the aftermath of school shootings.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
The In-Laws remake is bigger and broader but not better.
An Aussie take on corporate mischief offers a good bad guy.
De Niro -- no surprise -- is the reason to like City by the Sea.
Liv Tyler makes the boys go crazy in One Night at McCool's.
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable war.
Although this past year wasn't a film blockbuster, it had some bright spots.
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero
Wonder Boys lets Michael Douglas get caught in the doldrums of middle age.