Wilmington on Movies: Fifty Shades of Grey Mine seems a minority view, though — among the first week’s general movie audiences ... Ah, we think (maybe), this is what contemporary romantic bestseller literary movies are all about! Showing beautiful people in beautiful surroundings doing ... 03/1/2015 - 11:11 am | View Link
Oscar Shorts in Theaters In this week’s Arts & Leisure, Charles Solomon writes about another of the animated shorts, the painterly entry “The Dam Keeper,” from two former Pixar art directors (Daisuke Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo) who formed their own studio. The animation ... 01/30/2015 - 7:09 am | View Link
Big Ticket | Mansion in the Making for $45 Million In this week’s section: Some New York City buildings are becoming more accommodating to the elderly. Also, more new condos are going up in Brooklyn, now in Bushwick. An imposing brick-and-limestone building that has stood guard at a historic corner of ... 09/12/2014 - 10:53 am | View Link
Counting Death in the Movies In last week’s Riff, Alexander Huls bemoans the death of death in Hollywood ... For characters that die and stay dead, the website Movie Body Counts keeps track of deaths in movies, not including those you can’t count directly. The FAQ page is clear ... 04/22/2014 - 5:31 am | View Link
The Princess Problem This week’s puzzle was suggested by Dave Penneys, a mathematics postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. The Princess Problem A princess lives in a row of seventeen adjacent rooms, each connected by a door to each room next to it. Each room also ... 01/27/2014 - 7:00 am | View Link
Culture and the Arts The ArtsBeat blog is devoted to culture news and reviews, and to the work and interests of the reporters and critics of The Times’s culture department and the Book ... 08/1/2015 - 2:43 pm | View Website
Movies One unusual sequence in the documentary “Listen to Me Marlon” shows a seemingly low-tech digital version of the actor Marlon Brando quoting “Macbeth.” 07/31/2015 - 6:05 pm | View Website
Norman Lear updated reporters this afternoon on reboot plans for his hit sitcoms One Day At A Time and Good Times.
Lear was at TCA to talk about his profile on PBS’s American Masters franchise, in which filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady were given unprecedented access to his work and personal archives to track his turbulent childhood through his record-setting TV successes and social activism.
Channing Tatum, long touted to star in the X-Men spinoff Gambit, closed his deal. Is that a story? The only qualification was that one outlet, hearing the same rumor as every other outlet, ran a big misleading headline saying Tatum would drop out of the film, though in the story got only as concrete as saying “something’s up” in his deal making.
Plan B's London riots-inspired directorial debut misses out on the opportunity to make a political statementIll Manors is a multi-stranded urban crime drama set in east London, the debut feature film from Ben Drew, otherwise known as singer-songwriter Plan B, and developed from his widely hailed song of the same name, all about the 2011 summer riots.