‘Listen to Me Marlon’ Doc Takes Us Into the Heart and Soul of Marlon Brando

A still of Marlon Brando in “Listen to Me Marlon” The fascinating documentary, “Listen to Me Marlon,” is an amalgamation of private audiotapes recorded by Brando himself, along with never before seen home movies and photos, archival interviews, and clips from his films. It’s a well-rounded portrait, in which Brando psychoanalyzes his own shortcomings, talks about his childhood, and discusses his feelings about his films, acting, and fame. Who was Marlon Brando? ...more

New Movies This Week: Vacation, MI5: Rogue Nation

This week at the movies, the “Vacation” franchise gets an update, and Tom Cruise goes rogue in a new “Mission Impossible” movie. Limited release new movies include “Listen to Me Marlon,” “The Young and Prodigious Spivet,” “Jenny’s Wedding,” “The End of the Tour,” “A LEGO Brickumentary,” “Best of Enemies,” and “I Am Chris Farley.” Let’s take a closer look at the wide releases. VACATION R for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity | In Theaters 7/29 | Ok for Kids 17+ | New Line, Warner Bros ....more

Dear GH: We Need to Talk – Luke’s Goodbyes Are Breaking My Heart

Oh, GH, you’re trying to break my heart. Luke is heading out into the sunset after tearful goodbyes with many people (but curiously not all – does Laura not get to say goodbye? Or Carly? ...more

Interview: Nigel Lythgoe Talks 10 Years of ‘So You Think You Can Dance!’

Nigel Lythgoe As a former dancer and dance teacher, my favorite show on television is “So You Think You Can Dance.” So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to participate in a press conference call with Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer and head judge on the show. On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, this program, which showcases the best of the best young dancers and choreographers in the country, celebrated its ten-year anniversary with an hour-long special. Editing ten years into an hour was no mean feat ....more

Movie Review: ‘The Outrageous Sophie Tucker’ Documentary

Sophie Tucker in a still from “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” is a wonderful documentary celebrating “the last of the red hot mamas.” Directed...more

RED CARPET PHOTOS: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams at ‘Southpaw’ NY Premiere

New York Premiere of The Weinstein Company’s “SOUTHPAW” Presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred; PICTURED: Jake Gyllenhall | PHOTO by: Marion Curtis/Starpix Hip hop royalty Eminem, Jay-Z and 50 Cent turned up for the New York premiere of “Southpaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal Monday evening at the AMC Lincoln Square in Manhattan. In an Oscar-worthy performance, Gyllenhaal plays Billy “The Great” Hope, the light heavyweight champion of the world whose universe is shattered after his wife’s (Rachel McAdams) accidental death. (This is no spoiler since it happens early in the film.) After he hits rock bottom, losing custody of his daughter (Oona Laurence), his home, his career and his health, the fighter makes a slow climb back under the guidance of a new trainer, played by Forest Whitaker ....more

Movie Review: ‘Lucky Stiff’ Musical is Retro Fun

Pamela Shaw and Jason Alexander in “Lucky Stiff” “Lucky Stiff” was an Off-Broadway musical in the late 1980s by musical theater writing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who brought us “Ragtime,” “Seussical,” “My Favorite Year,” “Once On This Island,” and “Rocky.” Based on a novel, “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth, “Lucky Stiff” is a crazy comedy that brings to mind “Weekend at Bernie’s.” Set in the 1960s or 70s (we’re not quite sure), the retro look of the film is lots of fun. You could almost swear you’re watching an old movie. Animations that comically depict some of the action are interspersed throughout, and the costumes are fabulous ....more

Movie Review: ‘Strangerland’ Starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes and Nicole Kidman in “Strangerland” “Strangerland” is a grim film by Australian director Kim Farrant, starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, and Hugo Weaving. Set in the stark, hot outback, “Strangerland” lives up to its title. I can’t say that I cared much about any of the characters ....more

Movie Review: Ant-Man

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New Movies This Week: Southpaw, Paper Towns & More

This week at the movies, Djimon Hounsou takes on a demon in “The Vatican Tapes,” Peter Dinklage and Adam Sandler fight aliens in “Pixels,” Jake Gyllenhaal fights his way back in “Southpaw,” and Nat Wolff solves a mystery in John Green’s “Paper Towns.” Limited releases movies this week include Cobie Smulders in “Unexpected” and ...more