Subject:

Jeremy Irons

  • Film

    February 21, 2013

    Birds Do It; Witches Don't

    Beautiful Creatures, the ravishing chastity fantasy.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    The 10 Most Rocking Songs In Children's Entertainment

    Here's the thing about children's entertainment, it's designed to appeal not only to the lowest common denominator, but the toughest audience known to man. Don't believe me? Try playing your favorite song to a toddler, even something that is an acknowledged classic like the Pretenders' "I'll Stand ... More >>

  • Film

    October 20, 2011

    Too Late to Succeed

    Dramatizing the financial crisis, tone-deaf to the times, in Margin Call.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Pop Rocks: How Does The Lion King Stand Up Among Recent Disney Releases?

    Hail to the king...of the box office.​Box office analysts were a bit puzzled by the haul taken in by The Lion King 3D last weekend. The 1994 film was given the three-dimensional treatment and released to the tune of almost $30 million, beating both Contagion and fellow openers Drive ($11 milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Movie Preview (Part 1)

    ​Note: Pop Rocks will return next week. Labor Day has come and gone, which means the official start of the fall movie season is just around the corner. In fact, two of the more anticipated releases of latter 2011 -- Warrior and Contagion -- come out tomorrow. After what has been widely rega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    For Anthony Weiner, Eight Awkward Dongs From The Movies (NSFW)

    Did not make the cut.​In my review of The Hangover Part II, I made a comment about the seeming preponderance of male genitalia on the big screen lately. The phenomenon has been limited primarily to comedies because, let's face it, penises are pretty damn funny looking. Judging by that screeni ... More >>

  • Film

    October 2, 2008

    Old West: Appaloosa

    Ed Harris goes traditional

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Back in the Fight

    At 52, Bruce Willis resurrects a die-hard character

  • Film

    March 29, 2007

    Inland Empire

    Armed with his own brand of logic and a digital camera, David Lynch forges inward

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings

  • Film

    January 5, 2006

    Heath in Heat

    Ledger plays it straight as Casanova's lustful lead

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    Diva Down

    Franco Zeffirelli imagines cheering up an operatic legend

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    Searching for Shylock

    Pacino plays Shakespeare's most contentious character in a stirring Merchant of Venice

  • Film

    October 28, 2004

    Hail to the Drama Queen

    Annette Bening brings down the house as an aging star unwilling to fade

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Better in Pairs

    Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features

  • Film

    October 8, 1998

    Affairs of the Tart

    Lolita's classy, but where's the comedy and character?

  • Film

    April 30, 1998

    Colonialism and Its Discontents

    A heavy-handed allegory nearly sinks Chinese Box

  • Film

    June 27, 1996

    Mood Over Matter

    Stealing Beauty offers more scenery than plot

  • Film

    May 25, 1995
  • Film

    December 1, 1994

    Friends and Fantasy

    Adolescent girls, murder, a kingdom of dreams: these are the ties that bind

  • Film

    July 7, 1994

    A Lame, and Troubling, Lion

    Disney's latest can't compare with its greatest

  • Film

    December 30, 1993

    That's a Wrap

    And the year ends with a surprise twist: fall movies that are falling flat

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