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Meryl Streep

  • Film

    April 3, 2014
  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Investigating Food in Film: "The Crab Thing" in The Hours

    It's little surprise many famous movie scenes involve food; there's a certain pleasure in watching characters eat the foods we enjoy in real life or grapple with familiar challenges of cooking, say, lobsters. But have you ever been watching a film and someone mentions a food you've never hear of? O ... More >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

    Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Workers at ExxonMobil's Massive Baytown Plant (Almost) Went On Strike over safety

    The folks over at Exxon Mobil's Baytown refinery were facing a possible Norma Rae situation last week when local United Steelworkers representatives threatened a strike if the Exxon people didn't put in the health and safety provisions they'd asked for in their contracts. Local USW rep Rich "Hoot" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Remembering Patsy Cline, 50 Years After Her Fatal Plane Crash

    On March 5, 1963, country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash near Camden, Tennesee, about 90 miles west of Nashville. Around 6:20 p.m., their Piper Comanche PA-24 aircraft slammed into the ground, killing everyone on board instantly and leaving a six-foot-d ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2012

    Mother Courage

    The University of Houston mounts Bertolt Brecht’s most famous play — and stays true to his intent.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Material Girl: Madonna's Top 10 TV Commercials

    They don't call Madonna the Material Girl for nothing. She's definitely a self-promoter when it comes to her music. Better yet, when she does this, it's never the same advertised persona. Take, for example, when she first came onto MTV and performed "Like A Virgin" at the 1985 VMAs versus her perce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Oscar Categories That We Wish Existed

    By now you have all seen this year's Oscar nominations, released yesterday, in Beverly Hills, California. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture, including Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse, The Artist, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris and The Tree of Life. Fun stuff, espe ... More >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2012

    I Don't Know How She Did It

    Margaret Thatcher as victimized woman in The Iron Lady.

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Winter Movie Preview - Part 2

    ​You know the drill: the fall movie season starts today, my pretties (my review of Contagion will be up soon...there's a reason it didn't make the preview). Yesterday we covered the first half of 2011's most anticipated upcoming releases, determined through a rigorous scientific analysis consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Chaz Bono Is Far from the Worst DWTS Contestant

    Worse than her? Really?​As someone who doesn't watch Dancing with the Stars (note to self: watch DWTS for upcoming "Sight Unseen" blog), I'm not sure if I'm supposed to care about the announcement that Chaz Bono was added to the cast: Transgender activist Chaz Bono is speaking out for the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    The Hours

    Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Virginia, for one.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Movies That Make Us Hungry

    Big Night​It's really freaking hot outside, in case you hadn't noticed. And when it's really freaking hot, we get really freaking lazy (more so than usual) and we want to watch movies. Lots of them. In succession. Trouble is, movie theaters are crazy-expensive and this summer's movie lineup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Recipe: Julia Child's Beef Bourguignon

    ​After Julie Powell's online rendezvous with Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, everyone started talking about Child's Beef Bourguignon. Before Powell, and then Meryl Streep, breathed life back into this traditional French beef stew, only professional chefs and skilled cooks ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Baldwin, Streep & Steve Martin -- Three Old Pros Having Fun: New On DVD

    Warning: Includes flagrant use of marijuana by old(er) people​Out today on DVD is the Meryl Streep/Steve Martin/Alec Baldwin triangle It's Complicated by writer/director Nancy Meyers (Something's Gotta Give and The Holiday). Actually the story isn't very complicated at all. Jane (Streep) is a woma ... More >>

  • Film

    December 24, 2009

    Something's Gotta Give

    Nancy Meyers can't keep making the same movie over and over again.

  • News

    December 24, 2009
  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What a Fox

    Wes Anderson brings his Wes Anderson-ness to animation — and it's a fantastic fit.

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009

    Three Nights of Movie Musicals

    O, mamma mia, the rain in Spain has 76 trombones

  • Film

    August 6, 2009

    Top Chef

    In praise of the Julia half of Julie & Julia.

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

    This is one football game that made history on and off the field

  • Culture

    February 26, 2009

    Puppet Masters

    Things get creepy at the CAMH

  • Film

    February 12, 2009

    Buyer Beware of Confessions of a Shopaholic

    Bush and this movie agree: Go shopping! (Wait, don't.)

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Meryl Streep Is Pretty Much Scaring the Hell Out of Me Right About Now

    So I get the fact that this new movie Doubt starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman is really supposed to be about faith and trust and, well, doubt (duh), but am I the only one who is totally and completely freaked out by the trailer / commercials and the image of Meryl as a mean, nasty nun ... More >>

  • Film

    December 18, 2008
  • Film

    July 17, 2008

    Mamma Mia! drains the fun out of ABBA

    Thank you for the music, but your movie's kinda drab.

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    Lions for Lambs

    The odd upside of Robert Redford's terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama

  • Film

    October 18, 2007

    Rendition

    It's not torture, but this latest Mideast thriller's as conventional as they come. We're (water) bored. (Sorry.)

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Evening

    Chick-flick genre to Evening: Why you gotta make us look bad?

  • Home Entertainment

    December 14, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    October 12, 2006
  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Cruella de Vogue

    The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor

  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    Lost in Translation

    All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense

  • Film

    December 16, 2004

    Sour Lemony

    Jim Carrey is in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate

  • Film

    July 29, 2004

    Summer Camp

    Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle

  • Film

    December 11, 2003

    Farrelly Mediocre

    The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more

  • Film

    January 16, 2003

    Sour Hours

    Streep, Moore and Kidman reveal that it's sad to be sad

  • Film

    October 28, 1999

    String Along

    Maudlin Music hardly matches the Craven image

  • Film

    December 24, 1998

    Slow Dancing

    Lughnasa stumbles in the leap from play to motion picture

  • Film

    September 17, 1998

    Family-Style Friction

    Strife stirs relatives in the sentimental One True Thing

  • Film

    January 9, 1997
  • Film

    July 4, 1996

    Hold the Creamed Corn

    Striptease captures the essence of Carl Hiaasen's darkly funny novel

  • News

    March 21, 1996
  • Film

    February 29, 1996

    Family Troubles

    Before and After asks: When a son's accused of a crime, what do you do?

  • Film

    June 1, 1995

    Flings, First and Final

    Two new romances approach doomed passion, as seen at different ages and stages

  • Film

    September 29, 1994

    Streep in the Wild

    Move aside Sly and Arnold, Meryl's gone muscular

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