• Review: Lastest teen blockbuster not so divergent

    If you have a kid of a certain age — especially a girl, preteen or thereabouts — then you know the young-adult entertainment message of choice these days: You’re you, and nobody else. Don’t let them define you. Don’t let them put you into one of their neat little slots. You’re unique. And you’re gonna show the world. 

    You go, girl!

  • Review: The Muppets reteam with mixed results

    A strange sense of doom hangs over the rebooted Muppets, and it’s not from the Swedish Chef’s cooking.

    “The Muppets” (2011) may have been an earnest and largely successful relaunch for Jim Henson’s troupe, but it also had a hangdog melancholy, fretting about the obsolescence of Kermit and the gang. Pop-culture insecurity looms in “Muppets Most Wanted,” too, which begins with the same self-conscious tone as the last film in the musical number “We’re Doing a Sequel.”

  • 'On Golden Pond' opens at Art Center Theatre

    The humorous and touching love story of an older couple coming to grips with their own mortality opens next weekend at the Art Center Theatre at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. in Citrus Hills.

    “On Golden Pond” is the love story of Norman and Ethyl Thayer, who are spending their 48th, and perhaps final, summer together in their Maine lake cottage when their daughter and her fiancé bring his son to spend the summer.

  • Review: 'Romance Is My Day Job' a charming memoir

    Carolyn Lessard
    Associated Press

    Patience Bloom works for a publishing house that’s best known for its steamy romances with happy endings.

    In “Romance Is My Day Job: a Memoir of Finding Love at Last,” the bashful book editor chronicles her personal experiences from awkward prep school days, reckless college years and unsuccessful online dating to finally finding her “happily ever after” in her 40s.

  • A modern classic emerges in 'Telegraph Avenue'

    By Carly Zervis

    “Do what you got to do,” says Valletta Moore, “and stay fly.” 

  • Review: 'RoboCop' remake pats down the original

    The original 1987 “RoboCop,” Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s first Hollywood film, isn’t so much a movie to revere as a bit of brutalism to behold.

    It had a grim comic vibe, satirizing the savagery of both corporate bloodthirstiness and justice-seeking rampages. Peter Weller’s RoboCop was a techno-Frankenstein created to tame Detroit’s rampant crime: Dirty Harry for dystopia.

  • Love is in the air

    Whether you’re in love, have ever been in love, are looking for love or are over the whole idea of love, you can’t escape the day that’s dedicated to love — Valentine’s Day.

    What started out as a religious feast day to honor the martyred death of Valentine, a Roman priest who was beheaded 1,744 years ago has evolved into a day to celebrate — or lament for the cynics among us — romantic love.

  • Final season of 'Clone Wars' set

    SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix’s Internet video service is coming to the rescue of “Star Wars” fans left in limbo by the abrupt cancellation of “The Clone Wars,” an animated television series that embellishes the lore of the Jedi Order and Sith Lords.

    The sixth and final season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will be shown exclusively to Netflix subscribers in the U.S. and Canada beginning March 7 as part of a licensing deal announced Thursday. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

  • Play's opening the perfect fit for Valentine's Day
  • Celebrating a bittersweet Valentine's Day

    “Because if she let go of her grief even for a minute, it would only hit her harder when she bumped into it again.” — Alice Munro

    Last year, Valentine’s Day forever changed for me and became a holiday to be celebrated as much for its bitter as for its sweet.