Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright) did not think of herself as someone who would live in the shabby gentility of the Claremont, a residential hotel in London. We never learn the details of what brought her there or keeps her there, but we do not need to. We learn everything we need to know from the resigned but not cheerless sigh of acceptance as she sees her room for the first time, and from her quiet courage as she walks into the dining room
Mrs. Palfrey has hopes of hearing from her grandson, who works in London. And she may have hopes of finding companionship at the Claremont. But it is an unexpected encounter with a young writer named Ludovic (Rupert Friend) that leads to a true friendship.
A lovely antidote to summer movies filled with crashes, explosions, aliens, and teenagers, this is a bittersweet but touching story for grown-ups told with grace and wisdom.
Dave Barry at the National Press Club: You Can Date Boys When You're 40 I had the great pleasure of hearing humorist Dave Barry speak at the National Press Club yesterday. His new book is the very funny You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About. He joked about running for President, saying that his educatio
Trailer: The Boxtrolls Coming this fall from Laika ("Coraline," "ParaNorman"), "The Boxtrolls" stars Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan in the story of a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly rai
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Jay Ward's irresistibly daffy cartoons of the early 1960's were charming and witty, with a post-modern meta wink at the fourth wall, wacky puns, and jokes that kids would suddenly remember and
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From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fa