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I once heard that all movie plots fall into just two categories: a boy (or girl) leaves home and a stranger comes to town. Someone else said that every movie story is about the search for authenticity. In my book, […]

Bravo to Manfeels Park, for this outstanding Tumbler post that makes clear the gender bias in reporting on what should be straightforward box office numbers. Today’s news: Ghostbusters ‘tanks’, ‘stumbles’ with 53% drop in its second week. Presumably that’s a […]

The greatest hat in the history of movies is the one worn by Ingrid Bergman at the end of “Casablanca.” The second greatest hat in the history of movies is the one worn by Bette Davis in “Now Voyager.” Both, […]

I can’t believe it’s the last day of Comic-Con, but in part that is because I am too exhausted to muster the energy to think about it. More coming, including pictures of some of my favorite costumes, but for now, […]

On Day 3 of Comic-Con 2016, I: Attended a panel of production designers whose work ranged from “The Avengers” to “Justified,” “True Blood,” and “America’s Top Model,” and learned that one of the most important distinctions between designing for movies […]

On Day 2 of San Diego Comic-Con, I: Attended a panel of writers and producers for one of my favorite television shows, “The Big Bang Theory,” moderated by Melissa Rauch, who plays Bernadette. The writers are genuine fanboys — and […]

On the first full day of San Diego Comic-Con, I: Ran into a “Sharknado 4” parade with Elvises on stilts, Talked to CBS television series stars, including James Wolk of “Zoo,” Tyler James Williams of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” Eddie […]

Wednesday is always preview night at Comic-Con, a chance to explore the Exhibition Hall, where you can get glimpses of new television shows, movies, and games, and buy just about any household item or article of clothing with your favorite […]

It’s time for San Diego Comic-Con! Thousands of fans, many in costume, with gather to pay tribute to and get updates on the greatest of lively arts, from movies to games, television, and of course comic books. Justin Timberlake and […]

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford have great on-screen chemistry, as we’ve seen in two films, and can now look forward to in a third. In Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park they play newlyweds living in a five story walk-up. […]