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I was honored to be asked to participate in this critics’ discussion of movies that may not be our favorites or the best but that always cheer us up. Here’s what I wrote: I have a bunch. I call them […]

The great British actor Alan Rickman has died at age 69, a sad loss for fans throughout the world. He first came to wide attention and acclaim as the bad guy in the original Die Hard, a performance so sensational […]

Exciting news! There are rumors that Cate Blanchett will be playing red-headed comedy icon Lucille Ball in a new film produced by Ball’s children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. The screenplay will be by “West Wing’s” Aaron Sorkin, and […]

Sam Rockwell is one of the most versatile leading me in Hollywood. This week, he stars with Keira Knightley in “Laggies,” playing a single dad. Here are some of my favorite Sam Rockwell performances: Moon Rockwell takes on the biggest […]

It was a failed television series 40 years ago, but it has become something between an industry and a cult. The original “Star Trek” show lasted for four seasons but only became a hit after it was canceled and went […]

This is one of the funniest movies of the year, hilariously but affectionately skewering television sci-fi, its stars, and its fans. Not since William Shatner told Trekkers Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz to “get a life” back on Saturday Night […]

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