This year's Oscars was a combination of a high school prom and graduation. There was the pomp and circumstance, the corny music, the interminable length – and, of course, the gowns. Here, perky valedictorian (and Oscar co-host) Anne Hathaway sets the tone in a fire-engine-red Valentino.
I learn not to impersonate Colin Firth and walk the wrong red carpet. Is Helen Mirren sitting in my chair?
Julie Taymor's rendering of Shakespeare's final play 'The Tempest' takes the wind out of it sails, despite a stellar cast.
Two private investigators are forced to deal with the aftermath of a case that has haunted them for more than a decade, Herman Melville sets sail, and an Israeli mother goes for a very long walk in this month’s roundup of new fiction.
We have more gift ideas for you this holiday season. For the person who enjoys Canadian television comedy, World War II drama, a TV documentary on mankind's narrative myths, and a classic British television detective series, we have a quartet of selections. By the way, if you would like to purchase any of these DVD sets, there are links to do so on each page and you can help the Monitor at the same time.
Helen Mirren stars as an aging action hero in 'Red.'
'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' brought in $19 million this weekend. It edged ahead of the children's 3-D fantasy film 'Legend of the Guardians,' but Guardians may have longer legs.
Brian Wilson sings Gershwin, 'Prime Suspect' comes out on DVD, Stuart McLean's storytelling is like Canada's answer to Garrison Keillor, and more recommendations.
Comic-Con, the annual comic book convention, has exploded into a must-attend event for Hollywood actors and producers, but the new attention represents a healthy evolution, say comic book experts.
'The Closer' returns for its sixth season Monday night at 9 p.m.