The brainchild of producers Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, PBS’s “The Hollow Crown” makes inspired use of Britain’s top-rung stage directors and actors to present a mostly splendid miniseries of four connected Shakespeare jewels.
“Despicable Me 2” fought off two new releases, including science-fiction film “Pacific Rim,” to finish first at the box office in U.S. and Canadian theaters for a second straight weekend with $43.9 million in sales.
At this point in the puzzlingly durable film careers of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston , the title of their latest unfunny romantic comedy -- “ Just Go With It ” -- seems a fittingly desperate plea.
George Anderson positioned himself on a stool across the operating table so he could get a good angle on the surgeon’s face. He watched for signs of irritation as the doctor, known for temper tantrums, sewed a valve into a patient’s heart. Then the surgeon’s phone buzzed.