Anna Kendrick flirts with dark comedy in Paul Feig’s ‘A Simple Favor’

From left, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in “A Simple Favor.” (Peter Iovino)

One part suburban noir, one part dramatic thriller, the film follows the evolution of the unlikeliest of friendships before shifting into a murder-mystery whodunit. Somehow, it also manages to be funny.

Can grumpy people fall in love? The director of 'Destination Wedding' thinks so

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in a scene from “Destination Wedding.” (Robb Rosenfeld/Regatta via AP)

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder reunite on-screen for the third time in "Destination Wedding," the refreshingly unconventional romantic comedy that accurately captures the beginning of a relationship.

'Game of Thrones,' 'Mrs. Maisel' triumph at Emmys

Claire Foy accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for

Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors and HBO's "Game of Thrones" recaptured the best drama series award Monday

Sarayu Blue feels good about ‘I Feel Bad’

Sarayu Blue (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The new NBC comedy “I Feel Bad,” from executive producer Amy Poehler, revolves Emet Kamala-Sweetzer (Sarayu Blue), a mom whose Indian parents want her to show more respect to the traditions of her family heritage while she’s trying to be a modern woman.

Armisen and Rudolph examine the realities of long-term love in Amazon’s ‘Forever’

Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph in “Forever.” (Amazon Studios)

Written by “Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard of “Parks and Recreation,” the series isn’t easy to talk about because of the way it plays with your expectations. In the first few episodes, the series changes twice before finally revealing what...





Rick's List — Handicapped Parking Scofflaws Edition

Some marginally-connective thoughts on handicapped parking: 1. When I was 16, I got my first car, partially paid for with money I earned dipping ice cream. My Dad subsidized the rest, which, by his reckoning, meant HE got to select the...

Threading through the Thimble Islands by kayak

A stiff northeast wind whipped up whitecaps and buffeted our boats the other day as we exited the Branford River, rounded Indian Neck Point, squeezed between Jeffrey Rock and Clam Island, and entered the open waters of Long Island Sound.