(t. charles erickson — courtesy williamstown theatre festival)
At Williamsown, "The Chinese Room" is an artificial play about artificial intelligence

07/22/2016 06:00 AM EDT
WILLIAMSTOWN — In an interview earlier this month in a New York Capital District newspaper, playwright Michael West described his new play, "The Chinese Room," as a sci-fi comedy thriller; "a love story with action and thriller aspects;" " 'Blade Runner' as written by Noel Coward. 
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Kirk, Spock like Felix and Oscar in outer space in "Star Trek Beyond"
07/22/2016 05:59 AM EDT - In the previous "Star Trek" installment, Spock cried. In the latest, "Star Trek Beyond," he laughs. Full Story

Idiosyncratic "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" goes out in a blaze of farce
07/21/2016 09:36 AM EDT - "Flight of the Conchords" went off the air in 2009 but the beat has gone on in the films of Taika Waititi. Full Story

Film Clips / July 22-28
07/21/2016 09:35 AM EDT - CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (PG-13): Two former high school classmates — one, a trim and fit CIA agent who was bullied in school for being overweight; the other, a fast-talking accountant who misses his high school glory days as an athlete — run into each other at a reunion and team up to help save the United States' compromised spy satellite system. Full Story

True drug trade drama, "The Infiltrator," laced with clich├ęs
07/18/2016 12:06 PM EDT - There's no shortage of drug trade dramas on the big and small screens, and Bryan Cranston has the unique misfortune of having been in one of the best. Full Story

1984's "Ghostbusters" gets a spirited reboot
07/16/2016 11:04 AM EDT - The easy, electric chemistry of the four leads in Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" acts like a firewall against the supernatural and the adolescent, alike, in this spirited reboot of the 1984 original. Full Story

Film Clips / July 15-21
07/14/2016 10:49 AM EDT - CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (PG-13): Two former high school classmates — one, a trim and fit CIA agent who was bullied in school for being overweight; the other, a fast-talking accountant who misses his high school glory days as an athlete — run into each other at a reunion and team up to help save the United States' compromised spy satellite system. Full Story

In "Swiss Army Man," flatulence alone does not a comedy make
07/15/2016 05:57 AM EDT - Flatulence is a key element of "Swiss Army Man," but the film isn't exactly a comedy. Full Story

"The Secret Life of Pets" is an animal owner's delight
07/12/2016 06:01 AM EDT - Any pet owner who's imbued their furry or feathered friends with deep thoughts and mysterious intentions will relate to the imagination behind "The Secret Life of Pets. Full Story

The real story behind Mike and Dave and their crazy wedding dates
07/08/2016 05:25 AM EDT - NEW YORK — Adventure. Suspense. True Love. Royalties! Those are just a few of the things Mike and Dave Stangle promised in a Craigslist ad they posted in search of dates for a cousin's wedding in 2013. Full Story