Is a Credit Freeze for You?

To freeze or not to freeze? It’s a common question, particularly after reports of yet another breach of payment card data like those at Home Depot, Kmart and Dairy Queen. The answer: Probably yes — but not because of those kinds of breaches. Certainly a credit freeze (also known as a security freeze) is a great way to proactively prevent identity theft and is advised for past victims of this crime who are likely to be targeted again. But it’s not foolproof and, …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview March 14

The Grand Budapest Hotel gets a wider release this week. We also recommend Le Week-end, a poignant look at a long-married couple, Nick and Meg (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan), returning to the scene of their Paris honeymoon in a bid to recapture a bit of the magic of their early years together. This small, quiet, lethal film is hardly the lighthearted rom-com its ads dangle before you – it’s much better than that. FULL REVIEW The Grand Budapest Hotel …

2013 Holiday Films: No Classics, But Good Stories

Remember when December was the time for Christmas movies? I’m not talking about on TV, where each year the networks re-roast old holiday chestnuts starring Rudolph and Charlie Brown and unwrap new specials they hope (in vain) will become annual traditions. No, I mean in theaters, where you could once find honest-to-goodness big-screen Christmas flicks like White Christmas and A Christmas Story and even National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I’m told the globalization of the movie industry has helped to put …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview Nov. 27

Thanksgiving weekend is a wonderful chance to hang with your family-and when you’ve had enough of that, you might want to escape to the movies. The weather is going to be terrible in the Eastern U.S. the next few days; all the more reason to catch up on some of the best films of the season.   Frozen By now the animation wizards at Disney have this spunky-young-woman-defeats-evil thing down pat, but the real reason to duck into this film …