Beach Boys and Bad Boys Heat Up the Weekend

One of the best movies of the year brings the Beach Boys to theaters this week, while those bad boys from Queens are back in Tinseltown. At home, a classic musical is restored to its full length for the first time.     Love & Mercy Paul Dano and John Cusack both star as Beach Boy Brian Wilson — at different stages of his troubled life — in this heartfelt and tuneful biopic. The actors have very different takes on their …

Let’s Go Shopping With ‘Mr. Selfridge’!

Poor Mr. Selfridge, freighted with comparisons before he even opens for business. Will the Masterpiece Classics series that debuts tonight (3/31) on PBS become the new Downton Abbey? After all, Downton’s  timeslot successor is also set in Edwardian England, and comes complete with upper crust accents and cantilevered hats. Will audiences be able to accept Jeremy Piven as pioneering showman of shopping Harry Gordon Selfridge after seeing him for eight seasons as f-bomb hurling Hollywood agent Ari Gold on Entourage? Well, …