Jen Leeson

Jonesin’ for Willie? Shakespere’s gotcha

In our country’s current state, it is often easy to forget the role that hope plays in our daily lives. Hope, rebirth and rejuvenation of the human spirit are only a few themes that Michael Kahn explores in his new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” a masterful work currently playing at the Shakespeare […]

The Hatchet’s London correspondant checks out Kate Winslet

Hello my fellow Americans. Greetings from your globe-trotting film critic. I’m writing to you this semester from London, where amid the hustle and bustle of one of Europe’s largest cities I have still managed to make time to continue with my studies and see a movie or two. My latest expedition to the cinema was […]

Unfettered style fuels new fantasy

Terry Brooks returns to a world of airships and Druids in “The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara,” the second installment of his fantasy book series. Brooks, a New York Times-bestselling author, builds his new novel on effortless prose that makes his tale accessible to seasoned readers of fantasy fiction and newcomers alike. The gripping story-line […]

King enters ‘Black House”

Thirteen years ago, Detective Jack Sawyer appeared in Stephen King and Peter Straub’s “The Talisman.” The authors have joined forces once again to pen the newest adventures of the hero of their first collaboration. “Black House” takes place 20 years after “The Talisman.” The journey begins in French Landing, Wis. All is not well: the […]

King, Straub enter ‘Black House’

It has been 13 years since Detective Jack Sawyer appeared in Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman. The authors have joined forces once again to pen the newest adventures of the hero of their first collaboration. Black House takes place 20 years after The Talisman, and the main character, Jack Sawyer is now a […]

Doctor T: He knows women. At least, he thinks he does.

In his latest creation director Robert Altman (Short Cuts, The Player, Ready to Wear) explores what men know about women, what women know about women and what we know about ourselves. Richard Gere (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride) leads an all-star cast as Doctor Scully Travis, or Doctor T as the Dallas folk call him. Dr. […]

Stars visit D.C. to Remember the Titans

Bright spot lights. Red Carpet. Fabulously dressed celebrities. Paparazzi. It was a sight common to Hollywood, but this was Connecticut Avenue. Actors, film executives and former football players gathered at the Cineplex Odeon near Cleveland Park, for the premiere of Remember the Titans (Disney). The big names from Hollywood were even paid a surprise visit […]