Latest Flash of Genius Stories

2008-10-09 18:00:24

By SCOTT A. MAY In an age of corporate greed run amok, "Flash of Genius" is perfectly timed but imperfectly played, offering only sporadic sparks of dramatic depth and character empathy.

2008-10-05 15:00:15

By AL ALEXANDER MOVIE REVIEW Next time you're driving in a light rain, I want you to think about Robert Kearns as your wipers rhythmically squeak across the windshield. Who's Robert Kearns, you ask? Oh, just the most tenacious inventor who ever lived.

2008-10-04 03:00:12

Joseph Regenstein invented the window envelope. Richard Drew invented Scotch Tape. And a man named Robert Kearns invented the intermittent windshield wiper. It's an unheralded bit of technology, but one that makes our lives more pleasant.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Michael Machosky "Flash of Genius" is a drama based on Robert Kearns, the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper in the 1960s.

2008-10-03 09:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News FLASH OF GENIUS -- ** -- Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney; rated PG-13 (profanity, vulgarity, brief drugs) "Flash of Genius" takes an uninteresting idea -- on the surface, at least -- and actually makes it even less interesting than it already would be.

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Roger Moore "Flash of Genius" is a film biography that lacks the flash of inspiration, the sting of wit, the pangs of pathos. The story of the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper isn't a bad film.

2008-09-28 15:00:25

By Michael Janusonis BOSTON Greg Kinnear is in the enviable position of having two movies open within two weeks of each other. Or maybe not so enviable.

2008-09-17 00:00:19

The movie "Flash of Genius," starring Greg Kinnear, has won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, organizers of the Hamptons International Film Festival said. The film is to have a special Sloan/HIFF New York premiere Oct. 2 at the Museum of Modern Art.

2008-08-28 21:00:25

By JAMES VERNIERE Skeptics probably expected the Boston Film Festival to run aground after last year. But the Festival (Sept. 12-17) is ba-a- ack, although it will move from AMC Boston Common to the considerably less accessible Landmark Kendall Square Cinema in . . . Cambridge.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]