| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Tom Cruise already has a successful action movie franchise in the "Mission: Impossible" films. But he makes a serious bid to start up a similar action series as "Jack Reacher," a hard-boiled operative in the mold of Jason Bourne. Jack lives off the...
| Dec 30, 2012
Designer merry go round
Stefano Pilati was out at Yves Saint Laurent and in at Ermenegildo Zegna. Versus, Azzaro and Vionnet lost their designers, and Jil Sander was back in at Jil Sander, after Raf Simons left that label for Dior. Nicolas Ghesquière...
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have begun filming "The Americans" for FX in Brooklyn.
I'm looking forward to the series, a Cold War spy drama set in the 1980s and scheduled to premiere in January 2013. It comes from "Falling Skies" producer Joe Weisberg,...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — Tracy Letts has his hands full these days writing plays and preparing for the release of the movie version of his Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, "August: Osage County." But he's added another formidable task to his agenda: elucidating...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:55 AM
"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named the best film of the year Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The movie, set to open in limited release Dec. 19, took home two other...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:08 PM
After Gerard Butler's latest film flops at the box office this weekend, the actor could be benched from Hollywood's A team.
Butler's cold streak at the multiplex is set to continue with "Playing for Keeps," a soccer-themed romantic comedy that may debut...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — On a late February morning in the editing suite of Judd Apatow's multi-level West Los Angeles headquarters, the writer-director and editor Brent White were playing back scenes from Apatow's new comedy, “This Is 40.”...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:01 PM
When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.
Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
| Nov 28, 2012
21 Best Things on Cable TV in 2012 counts down the top shows, moments, trends and more that made 2012 an unforgettable year in cable TV. The Biggest, The Best … And Boo Boo, Too! If The World Ends In 2012, At Least There Was Something Good On Cable....
| Nov 29, 2012
Any politicians looking for inspiration should head to their nearest movie theater, says George Skelton in his Thursday column. "The movie “Lincoln” should be required viewing for all elected chief executives from president to mayor," he...