| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:12 PM
I didn't think it could be done. But in Season 3 of the web series "Epic Rap Battles of History," Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe throw down. And it works.
Of course, Poe's poem "The Raven" is a good starting point, an easily adaptible text. Here's the...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
J.J. Abrams might have the most important job in entertainment right now -- directing "Star Wars: Episode VII" -- but the TV side of his Bad Robot production banner is having a rough week.
After a robust selling season for 2013-14 that saw pickups for...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:35 AM
TNT used its upfront presentation Wednesday to introduce a "brand refresh" and a slate of programming heavy on action and supernatural thrills.
The network's new tagline, "TNT Drama. Boom." and refreshed direction is designed to attract younger and "a...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Few would dispute that Stephen King is the champion of genre fiction. Since 1974's "Carrie," King has been scaring the bejesus out of readers (and, on occasion, filmgoers) with more than 50 novels and shorter fiction that seem grounded in our everyday...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
4 Minute Mile
Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud
Producers: Mark DiSalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks
Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger
Sales: Double Dutch Intl.
Director: Eran Creevy
Producers: Joel Silver,...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The annual CBS TV Studios summer soiree wasn't so much a night under the stars as it was one among them. With nary a light in the sky, the rooftop pool area of the London Hotel on May 19 was a who's who of execs and stars involved with new and established...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Two major services hoping to become 'Netflix for e-books' got a big boost Wednesday: Simon & Schuster has made its backlist available to both Oyster and Scribd.
For a monthly fee — $8.99 for Scribd, $9.95 for Oyster — each offers unlimited...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Welcome, summer! For some, summer brings long days stretched out by the pool with a hardcover or juicy paperback; for others, an e-book on the phone or audio book in the car can do the trick. Whatever the season has in store, it provides ample...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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The summer blockbusters are coming. And to see them, you don't even need to get off your sofa.
The TV networks are pouring unprecedented amounts of money — and some very creative deal-making...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. Therefore, chocolate counts as salad," as the new saying goes. And for an old saying, we'll use Richard Wilbur's mysterious one. He was Poet Laureate in 1987. He wrote: "We milk the cow of the world,...
| Mar 28, 2014
"Play normal music!"
The woman yelling this at Neil Young stood three rows away from him at the Rosemont Theater in 2004. Between each song, as he spoke to the crowd about the next chapter in "Greendale," the theatrical rock play he was presenting...