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  • TV Review: 'Vicious'

    Two things become immediately clear watching PBS' Brit-com import "Vicious": One, the major networks wouldn't touch it. And two, it's too bad the show isn't sharp enough to make them regret that bias. The taboo here isn't that the main characters played by Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi are gay, it's that they fall far outside the 18-49 demo. While the material is about as classy as an average Chuck Lorre show, the name and very game cast -- especially McKellen -- should be a potent draw for PBS' dedicated Anglophile aud.
  • Wickedly funny 'Vicious' revives British geriatric comedy

    "Vicious," which premieres Sunday on PBS for a six-episode run, is something of a throwback to an earlier age. It is to begin, a sitcom, which, though once a fund-raising-friendly staple of American public broadcasting, has retreated somewhat in favor...

    First Image of Ian McKellen in Bill Condon's 'Mr. Holmes,' Further Cast Revealed

    Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" has started to shoot, with additional cast announced, and the first image released of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the age of 93. The movie, which will shoot for seven weeks on location in London and on the south coast of...

    J.K. Rowling: ‘Harry Potter’ spinoffs set stage for more movie magic

     
    The news that J.K. Rowling is developing a “Harry Potter” spinoff movie left many magic-loving Muggles feeling a bit like […]

    Alan Bennett's London Hit 'People' Screened At Connecticut Theaters

    People who see "People" are the luckiest people in the theater world. At least those catching Alan Bennett's "People," a London Hit that will be screened live as part of London's National Theatre Live broadcasts and shown in selected Connecticut cinemas...