| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:11 PM
On Thursday, PBS released the first photos from the fifth season of "Downton Abbey," the period drama that's set to return to American airwaves in early 2015. Unfortunately, along with the cheers from fans, there's a fair amount of snickering. All because...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"Breaking Bad" finally won the Emmy for drama series last year. At the time, everyone assumed Bryan Cranston & Co. would be taking a well-deserved victory lap this year for the last half of its satisfying final season, which concluded shortly after the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Ben Whishaw has replaced Colin Firth as the movie voice of Paddington, the accident-prone young bear in the upcoming live-action film of the same name.
Firth left Paddington last month, asserting that he was unable to find the right voice. The film,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Colin Firth has ditched "Paddington."
TWC-Dimension confirmed that Firth will no longer voice the talking, accident-prone young bear Paddington, with the British thesp asserting that he was unable to find the right voice. The film, produced by "Gravity"...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"True Detective" and "Breaking Bad" produced only eight episodes apiece but, for their ensembles, it's the quality not the quantity that counts. The shows should dominate the Emmys' drama series acting nominations. Here's an early look at the front-...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- A new U.K. TV channel, London Live, launches Monday, one of the biggest developments in the local biz since the launch of commercial channel Channel 5 in 1997.
The channel is the third of 25 ultra-local TV stations to launch in the U.K., with...
| Jan 3, 2014
NEWBURY, England — He is a farmer, she says, and she is a farmer's wife. They are active in their community. She writes a bit on the side, her writing room only recently having been wired for electricity.
On my recent visit to her home, she was...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The greatest trick that director Bryan Singer ever pulled was to fool audiences with an unreliable narrator in "The Usual Suspects."
Singer is a producer on the new "Uwantme2killhim?" But this time the unreliable narrative seems to convince only the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A genial disappointment about the preciousness of art amid the destructive horrors of war, "The Monuments Men" is scored to a military march by composer Alexandre Desplat. You hear what he was going for: jaunty heroics. The throwback sound of it...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Sunday's episode of "Downton Abbey" on PBS featured a guest appearance by one of opera's biggest living talents: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The New Zealand-born soprano played Dame Nellie Melba, an actual opera singer who hailed from Australia and whose...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:40 AM
George Clooney and Grant Heslov describe themselves as two of the least cynical people in Hollywood. But when the longtime collaborators looked back at their recent work, they realized the movies had an unshakable gloom: "The Ides of March," "Good Night,...