| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise.
At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Fans of the moody crime thriller "Luther" likely will say goodbye to Det. John Luther on the small screen after this week.
With a "Luther" prequel movie in the works, both star Idris Elba and show creator Neil Cross have suggested the end of the TV...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:29 PM
John Grisham has written novels, short stories, books for children and nonfiction works, and in all of the above, he has done very nicely for himself. The first printings of his signature thrillers have typically sold in the millions (7 million people...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oh, to live in a world where "Last Tango in Halifax" becomes as crazy-popular as "Downton Abbey."
Both air here on PBS, although "Last Tango" is not under the "Masterpiece" imprint, and both feature British legends (Maggie Smith in "Downton," Derek...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet.
"Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Tom Hanks and director Paul Greenglass are an odd couple for the new “Captain Phillips.” Hanks is of course best known for playing the Guy You Immediately Like in slick Hollywood films. Greenglass' signature style — in movies like...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:00 AM
“I AM LA” could stand for many things -- for example, it could be the proud assertion of an Angeleno, invoking the city's strikingly diverse composition of ethnic cultures.
This Saturday, the term “I AM LA” will resonate in...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 6:20 PM
NEW YORK — Wielding silence as deftly as he harnessed speech, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote plays that have the precision of musical scores. Much of the joy in encountering these extravagantly minimalist works in performance is noticing...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:16 AM
With seats scarce and ticket prices through the roof, "Betrayal" is one of the most coveted shows on Broadway. The production features real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz enacting Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, directed...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Henry Cavill is flying into theaters next month as Superman in Zach Snyder's "Man of Steel," the latest big-screen adaptation of the comic book superhero.
The actor, 30, who hails from the self-governing island of Jersey in the English Channel, hasn't...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In the video for their breakthrough hit, "What Makes You Beautiful," the five Brit heartthrobs of One Direction cavort on the beach, looking wind-swept, clean-cut and ink-free.
Yet, there they were — well, three of them, anyway — on a recent...