| 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
| 2:40 PM
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Benedict Cumberbatch with the Britannia Award for British artist of the year at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov. 9 at the Beverly Hilton.
The 37-year-old ...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:05 PM
This time, Harvey Weinstein seems to have gotten what he wanted.
It was less than a week ago that his Weinstein Co. declared war -- yet again -- on the Motion Picture Assn. of America, slamming the organization for assigning the studio's upcoming...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:17 PM
TV's theme this week appears to be outlaws with two new miniseries debuting: TNT's "Mob City" and A&E Networks' "Bonnie & Clyde." Here are some highlights from the TV schedule for Dec. 2 to Dec. 8.
Monday, Dec. 2
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| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Once a month, at Third Coast Comics in the Edgewater neighborhood, the store closes for the evening and the knitting comes out. Followed by the drinks. Drink & Draw & Knitting Night is the second Thursday of each month, as it has been since Terry Gant...
| 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...