| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:06 PM
What plays well in a stadium doesn't always work so well on TV.
But if the in-person thumbs-up reviews out of London Friday were accurate, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were a winner on both fronts. By and large, the version shown for...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 10:45 AM
NBC posted the highest numbers ever for an Olympics opening ceremony held outside the U.S., garnering a 23.0 rating and 40 share for the primetime telecast, according to preliminary results released Saturday morning by Nielsen.
The figures are 28% higher...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 6:08 PM
When you've ridden to the Opening Ceremony in a helicopter with James Bond, watching 500 athletes march into a stadium just can't compare.
Queen Elizabeth, who appeared in an amusing short film with actor Daniel Craig during the kickoff to the London...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Through a fortuitous series of events, because someone knew someone who knew someone, I watched Friday's remarkable opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games by way of the BBC — which is to say, without commercials or Ryan Seacrest and with...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Viewers who tuned into NBC's telecast of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games got to see plenty of pomp and spectacle. But the time-delayed broadcast on Friday was missing a crucial segment -- a dance tribute created by British choreographer Akram...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:43 PM
STRATFORD, ONTARIO — Of all of William Shakespeare's plays, "Henry V" is the drama most often interpreted as patriotically British. In the 1944 film version, Laurence Olivier used the young king's inspiring St. Crispin's Day speech, with its soaring...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:22 PM
It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday.
"We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Some of the signature action films of Tony Scott, who authorities said died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, had an unbilled but unforgettable character: music.
Scott blockbusters such as "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
An intimate, two-hander play by a relatively unknown writer took home the top prize at this year's London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. "Constellations," by Nick Payne, won the prize for best play on Sunday, beating out works by Caryl Churchill and...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 9:33 PM
"Blue Valentine" just got slapped with an NC-17 rating, which may hurt it at the box office and therefore at the Oscars, but it's certainly in the derby thanks to realistic, deeply felt performances by past nominees Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. See...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Before the premiere of his new film "127 Hours," director Danny Boyle got on stage to offer a warning to audience members: "If you don't like James Franco, you should just leave now." Indeed, the actor is front and center......