| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I kept thinking as I was screening the new FX series, "Fargo," that it wasn't all that impressive.
And then, I looked up and realized I had been watching for three hours straight.
I guess it depends on how you define impressive.
At best, it's...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Since his star-making turn nearly two decades ago as the mentally challenged Karl Childers in "Sling Blade," Billy Bob Thornton has been known for what may best be described as playing expressive eccentrics. There was a bad Santa, an astronaut farmer...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Of all the creative and genre-expanding shows to debut in the last few years, none have been quite so fascinating to watch as the wildly ambitious narrative experiment of ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
The hype explosion that prefaced its debut...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Crime does pay, apparently, as the first episode of FX's new series "Fargo" premiered Tuesday to strong ratings.
The first installment of a 10-episode limited series inspired by Joel and Ethan Coen's Oscar-winning 1996 film of the same name drew 4.15...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Though set within the same frigid landscape as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie, the new FX series "Fargo" is not so much an adaptation as it is a close cousin. Two episodes in, it has revealed itself to be a show larded with sight gags, stubborn Midwestern...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Darkness becomes FX.
Whether it's the Southern Gothic tone of "Justified," the evil incarnate of "American Horror Story," the Cold War paranoia of "The Americans" or the underlying menace of "Sons of Anarchy," the deeply flawed characters populating...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:29 AM
After the coffee. Before making my NBA and NHL predictions.
The Skinny: I'm all caught up with FX's "Fargo." Last night's episode had some of the most beautifully shot scenes I've ever seen, although I'm sad about the ending. That's not a spoiler, by...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Billy Bob Thornton may bring the star power to FX's revisioning of "Fargo," but Allison Tolman has viewers saying, "Oh, jeez, she's pretty darn good!" The 32-year-old newcomer plays Molly Solverson, an ambitious Bemidji, Minn., police deputy working...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Fans of the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning crime dramedy "Fargo" can finally get their first peek at what the new TV series will look like with the first full-length trailer, released Tuesday.
There's a lot that looks familiar here: frozen vistas,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:27 PM
However long other ticket buyers stand in line to see "Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story," Mike White has waited longer.
Nearly four decades, in fact.
White, the former football coach at UC Berkeley, has hoped to see a film about the story of Roth, the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With a muscular catalog of some 4,000 feature film titles and 10,500 TV episodes, MGM Television has a bounty of material from which to draw in fashioning its development slate, and prexy Roma Khanna, at the helm of TV and digital distribution since 2011,...