| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:20 PM
Benedict Cumberbatch squirms a little bit when he hears the somewhat salty moniker his legion of fans have assigned themselves.
Host Ellen DeGeneres wanted to talk about "Cumberbitches" when "The Imitation Game" star appeared on her show Wednesday for...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Just when you think you know your mother.
In these advanced days, my mom and I have a familiar menu of topics: the grandchildren, troubling medical issues, ghostly shades of hair (mine), favorite “Seinfeld” episodes, faulty lawn sprinklers,...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:21 AM
NBC's "State of Affairs" suffers a double whammy out of the gate.
Premise and casting doom the series, which debuts at 10 p.m. Monday. This, the final new series of the 2014 fall season, is a major disappointment.
The drama focuses on Charleston...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:12 AM
Mike Nichols' life was a study in endurance.
The celebrated director, who died Wednesday at 83, started off his Hollywood career with two groundbreaking works. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1966 shook up the prim film industry with its frank,...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The week's highlights include the "Castle" wedding (finally), the last "Blacklist" on Monday, a "Voice" expansion (it's the November sweeps!) and a "Shark Tank" celebration.
The Top 20 perform on "The Voice," which offers viewers five...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:26 AM
What to give that binge-watcher on your holiday list? Gifts of Blu-ray or DVDs will help fans catch up on the most-buzzed-about television programs these days. Consider:
•"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" is one of Ken Burns' best. The 14-...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Meryl Streep, David Letterman, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped pay tribute Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
This year's recipients were singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, actor Tom Hanks, comedian/actress Lily Tomlin and...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Critics' favorites "Boyhood" and "Birdman" are among the top contenders in nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Ensembles from both films will compete with the casts of "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game" and "The Grand...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Clint Eastwood, Angelina Jolie and Bradley Cooper were snubbed in the Golden Globe nominations, which suggest it will be a "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood" race for the Oscars.
Eastwood, Cooper and their "American Sniper" were ignored by the Hollywood Foreign...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:31 PM
At this point in the dystopian movie cycle, I'm ready for a story about a teenager with zero interest in questioning the system, let alone starting a revolution. A spineless conformist — that's what the genre needs.
Meantime there's "The Giver,"...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
HBO and Starbucks announced a free, all-star concert to honor America's veterans and their families, which will be presented live on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The "Concert for Valor," which will be held on the National Mall in Washington D.C., will...