| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With the 20th anniversary of the White Bronco chase causing the O.J. Simpson trial to loom large in the rear-view mirror, a brief word about the football star's last, still-unseen TV pilot, "Frogmen."
As I detailed in a fairly exhaustive 2000 piece about...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In much the same way that dramas like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "The Sopranos" made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When it comes to Hollywood's hold on everyday fashion, movies frequently steal most of the credit -- two-hour immersions where one comes up coveting Alicia Silverstone's knee-highs in "Clueless" or Jennifer Beals' off-the-shoulder sweat shirt in...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Sarah Jessica Parker couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to collaborate with footwear designer Manolo Blahnik, and Carrie Bradshaw would be shaking in her sky-high boots right about now. (Cue Bradshaw yelp of excitement!)
The "Sex and the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Eva Jin isn't the only female director making waves in China. This year alone, Zhao Wei's "So Young" made nearly $115 million and Xue Xiaolu's "Finding Mr. Right" took in $85 million.
Shaoyi Sun, a professor of film and TV at Shanghai...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:45 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Crazy challenges are what's "in-store"...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Here's what to watch or skip on TV during the week of Oct. 21 to Oct. 27.
Monday, Oct. 21
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
8 p.m. Monday, VH1
The 1990s-era hip-hop trio gets its own biopic starring Chicago area native Keke Palmer.
Read my interview...