| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:19 PM
"Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). Derek Waters and Jeremy Konners' anthology comedy, Internet-born and cable-polished, returns for a second season on Comedy Central. The premise is a process and the process is this: A person, typically a...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"True Detective" and "Breaking Bad" produced only eight episodes apiece but, for their ensembles, it's the quality not the quantity that counts. The shows should dominate the Emmys' drama series acting nominations. Here's an early look at the front-...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey has served as the artistic director of the prestigious Old Vic theater in London since 2003, but will step down from the position in fall 2015, handing the reins to Matthew Warchus. It will perhaps come as a relief to...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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MasterChef The cooks feed 500 troops on...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:29 AM
"Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week.
Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Our desire that life should be more like it is in the movies beats at the heart of "Kumiko the Treasure Hunter," a wonderfully strange and beguiling adventure story comprised of buried treasure, hand crafts, and a possibly unhealthy obsession with the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
He played the yacht captain warning Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort of "chop" in a surreal storm scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street." He was the crinkled, shaggy haired assistant to Mayor Carmine Polito in the Oscar front-runner "American Hustle." He...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"Homeland" swept the two lead acting drama categories last year. Could another first-year series be poised to duplicate the feat? Let's look at the four drama acting races to see if it might be in the cards.
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Kevin Spacey, "House of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Fred Armisen may be debating whether to exit "Saturday Night Live," but he's not leaving Portland any time soon. IFC has renewed "Portlandia" for a fourth and fifth season.
The network made the announcement Wednesday, saying the comedy series from...
| Jun 20, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Remember how you felt watching “The Incredibles” or “Ratatouille” or, most recently in the Pixar canon, “Toy Story 3”? Those movies are funny and moving. You delight in their universe and are sad to...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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Formidable Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain does his best work with the sly satire rooted in history — and a recent Oscar nominee for foreign-language film. Gael García...