| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The empire of mobster Mickey Cohen (played by Sean Penn in top surly, snarling form) is targeted by an elite team of 1940s Los Angeles cops in this stylishly staged saga.
Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling play the lawmen selected by the city's police chief...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before listening to another media investment conference.
The Skinny: I was watching "Brooklyn DA," the CBS documentary series, Tuesday night, hoping for a crossover episode with the cast of "Girls," but no such luck. Tuesday's...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:33 PM
"Now You See Me," which opens Friday, is a caper thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Oscar-winners Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. The film is about an FBI agent and an Interpol detective on the hunt for a team of young illusionists...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The desk of ITV Studios' topper Kevin Lygo is bare apart from a DVD of the first season of "Mr Selfridge" (pictured above), the period drama the studio produced, starring Jeremy Piven as the American entrepreneur who transformed British shopping habits...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:42 PM
"The Killing "(AMC, Sundays). That "The Killing" would return was not at all clear at the end of its previous season; viewers grumbled that two seasons was too long to follow a case that in the context of the series took only as many days to resolve as...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
In the crafty Florida-set "Sun Don't Shine" the sun shines plenty, but this is no day-tripping excursion to the beach, or Disney World.
This is another Florida. First-time feature filmmaker Amy Seimetz, who has acted plenty (on TV's "The Killing," and...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Spring is showering new and returning TV series, movies and specials upon viewers. Here's a calendar of upcoming shows. As is always the case, I will update as I learn about more.
Sunday, April 1
10 a.m. | "Ultimate Spider-Man," Disney XD (series...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:56 AM
The Oscar race isn't getting any easier to predict.
This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press unveiled their nominees for the best in film and television in 2011. And while this small group of media generally has little influence over the Oscars, it's...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Someday, someone's going to make a film called "Easy Money" or its equivalent and its characters will encounter zero trouble en route to massive wealth and endless sunshine on a beach somewhere.
Meantime we have this "Easy Money," from Sweden and based...
| May 10, 2012
| 9:05 PM
Mary O'Hara's popular novel "My Friend Flicka," a beloved, coming of age family classic about a rider's passionate connection with a wild horse — has enchanted children and adults for more than 70 years.
And now, the next chapter of the saga...
| Jun 14, 2012
"Lola Versus" is a comic case study of a yearlong emotional meltdown for an about-to-turn-30, angsty, artsy New Yorker. While that might not sound entertaining, it is made so by star Greta Gerwig, who inhabits Lola with an endearing ease.