| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In this age of instant cinematic gratification, you can log on to Netflix, push the "play" icon, and watch … your own backyard.
The Netflix offerings that you can "Watch Instantly" span the globe, the entire history of moviemaking, and every...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"TO SUCCEED in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence." -- Mark Twain
WELL, the Golden Globe nominations are out, and as usual, some things don't make sense. But I suppose that's the fun of it, yes?
"Birdman" is nominated in the "comedy"...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:32 AM
"Forever" — I was initially unconvinced by this police procedural featuring New York Medical Examiner Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), 200-year-old Brit who, for mysterious reasons, can neither die nor age.
But the appealing presences of Gruffudd...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Hugh Jackman officially returned to Broadway on Sunday for the first time in three years, though the theatrical vehicle he chose this time around is about as far from a traditional crowd-pleaser that an audience full of rowdy "X-Men" fans can get.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:45 AM
We all love the movies, but it's worth pointing out that 10 of the 25 Golden Globes Awards go to television shows. Standout episodic series introduced in summer and fall can take home trophies in January, a full six months before Emmy nominations are even...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:23 PM
No one on TV does adultery better than Dominic West.
That’s what I kept thinking as I watched the first episode of “The Affair,” a 10-part series premiering on Showtime at 10 p.m. Sunday.
There are deeper things to think about in...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Want to watch something really scary? Want to see something on television that's practically guaranteed to keep you and your spouse awake, lying rigidly next to each other in bed and attentive to clues about whether anything wicked is lurking outside your...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Football, great actors and daring stunts figure in this weekend's highlights:
Previews for "The Walking Dead" reveal that this weekend's episode, "Slabtown," gives an update on the missing Beth (Emily Kinney). AMC's preview reads: "We get to meet a whole...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic.
Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
On Thursday night, the New York branch of the Paley Center for Media hosted an unprecedented reunion in honor of HBO's "The Wire," routinely lauded as one of the greatest shows in TV history. Returning castmates included John Doman, Wendell Pierce,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WE MAY not know why we need Nicolas Cage, but plainly we do. The hyperactive one-man train wreck is the dude we all want to spend our last 24 hours with before a nuclear war. Because retaining dignity sure won't be much of an issue then."