| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:21 AM
The broadcast networks were shut out of the best TV drama category when nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning.
FX's "American Horror Story" is the only non-pay-cable series to make the cut, joining Starz's...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Sorry, I tried my best to not doze off during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. There were a few interesting moments (Seth Rogen concealing his erection, the clever acceptance speech from the folks at Modern Family, every Elton John...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:43 AM
British comedy star Rowan Atkinson turns his pseudo-James Bond loose again in this sequel that isn't consistently funny but still has its moments ... especially one involving the star and a too-adjustable chair.
The banished English is brought back...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:39 PM
When the Disney folks decided to drop the last two words from the title “John Carter of Mars,” they were left with the blandest, least informative name of any big-budget film in living memory. Sure, “Shrek” and “Forrest Gump&...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 10:35 AM
In BBC America's absorbing series, "The Hour" (9 p.m. Aug. 17; 3.5 stars), a group of TV journalists in 1956 London launches a new kind of BBC news program (think a live "60 Minutes") that hopes to report honestly about—not to—the British...
| Aug 30, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Last week's “The Apparition” contained an alarming lack of skill. So “The Awakening” represents a certain corrective because it disturbs for reasons other than nearly everyone involved in the horror movie not...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 5:48 PM
There's probably some great psychology/sociology book out there that analyzes why we like ghost stories, why they appear in nearly every culture, and why they're generally the first horror concept each culture develops. Presumably it has something to do...
| Dec 3, 2008
With Punisher: War Zone, Thomas Jane, the actor with two first names and little acting talent, looks like the smartest guy in the room. He didn't return to the vigilante film series after making one awful movie four years ago.
To re-boot the DOA Punisher...
| Dec 4, 2007
Promos for the final season of "The Wire" have been circulating online for a few weeks, and now HBO has made it official.
The fifth and last season of the acclaimed series will premiere on HBO Sunday, Jan. 6. The show will continue to follow the...
| Dec 30, 2007
Writing about the past four seasons of HBO's The Wire has been one of the great pleasures of this job. But reviewing the fifth and final season, which begins next Sunday on the premium cable channel, is more of a mixed blessing.
It's not that the...
| Jan 4, 2008
The problem with praising the new season of "The Wire" is twofold: First, dozens of critics (this one included) went on and on last year, pointing out how it's one of the best, if not the best, drama ever brought to life on television. Not much more to...