| 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...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:33 PM
CineMaryland, a television newsmagazine devoted to films and filmmaking in Maryland that has been available to local TV stations for 15 years, is going off the air.
"We had a run of over 15 years, but at the end, nobody was watching," said show host...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| 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&...
| Feb 1, 2011
Paging “Top Gear.” Who would have guessed that tall, stately and “posh” British actress Rosamund Pike is a bit of a “petrol head,” as they say in the UK? It's the sort of thing that comes up when you switch the...
| Mar 2, 2011
HBO, which once was wary of putting any of its content online, is now throwing everything on its shelves on HBO Go, its digital platform. The pay cable channel, which has about 30 million subscribers, is now making more than......
| Aug 17, 2011
BBC America rolls out "The Hour," a six-part thriller set in the 1950s, at 10 tonight. The first-rate cast includes Dominic West as a TV anchor, Romola Garai as a producer and Ben Whishaw as an ambitious journalist. The script mixes espionage, office...
| Aug 16, 2011
Wednesday's Highlights: 'Law & Order: U.K.' on BBC America...