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  • Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Emmy Race

    It seems obvious to say, yet it's still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy -- and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated. That's reflected in this...
  • Costume Designer Janie Bryant on 'Mad Men's' Timeless Style

    A leggy starlet with a headful of hair-sprayed curls emerges from her convertible to welcome a grizzled, yet handsome man after his long flight. The message to "Mad Men" viewers watching the AMC show's season opener is clear: It sure didn't take long for...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Earns Intense Fanbase and Emmy Love

    "Downton Abbey" merits its best drama nom this year. Despite two previous nominations, the PBS period piece that broke the "Upstairs, Downstairs" mold has never won the Emmy in that competitive category. Season after season it compels: a combination of...
  • Is it Time to Expand the Emmys Best Drama Series Category to Ten Slots?

    Should the top drama category at the Emmys be expanded? The answer from many in the biz is a resounding yes. After all, we are living in a time of smallscreen riches. The elite competition has been so tough and so strong -- from AMC's gritty...
  • ‘Divergent’ Blu-ray: Theo James on Four’s brand of good-guy heroism

     
    The spring blockbuster “Divergent” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, bringing the first movie installment based on Veronica Roth's […]...
  • A life of endearment: Shirley MacLaine brings 80 years of memories to Segerstrom Center

    A life of endearment: Shirley MacLaine brings 80 years of memories to Segerstrom Center
    With her career spanning more than 50 feature films in more than 60 years in show business, Shirley MacLaine has dazzled audiences, met prime ministers, presidents and politicians, hung out with the Rat Pack and talked with His Holiness the Dalai Lama....
  • Review: 'My Old Lady' ★★

    Review: 'My Old Lady' ★★
    You can't complain about the cast in "My Old Lady" — Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas going at one another in high style — and the setting of Paris at its most atmospheric is charm itself. The film in question, however,...
  • 'Downton Abbey' star filming indie in Chicago

    'Downton Abbey' star filming indie in Chicago
    "Downton Abbey" star (and Evanston native) Elizabeth McGovern is in town along with "How I Met Your Mother's" Cobie Smulders shooting an independent feature, confirms Betsy Steinberg, who heads up the Illinois Film Office. "Unexpected," from Chicago...
  • London Theater Review: 'The Wolf from the Door' at the Royal Court

    At the village hall, the choirmaster brings news of a slight adjustment to the plan. "I've successfully equipped most of the choir with AK47s but I've had to plump for M16s for the altos because they have a tendency to get a bit flappy." Juxtaposing...
  • 'Walk Among the Tombstones' runs right into torture porn zone

    "A Walk Among the Tombstones" is the creepiest film I've seen in quite some time, and that's not meant as a compliment. This old-school thriller starring Liam Neeson as an unlicensed private investigator trying to right the world's wrongs has a very...
  • No, George Clooney isn't a wedding cheapskate (the in-laws are safe)

    No, George Clooney isn't a wedding cheapskate (the in-laws are safe)
    With George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin just around the corner, a couple of details and one big debunking have emerged. First the fake-out: A story about Alamuddin's parents "paying for most" of the wedding is not true, Gossip Cop reports...