| May 20, 2014
| 1:49 PM
TV shows used to end in one of two ways, neither of them pleasant, according to "House of Cards" show runner Beau Willimon. Either the series would end abruptly, like being hit by a car, or it would slowly decline and die, lost and forgotten, its audience...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
With documentaries, subject matter is often half the battle. Yet two interesting topics are mostly squandered in projects premiering on Sept. 23, with PBS' "The Boomer List" having little to say and Epix's "Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football"...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The slick, fast-paced "Plastic" is a guilty pleasure of a crime thriller involving an intrepid quartet of credit card-scamming young Brits. As mindless entertainment goes, it's a pretty watchable time-passer.
Based in part on a true story, the film...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
From Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" to GSN's "The American Bible Challenge," prolific producer Michael Davies has had no less than half a dozen series and pilots in the hopper at any given time during the past few years at his Sony Pictures TV-based...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Goodness gracious! It looks like "Downton Abbey" may be losing its luster.
The popular 1920s-set costume drama had its fifth season premiere Sunday night in the United Kingdom, attracting an audience of 8.4 million viewers to British broadcaster ITV. ...
| Jul 29, 2014
Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Think of it as the corset drama unlaced.
Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:37 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts remains the cornerstone of culture in Orange County.
The ever-constant devotion of a confederation of local guilds has, over some three-plus decades, provided a combination of enthusiastic moral and financial support....
| May 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Among the revelations about "Downton Abbey," producer Gareth Naeme shared that a Hollywood exec "who shall remain very nameless," predicted that the show would not find any takers in the U.S. when he was shopping it.
"It's mind-boggling to me that now we...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:22 PM
For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Amazon.com is now streaming Syfy's "Defiance" season one exclusively on Prime Instant Video, ahead of the second season's TV debut on June 19, continuing the Internet retailer's strategy of catering to binge-viewers playing catch-up.