| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A handsome, polite young man arrives at the door of a modest, middle-class family in New Mexico saying he served in the military with their recently deceased son. They invite him in. Wouldn't anyone?
In "The Guest," such a seemingly innocuous setup sets...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
A Venn diagram of "Downton Abbey" watchers and lovers of '80s-era exploitation cinema might not show a big overlap, yet one of the many pleasures of director Adam Wingard's tough, fun thriller "The Guest" is seeing Matthew Crawley — er, British...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Believe Entertainment, which produces digital series like the animated "The LeBrons" and Jay Mohr's game show "Money Where Your Mouth Is," has secured financing from U.K. television broadcaster and producer ITV.
Specific financial terms of the deal...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney will be gracing the halls of Downton Abbey on television later this year.
But before you get too excited about what this news could mean -- will Clooney don his tux and roll around in a pigsty with Lady Mary? Or...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It's been almost two years since Dan Stevens' beloved "Downton Abbey" character, Matthew Crawley, met with an untimely end, and some die-hard fans of the PBS costume drama still may not quite be over it. But for the 31-year-old British actor, Crawley's...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PBS isn't always particularly nimble, which makes its speed in throwing together "Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special" something of an occasion. Not surprisingly, the resulting hour is warm and heartfelt, drawing extensively on an...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Dan Stevens has not been in many fights in his life. You’d never know it from “The Guest.”
In the immensely fun action-thriller, opening Wednesday, the 31-year-old English actor (“Downton Abbey”) transforms into David, a...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
The term “star-making turn” was invented for performances like Dan Stevens’ (“Downton Abbey”) in “The Guest.” He is chilling. He is clever. He is devious. As David, who uses his assertive...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Sitting poolside in a shaded veranda, Joanne Froggatt orders a green tea, her bright-blond hair loose and untied, trailing over her shoulders. It's a far remove from the mostly stoic, always-serving Anna Bates, her character on the PBS hit "Downton Abbey"...
| 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 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...