| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Twenty years after they permanently lowered the bar on broad and dumb character comedies, Lloyd and Harry are back, "Dumb and Dumber" than ever in "Dumb and Dumber To."
And within moments of the opening credits, you may find yourself overcome with...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:39 AM
"Terminator: Genisys," the fifth film in the blockbuster sci-fi franchise, isn't scheduled to hit theaters until July 2015, and if there's one thing its predecessors taught us, it's that the future is uncertain.
But even though "Genisys" is months...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Sarah Silverman was one of the many comedians to mourn the loss of Joan Rivers early last month, so it's only fitting that she would play the pioneering personality during her first hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" this week.
In the skit, Silverman...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:28 PM
With Chris Rock as host and Prince as musical guest, "Saturday Night Live" this weekend earned its highest ratings since February, according to early Nielsen numbers.
The NBC show averaged a household rating of 4.9/12 in Nielsen's 54 metered markets and...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:49 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Never, ever watch all 56 Rick Scott ads in a row.
Since I'm suddenly such a fountain of wisdom, avoid the temptation to curl up with some popcorn, YouTube and the 27 commercials that Charlie Crist has cut.
With this $100 million...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:34 AM
It is remarkable in this celebrity-obsessed age that it has taken so long to receive a full-length biography of Phil Hartman.
Given the heat of his fame — in the 1980s and '90s he was a bright star of "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons" (his...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:52 PM
A diverse slate of series ranging from a Civil War drama to a satire of New Age yoga culture will highlight Amazon Studio's first pilot season lineup for 2015. The projects come from a variety of top producers including Ridley Scott ("Alien"), Carlton...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It was just after 11:30 a.m. when Aaron Sorkin rose from the hulking leather club chair in his office to light a cigarette and announce his retirement from television.
The man known for dexterous, incisive dialogue was taking a break from the throes...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The week's highlights include the "Castle" wedding (finally), the last "Blacklist" on Monday, a "Voice" expansion (it's the November sweeps!) and a "Shark Tank" celebration.
The Top 20 perform on "The Voice," which offers viewers five...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:11 PM
I wrote this review for Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" on the Red Line to my cubicle job in the South Loop. I wrote it on a plane to a conference in Nashville, Tenn. I wrote it in the car, waiting for my 6-year-old son to finish school. I kept trying to...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:09 AM
As Thomas Wolfe once wrote (and I believe I'm accurate here): You can go home again despite the fact your new sitcom on Fox just pulled a 0.7/2 rating among viewers 18 to 49, attracting 1 million fewer eyeballs than your lead-in, a "Family Guy" repeat. Of...