| May 30, 2013
| 6:20 PM
"The Kings of Summer" is a coming-of-age story that keeps its humor as dry as the sunbaked days of its particular teen rebellion.
Consider that the primary father figure is the droll Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation." His laconic style...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola, whose latest film "The Bling Ring" screened at the Cannes and opens June 14 stateside, is this year's winner of the Crystal + Lucy Awards' Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.
The award is named after the...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
The TV season officially ends Wednesday night, and programmers quickly turn to summer scheduling. The top offerings as the season ends:
"Modern Family" concludes its season with a visit to Florida for the funeral of Phil's mother. The episode, at 9 p.m....
| May 20, 2013
| 6:42 AM
The Monday offerings include season finales, series finales, Maroon 5 (on "The Voice") and Mel Brooks (on PBS). The highlights:
If you love Brooks, you'll want to catch the "American Masters" profile at 9 p.m. on PBS. The main draw will be hearing...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:50 PM
The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 7:15 PM
"The Big C" was never going to surprise us with a happy ending. Even though the hard-hitting drama often was lighthearted as it charted high-school teacher Cathy Jamison's battle with stage IV melanoma, it never gave us false hope as her condition...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As we end another week, let's look forward. Time for coming attractions:
1. "Dancing With the Stars" will have contestants perform either the Viennese waltz or the paso doble for a prom-themed show at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC. Viewers can vote via Twitter...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Hold off from getting too excited here because this most likely won't apply to you. The Free preview weekend is only being offered to 20 million people, more specifically — Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York and Los Angeles and nationwide...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Spring is showering new and returning TV series, movies and specials upon viewers. Here's a calendar of upcoming shows. As is always the case, I will update as I learn about more.
Sunday, April 1
10 a.m. | "Ultimate Spider-Man," Disney XD (series...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Laura Linney continues her superb, award-winning portrayal of wife, mother, teacher and cancer patient Cathy in this sophomore round of the Showtime comedy-drama series.
Not only do Cathy and husband Paul (Oliver Platt) face a redefinition of their...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Not long after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine Clifford walked into her local Barnes and Noble with a simple request: "I'd like to see all of your humorous books about cancer."
The clerk shot her a dirty look: "That's sick."...