| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:06 AM
"Tonight we take care of all family business." -- MacKenzie McHale
"The Newsroom" began "News Night with Will McAvoy," the fifth episode of its second season, by trying to humanize its central figure, as we saw Will ignoring a phone call from his...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:01 AM
"No one is ever going to believe us again." — Mackenzie McHale
"The Newsroom" began the last third of its second season with Don facing Rebecca and the ACN legal team, pleading with them to recognize the absurdity of why they were all there.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago and the awards won't be announced for another month. But let's take a wild stab at predicting the winners anyway. Not that this group is that hard to read. SAG voters have...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The three solo performance pieces being presented on separate bills at the Kirk Douglas Theatre — Luis Alfaro's "St. Jude," Roger Guenveur Smith's "Rodney King," and Trieu Tran's "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" — haven't much in common stylistically....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It's been almost 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels took their ill-fated road trip to Aspen, Colo., in "Dumb & Dumber."
Since then Daniels' career stock has risen, with the actor playing a number of more intelligent men including his current...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Acceptance speeches at Hollywood awards shows aren't usually noted for their high-brow references or even basic coherence. But when Jeff Daniels won an Emmy Award on Sunday for his lead role in the HBO series "The Newsroom," he paid tribute to the late...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Everyone knows Sunday's 65th Primetime Emmys did great ratings, right? Not so fast.
Amid tough competition — "Breaking Bad"! "Dexter" finale! Da Bears! — the three-hour awards show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris vaulted over withering...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Two-time Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda has been named the recipient of the American Film Institute's 42nd Life Achievement Award. The award will be presented at a gala tribute on June 5.
Her father, actor Henry Fonda, was the AFI Life Achievement...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Michiel Huisman ("World War Z," "Treme"), W. Earl Brown ("The Lone Ranger"), Gaby Hoffman and Kevin Rankin have joined Reese Witherspoon in Fox Searchlight's "Wild," which has started shooting in Oregon.
"Dallas Buyers Club" helmer Jean-Marc Vallee is...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Welcome to the week 5 Take the Points column. This is a tremendous week for college football, and I can't wait to sit back and watch the action unfold. I'm closing on a house tomorrow and I've spent this entire week doing annoying busywork, so there's...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The suspense is laboriously built up in the Geffen Playhouse production of "Wait Until Dark," a freshly adapted version of Frederick Knott's 1966 play that gave rise a year later to the movie with Audrey Hepburn as a blind Greenwich Village pixie beset by...