| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:47 AM
BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects — the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:54 PM
'Adventure Time' (Cartoon Network, Mondays). Pendleton Ward's splendiferous cartoon series begins its sixth season. (Which is not to say sixth year; it has been on the air only since 2010). By any standard of inventiveness, intelligence, imagination,...
| Nov 25, 2013
NEW YORK — Jefferson Mays, the extraordinary American actor at the core of the very witty new musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" cut his teeth doing the plays of August Strindberg with Anne Bogart. He was great in "Miss Julie" years...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:06 AM
LONDON -- Hercule Poirot, the meticulous, mustachioed detective invented by legendary crime writer Agatha Christie, is to rise again 38 years after his literary demise, in a new novel commissioned by the Christie estate.
The mystery, as yet untitled,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Tom Cruise is a tiny, annoying fellow. Jack Reacher is huge and taciturn. So aside from the plot, Christopher McQuarrie's "Jack Reacher" film — a decent actioner, but no "Bourne Identity" — has nothing to do with Lee Child's Reacher novels....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:35 PM
No other show in the history of television has journeyed as far and wide, as deep and high as the BBC's sci-fi classic "Doctor Who," which celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday.
Generations of fans have seen 11 incarnations of the Time Lord from...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:30 PM
SINGAPORE -- ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the sales and distribution arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has unveiled a number of digital distribution and format deals in Asia.
In Singapore it signed a multi-year output agreement with Mediacorp to...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
PARIS- International Emmy-winning "The Returned," the supernatural drama sold by Zodiak Rights, has snatched up France's 10th export prize for drama series, a nod handed out by French promo org TV France Intl..
"The Returned" (pictured above) - sold to...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Prior to the early 1990s, J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls" was widely regarded as a conventional Edwardian thriller, much in the Agatha Christie mode, wherein a mysterious police inspector calls on a wealthy Yorkshire family after the suicide of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Fox is taking a trip on the Orient Express, closing deals for a remake of Sidney Lumet's 1974 detective drama "Murder on the Orient Express" with Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg on board to produce.
Scott is not directing and no writers...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Writer-director John Michael McDonagh and actor Brendan Gleeson made a big international splash with 2011′s "The Guard," a terrifically entertaining action-comedy that offered little indication of the depths of humor, compassion, despair and grace...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...