| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Stupid but fun, "Escape Plan" takes place largely in a secret prison, a massive honeycomb of glass and steel where the black-clad guards sport masks out of "V for Vendetta" and the worst criminals in the universe have been collected, like trading cards,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Sylvester Stallone takes a few beatings and hunts for that one epic brawl with a bad guy, a guard played by Vinnie Jones. Arnold Schwarzenegger finally speaks his native German in a Hollywood film in long, deranged rant,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
One prevailing theory of the past awards season is that, having been overlooked for a directing Oscar nomination, Ben Affleck enjoyed a surge of industry goodwill and public indignation on his behalf that ultimately pushed "Argo" into the winner's circle....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"What Not To Wear" (TLC, Fridays). One of the greatest series on television begins its final season this week. I speak of course of the decade-old "What Not To Wear," based on an earlier British model, in which friendly yet acerbic, gentle but firm...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Larry David, who is on a break from his series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" — permanent or not, he will let you know — returns to HBO on Saturday with a full-on movie-type movie, "Clear History," in which he plays not his usual fictionalized self...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Clear History on HBO finds the “Mad Men” honcho Jon Hamm battling it out with Larry David. It’s been a while for Larry David fans. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star has taken his usual time between projects, this time exerting his...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The return of "Breaking Bad" is the TV event this weekend, a surprisingly busy one across the TV landscape.
I've reviewed "Breaking Bad" elsewhere, but it's a terrific hour with a memorable performance by Dean Norris as Hank, Walt White's anguished...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The character Larry David portrays in "Clear History," his new HBO movie, is very close to the version of himself he plays in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" -- only this guy impulsively threw away a fortune, instead of co-creating "Seinfeld" and making one. The...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Larry David, other stars and friends gathered at the Cinerama Dome to celebrate the premiere of HBO's "Clear History."
Like David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," actors improvised and there was no written dialogue in the script, which made directing a unique...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
"Sesame Street" is spoofing its fellow PBS show "Downton Abbey" on Feb. 4 with "Upside Downton Abbey."
As you can see in the clip above, the Dowager Countess and butler Mr. Carson are having some issues with the topsy turvy take on the British series....
| May 17, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Steve Carell, and therefore Michael Scott, did show up after all for "The Office" finale, as no one should ever have doubted, and was probably never in serious question, as often as that question had been raised over the last many months. Who spends seven...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The Office" will close its doors Thursday night after eight years and nine seasons.
That is not to say that Dunder Mifflin, the paper company in whose Scranton, PA, branch the series has largely been set, is itself going out of business. It's not...