| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Getting a dual American premiere Saturday, via Discovery and Science Channel, "The Challenger Disaster" is a BBC-made TV movie about physicist Richard Feynman (William Hurt) and the investigation into the causes of the 1986 space shuttle explosion.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Joanne Whalley was born in Manchester, England, on this date in 1961. This birthday gal appeared as Vanozza Cantaneo on cable's "The Borgias" and recently played a recurring role on "Gossip Girl." She starred in the title role of the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Science Channel will enter the movie business with "The Challenger Disaster," a depiction of the Presidential Commission's investigation of the space shuttle catastrophe in 1986.
The movie will premiere at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
At a hearing of the presidential commission investigating the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman conducted an experiment of sorts in the media-packed room. The Caltech physicist and Nobel laureate clamped material from a shuttle O-...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Fall seasons don't only include the premieres of new series. New original movies usually abound, and Fall 2013 is no exception. Here are some of the Fall 2013 New Shows: Movies to check out over the next few months, from dramas to family films and more....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Showtime won't be giving us a real finale for "The Borgias," but show creator Neil Jordan has released an e-book equivalent, Showtime announced Tuesday.
"The Borgia Apocalypse: The Screenplay," now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and SmashWords and...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Showtime has opted not to go forward on period drama "The Borgias," announcing Wednesday that the show's June 16 season-ender will be its final episode.
The show, which chronicled the infamous dynastic family and was shot entirely on location in...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:19 PM
I was a fan of "The Borgias" during its first season, even though creator Neil Jordan occasionally got tripped up as he jumped from big-screen movies to writing a weekly TV series.
Based on the first four episodes of the new season, I'd say Jordan has...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:12 PM
As Pope Alexander VI’s daughter, Lucrezia Borgia enjoyed riches, money and, it turns out, a considerable amount of power for a woman in 15th century Italy.
That was one of the reasons British actress Holliday Grainger was excited about Season 2...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
L.A. Theatre Works moves from Skirball to UCLA...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Following its success with "The Tudors," Showtime found a smart follow-up in this saga of the family that didn't always use protocol - to put it mildly - in rising to the heights of power during the Renaissance era in Rome.
Jeremy Irons is well-cast as...