| Sep 2, 2013
| 11:12 AM
NEW YORK — John Gallagher Jr. was at a media screening of his new movie "Short Term 12" a few weeks ago when a man came up to him with a critique of his series TV character, journalist Jim Harper of "The Newsroom."
"You know, you're a terrible...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The producers of "Closed Circuit" made a mark in espionage films with their Oscar nominee "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." For their new film, they hired veteran screenwriter Steven Knight, the creator of the gritty underworld of "Eastern Promises" and the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
When "The Newsroom" premiered on HBO in June 2012, its opening credits, in which black and white images of Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow and David Brinkley floated across the screen to soaring theme music, signaled the high-minded ambitions of its...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In “Election Night, Part 1,” the penultimate episode of Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, it is, indeed, election night 2012, the culmination of two largely wasted years of presidential campaigning, with Barack Obama soon to hand Mitt Romney his...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
“The Newsroom” Season 2 finale tied up so many loose ends, it looked like there wasn’t going to be a Season 3.
But fortunately for fans of the HBO political drama, the show will return next year, Emmy nominee Jeff Daniels (who plays...
| Sep 9, 2013
Some six months before the Oscars, nomination forecasters have already asked “Short Term 12” star Brie Larson if she’s picked out her dress.
“I’ve already picked out my wedding dress,” the actress deadpans about the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As if conceding the first season harbored a serious structural flaw, "The Newsroom" returns with a flashback framing device to help explain its we-told-you-so leaps into the near past -- in the second season's case, to a stretch beginning in 2011...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Join "The Newsroom" star Olivia Munn and Times staff writer Patrick Kevin Day on Friday at noon for a discussion of the HBO series, which returns for its second season July 14.
Munn plays Sloan Sabbith, a socially awkward financial analyst with "News...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Join "The Newsroom" star Olivia Munn and Times staff writer Patrick Kevin Day today at noon PDT for a discussion of the HBO series, which returns for its second season July 14.
The Aaron Sorkin-created series is unique in that it tackles real-life...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Much as producer-writer Aaron Sorkin used the White House as a platform to address various issues on "The West Wing," so he does with a fictional cable news network in this superbly acted HBO drama series.
Jeff Daniels has what could prove to be his...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:47 PM
In its second episode, "The Newsroom" heightens the romantic comedy between a cynical anchor (Jeff Daniels) and his former lover and new executive producer (Emily Mortimer). Series creator Aaron Sorkin forces the earnest producer to lecture her staff, a...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Matthew Grimm I want to like Aaron Sorkin’s latest exercise in being America’s conscience. I want to like The Newsroom because Emily Mortimer’s eyes melt my soul and because, in an age where Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have become...