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  • Bertie Carvel gives his all as 'Matilda's' demonic Miss Trunchbull

    Bertie Carvel gives his all as 'Matilda's' demonic Miss Trunchbull
    NEW YORK — Miss Agatha Trunchbull, headmistress of Crunchem Hall school, hates pigtails. They're good only to serve as handles by which she can toss a rebellious child into the air — a feat this one-time Olympic hammer-throwing champion...
  • Today's seniors enjoying a new Golden Age of Hollywood

    Today's seniors enjoying a new Golden Age of Hollywood
    Many of today's seniors had the good fortune of growing up in the Golden Age of Hollywood, when anyone could pay a nickel or a dime to see their matinee idols shoot 'em up in a Western, dance on air in a musical, solve a mystery or fall in love. After...
  • 'Downton Abbey: Seasons One & Two Limited Edition Set'

    'Downton Abbey: Seasons One & Two Limited Edition Set'
    One of the biggest international television sensations of recent years combines its first two rounds on home video, as Emmy-winning writer Julian Fellowes' saga combines factual and fictional elements in an "Upstairs, Downstairs"-style scenario about...
  • At Lifeline Theatre, a proud production of Jane Austen

    At Lifeline Theatre, a proud production of Jane Austen
    OK, "Call me Ishmael" is punchier. But the first sentence of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" ("It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife") is right up there in the Famous...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Julian Fellowes

    The Sunday Conversation: Julian Fellowes
    British film hyphenate Julian Fellowes, 61, who won an original screenplay Oscar for "Gosford Park," returns to early 20th century England for the script of his latest TV drama, "Downton Abbey." The four-episode series about life on a great country...
  • Martin Baum dies at 86; Hollywood agent represented A-list talent

    Martin Baum dies at 86; Hollywood agent represented A-list talent
    Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has...
  • PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack British actress on stage, screen and television Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...
  • 'Harry Potter' Finale Passes $1 Billion Box Office Mark

    'Harry Potter' Finale Passes $1 Billion Box Office Mark
    LOS ANGELES (The Wrap) -- Continuing its record-breaking run, Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the first in the series--and just the ninth film in...
  • TV weekend: ‘Downtown Abbey’ season finale; stellar ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Walking Dead’; ‘Simpsons’ hits 500 episodes

     
    What's the best show on TV? I get that question a lot, and these days I answer “Breaking Bad.” But that AMC drama isn't offering new episodes now. Neither is my runner-up: “Homeland” on Showtime. Even so, three of the best dramas...
  • ‘Birdsong,’ Eddie Redmayne could appeal to ‘Downton Abbey’ fans

     
    TV movies and miniseries have fallen out of vogue on the broadcast networks, but "Masterpiece" still delivers stylish, dramatic fare. And the PBS mainstay has so much more to offer beyond "Downton Abbey."...
  • Golden Globes: Cable shows dominate TV nominations

     
    Showtime's "Homeland," which didn't received any nominations for the SAG Awards, got some redemption Thursday when the nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The terrorism thriller was among...
  • Golden Globes salute ‘Homeland,’ ‘Boss,’ ‘New Girl’; what are the likely winners?

     
    You have to hand it to the Golden Globes. The awards do take notice of the new fare on television, and that was again true when this year's nominations were announced this morning. Although the Golden Globes are mainly read for signals about the Oscar...