| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:57 PM
On a recent Friday night, Hollywood Casino in Perryville whooped, shrieked and fluttered with the shrill din of thousands of slot machines at full blast. Crowds flitted from shiny penny slots to $1 machines, hoping to hit it big, or simply spend a night...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 10:21 AM
Summer provides the ideal cover for dipping into what used to be called "drive-in fare" — exploitation bottom-feeders with grossly misleading posters, gorgeous bodies and itty-bitty heads. Besides, in a few short weeks, fall will be here and we'll...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:09 AM
The Chase brother worth rooting for — no, not the handsome one with the blank look stapled to his face — will finally get his payday. With the help of Andrew Dice Clay, Johnny Drama stood up to the network and made them cave to their actors'...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Families of the world, unite. It's safe to return to the television, together.
For years, television has been criticized by many for being too violent, too sex-obsessed, too adult. The official "family viewing hour" disappeared in 1977, and by the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In this year's Emmy race, "Orange Is the New Black" embodies the most important change in television in recent years.
No, not Netflix. Women.
"Orange," with multiple-nominee "House of Cards," does give Netflix an Atlas-like stance over the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:11 PM
When E.T., the extraterrestrial, and his human chum Elliott reached across the cosmos to share a luminous touch of the fingertips, Anthony Goldschmidt was the unseen hand that brought them together.
Goldschmidt also was on the job when Thelma and Louise...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In much the same way that dramas like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "The Sopranos" made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With the 20th anniversary of the White Bronco chase causing the O.J. Simpson trial to loom large in the rear-view mirror, a brief word about the football star's last, still-unseen TV pilot, "Frogmen."
As I detailed in a fairly exhaustive 2000 piece about...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:49 AM
"Neighbors,"the frat boys vs. family raunchfest starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, partied to a very hearty $51 million in its box office opening this weekend.
Universal's R-rated comedy knocked off "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which was second with $37....
| May 6, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Ladies and gentleman, unleash your hoop skirts! Big ball gowns, super-long tailcoats and a return to formalwear were on full display at Monday night's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City.
The Met Gala honored...