| Sep 16, 2012
| 9:32 PM
In spite of its tendency to be rendered down to facile, generally wrong cartoons to protect children’s and patriots’ delicate sensibilities, history poses a filthy canvas. Those who choose to paint on it can hew to its boring conventions, as...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:31pm CT Dec. 21, 2012. There hasn't been so much interest in — and, in some cases, fear over — a date since 1999 and the impending approach of Y2K. Whether or not you believe in the supposed Mayan 2012 prediction that...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Terence Winter wound the spring tight in Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, each violent twist seeing a piece of Nucky Thompson’s East Coast criminal syndicate fall away and leaving the Atlantic City boss seemingly alone, friendless and on the lam from...
| Jul 11, 2013
Zero stars (out of four)
You know what? No.
I won't list a lot of the jokes in “Grown Ups 2” because pathetic cracks about Chia pets and “Droolio Iglesias” speak for themselves. I won't describe all the ways the characters mock...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Julianna Margulies, Jon Cryer, Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family," "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Walking Dead" were among the key snubs in major Emmy categories.
Margulies, who stars in CBS' "The Good Wife," was shut out of the lead actress in a drama...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Predicting the whims and quirks of Emmy voters isn't that hard. (For proof, see Exhibit A here. If that guy can do it, anyone can.) Still, Thursday's nominations produced a fair share of surprises and undoubtedly bruised a few egos. What's the fallout?...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The marketing of AMC's new drama, "Low Winter Sun," revolves around a moody black-and-white photo of lead actor Mark Strong and the show's tagline: "Good Man. Cop. Killer."
Just another player in the crowded genre of "Gee, it's tough to be a straight...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Ever wonder what Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man do when they're not scaring people? The animated hit Hotel Transylvania runs with this concept, taking place at a remote resort run by Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his daughter Mavis (Selena...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30 Heading into the holiday weekend, there's a range of titles to consider, including what sadly may be James Gandolfini's last movie role, in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. With Gandolfini's untimely death on June 19,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Formidable Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain does his best work with the sly satire rooted in history — and a recent Oscar nominee for foreign-language film. Gael García...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Remember the days when Pixar meant perfection? When you could count on its animation to amaze, its stories to sweep you up?
Or the smooth ride in "Cars"? The "Toy Story" pals whose friendship was anything but plastic? The love among the...