| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Chris Albrecht worked the crowd with confidence at Starz's first-ever investor day presentation in November. The CEO summoned his roots as a standup comic with a breezy anecdote about his previous job at HBO, recounting how Steven Spielberg and Tom...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
CBS has set premiere dates for its summer event series "Under the Dome" and "Extant," with the latter newbie slated for Wednesday.
There had been some thought that CBS would stack the two dramas, both produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television. But...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Nancy Tellem | Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital media
The veteran CBS...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
For Disney, 2014 will be a big year, with a fresh crop of comicbook heroes ready to take on the box office in anticipation of 2015′s "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." August 1 sees the release of space adventure "Guardians of the Galaxy," and for the...
| Jan 1, 2014
Movies operate differently from plays. Tracy Letts knows and appreciates this point. There are things that the new film of "August: Osage County" can do that his Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After making his feature directorial debut in 2011 with his fierce, unsparing adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," Ralph Fiennes is in the director's chair once again for "The Invisible Woman," which opens Christmas Day.
Based on the book by Claire...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The faces might be browner, the language might be different and the clothing is probably more colorful.
But the bent backs and weary expressions found in the agricultural fields around Salinas, Calif., still evoke the same compassion and empathy that...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Pound for pound, the relatively few members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. are some of the most powerful folks in show business come award season. Snicker all you want, but even if the Golden Globe Awards handed out by the HFPA don't match the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:30 PM
An SRO crowd formed a spontaneous love-in for the great film and TV offerings of 2013 at Friday's AFI Awards luncheon, but the biggest reactions were reserved for clips of "Game of Thrones" (the Red Wedding) and "Breaking Bad" (the series finale).
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A year ago, Steven Spielberg was front and center with "Lincoln," a critical and box office success and an awards season mainstay. Since then, the director has taken his time settling on a new project, experiencing a few false starts and leaving his...