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  • Broadway Box Office: Bryan Cranston Goes 'All the Way' to the Top 10

    Bryan Cranston showed some presidential power at the Broadway box office last week, as his toplining stint in LBJ historical drama "All the Way" posted sales strong enough to land the title in the top 10 in the play's first week on the boards. The haul...
  • Barkhad Abdi, pirate leader in 'Captain Phillips,' treasures his nomination

     Barkhad Abdi, pirate leader in 'Captain Phillips,' treasures his nomination
    Hollywood loves a Cinderella story, and few have ever fit that shoe better than Barkhad Abdi. The actor, who played Somali pirate leader Muse in the Paul Greengrass film "Captain Phillips" to great acclaim, was born in Mogadishu. He recalls an idyllic...
  • Rob Reiner to Receive Chaplin Award from Film Society of Lincoln Center

    Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Gotham nonprofit that runs the New York Film Festival, has tapped Rob Reiner as the 2014 recipient of the org's 41st annual Chaplin Award. The multihyphenate will be honored for a body of work that includes helming...
  • Bowls: Super, Puppy, Kitten on Groundhog Day

    Bowls: Super, Puppy, Kitten on Groundhog Day
    The Super Bowl isn't the only game in television Sunday. But it will be the main event, because the NFL extravaganza is usually the year's most-watched telecast. The Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on Fox. Bruno Mars, a...
  • Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films
    Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order. This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...
  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?
    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

    2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises
    As in years past, the 2014 Academy Award nominations have proven controversial, featuring several notable snubs and surprises.   Snub: Inside Llewyn Davis was completely left out in all of the acting categories, despite the critically acclaimed...
  • February: Super Bowl, Olympics, 'Walking Dead'

    February: Super Bowl, Olympics, 'Walking Dead'
    The February ratings period starts today, and big events will transform the month into an unconventional sweeps. These ratings periods are the time for broadcasters to shine, but cable isn't taking it easy. The highlights include  guest stars plus...
  • On popular NPR podcast, hosts are up for 'Everything'

    On popular NPR podcast, hosts are up for 'Everything'
    On a frigid Monday morning this month, Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth of "How to Do Everything," their dizzyingly random, cult favorite of an advice podcast, gathered with producer Steven Tobiasz in an airy conference room in the corner of the National...
  • Oscars: Pros and Cons of the 9 Best Picture Nominees

    The Golden Globes, SAG, PGA and Critics Choice prizes were split among "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave." Big takeaway: Those three are strong Oscar best-picture contenders. The bigger takeaway: This year is not conforming to any...
  • 'Money Pit' Remake Part of NBC Pilot Orders

    NBC has given pilot orders to multi-camera comedies "The Money Pit," which is inspired by the Tom Hanks-Shelley Long film, and "The Fifth Wheel" from the "S**t People In L.A" viral video creators. "The Money Pit," about a newlywed couple who struggles...
  • Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuaron wins top honor for 'Gravity'

    Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuaron wins top honor for 'Gravity'
    Alfonso Cuaron won the Directors Guild of America’s award for directorial achievement in feature film for “Gravity,” the outer space survival story starring Sandra Bullock. "This is truly an honor and I'm humbled by it," Cuaron said as...