| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:56 PM
"The Lego Movie" is expected to stack up plenty of cash in its box-office debut as it easily beats fellow new contenders "The Monuments Men" and "Vampire Academy."
The animated comedy based on the veteran toy brand could gross around $50 million in...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:26 PM
One nice thing about the contemporary world of comedy is its abundance of small gifts. You can thank the Internet for this; it may have destroyed bookstores and record stores and much else I hold/held dear, but it created the video version of the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Netflix's "House of Cards" garnered a lot of attention out of the gate last year because it was the first streaming series to equal in style and presentation the type of scripted dramas on HBO and AMC. "House of Cards" had a respected pedigree in star...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**** (out of four)
I know. Four stars for "The Lego Movie"?
Believe it. "The Lego Movie" is the funniest, most fun movie in (insert considerable amount of time), and I can't wait to see it again. By the way: It's written and directed by the guys who...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Accepting the fact that viewers cannot survive on luge and figure skating alone, NBC has launched digital spinoffs of some of its scripted series to satiate fans while its primetime schedule is dominated by the Sochi Olympics.
This month NBC will roll...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:27 PM
NBC is devoting its prime time to the Sochi Olympics for two weeks, but the network is keeping fans of four of its popular shows happy with new web series.
The network will stream four-part original web series of "Chicago Fire," "Parks and Recreation,"...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is set to appear on an upcoming episode of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" alongside stars Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Tweedy will guest star on the show some time in early spring, playing the former...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A few years ago in the New Yorker, Tina Fey, in an essay about her time as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” broke down the show's writing staff into two fundamental groups: “Harvard Boys and Improv People.” The latter (which...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:31 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Before you vacuum up the chip crumbs from the sofa and wipe down the seven-layer dip smears from the coffee table, catch the freshman comedy that swept the Golden Globes in a special post-Super Bowl slot Sunday night. Its low ratings...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Paramount has dated "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" for a Christmas opening -- the third title set for the holiday.
That day already sees Disney's Johnny Depp musical "Into the Woods" and the Angelina Jolie-directed World War II saga "Unbroken" from Universal....
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:22 PM
The Writers Guild of America honored Spike Jonze for his future-set love story "Her" with its award for original screenplay and Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," the true story of a hijacking at sea, for adapted screenplay on Saturday night. The awards...