| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
You may have heard or read or woke up suddenly thinking that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television. Some call it the platinum age, which sounds a little too Rodeo Drive to me. But let them have their fun.
Most of this new golden/platinum age...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Steven Van Zandt knows his way around the underworld. For six seasons on "The Sopranos," he played Silvio Dante, the consigliere to crime boss Tony Soprano who obediently carried out his orders with a distinctive glower.
But these days the actor is...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:55 AM
NEW YORK — Most media moguls spend their time building empires.
Time Warner Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes has spent the last several years dismantling one.
Gone is AOL, the online platform that acquired Time Warner in 2000 in a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:51 AM
After the coffee. Before pretending to do important things today.
The Skinny: Caught a classic episode of "The Sopranos" last night. I think everyone anointing "Breaking Bad" the greatest drama ever needs to revisit Season 1 "The Sopranos." Friday's...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
When actors vote for awards, you can be sure of two things: They're going to love movies with sprawling casts (more parts = more work!) and showy roles that require physical transformation will typically beat subtler performances.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Barkhad Abdi had never acted before, but his portrayal of a Somali pirate in "Captain Phillips," which on Wednesday earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination for supporting actor, was drawn from his years living in the dangerous Horn of Africa, where...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Christopher Evan Welch, a versatile actor whose work ranged from New York stage productions of Shakespeare to the role of the narrator in Woody Allen's 2008 film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," died Dec. 2 in Santa Monica, his publicist said. He was 48 and...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
From the moment it premiered, Showtime's high-stakes, wildly ambitious spy thriller "Homeland" was not so much discussed as it was anointed. It was the first drama to both embody post-9/11 anxiety and serve as a master class in acting, a narrative high-...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Do you need closure?
Then the following story may disappoint.
It will leave you with few answers, only questions. It will frustrate you, entice you with its potential, and then, just when you think you're seeing an act of resolution, it will simply,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Google has inked a deal with HBO to make several shows available on its TV service, Google Play, in the U.K., extending a pact in the U.S. announced in October.
Shows covered by the deal include "Game of Thrones," "Boardwalk Empire," "True...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The late Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini will be presented with a posthumous tribute by Steve Buscemi at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards.
The awards ceremony takes place Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.