| 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 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 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 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 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 19, 2013
| 3:19 PM
It was a sweet year to be a TV critic. Some of us have been shouting into the wind for years, but finally and yet somewhat miraculously, television is being acknowledged as a legitimate and ascendant art form.
Books were published, panels held,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
XLrator Media has picked up North American rights to "The Scribbler," a sci-fi actioner starring a number of familiar TV faces and gearing up for a theatrical run in the fall.
Katie Cassidy ("Arrow") toplines a cast that also includes Michelle...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Earlier this year, Google revamped the comments section of YouTube, integrating it with its Google+ social network. And now, more than 47,000 people are petitioning YouTube to revert the comments section to its original form.
The petition, hosted on...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"The Sopranos" reunited Thursday night to honor wounded veterans and James Gandolfini's contribution to service members' lives.
The HBO show's writer and exec producer, David Chase, introduced the inaugural James Gandolfini Award at the Wounded Warrior...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Netflix has set the premiere date for season 2 of drama "Lilyhammer," with Steven Van Zandt reprising his role as a mob hit man relocated to the Norwegian hinterlands.
All eight one-hour episodes of the drama will be available Dec. 13 to customers in the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Going into Sunday's Emmy telecast, all eyes are on "Breaking Bad." It's picked up a slew of acting awards during its five-season run and is this year's odds-on favorite for drama series; as the show moves toward its Sept. 29 finale, its ratings have...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:05 PM
One of James Gandolfini's final films is coming to theaters in September.
"Enough Said," Nicole Holofcener's romantic dramedy that stars the late "Sopranos" actor as a romantic lead, will open in limited release on Sept. 20, studio Fox Searchlight said...