Today in show business news: History is doing a miniseries about Houdini with TV actor Adrien Brody, Julie Taymor gets her Spider-Man money, and fans of Zack Morris can rejoice.
Today in show business news: Emma Roberts has joined the Ryan Murphy family, CBS hires a Bad Teacher, and a glimpse of the next Vince Vaughn movie.
I've been something of a Terrence Malick apologist in the past, explaining to detractors why the plodding pace of The New World is just right, why the long origins-of-the-universe segment of Tree of Life is a vital burst of genius, but I'm afraid I'm out of excuses with To the Wonder.
Two days after the Internet became aware of their godawful and actually racist collaboration, "Accidental Racist," we've been given the duo's second joint, the love tune "Live for You." Love songs are perfectly nice and harmless, right?
Fifteen new episodes of the beloved show will debut on the streaming site on May 26, an event that has many excited, yes, but many worried, too. What if it's not as good?
The season six premiere attracted 3.4 million viewers, meaning that more people watched Wife Swap last week than watched Mad Men Sunday night.
It seems that country singer Brad Paisley is having an identity crisis. See, he's from the South and he's proud of that, but one time a (presumably black, possibly invented for the purposes of storytelling) Starbucks employee was not a fan of his Confederate flag T-shirt. So he's written a song called "Accidental Racist."
The most richly satisfying comedy on television, Veep is an assured, but manic, delight. And it benefits hugely from the second season settle, when a show has worked out the kinks and can truly hit the ground running come premiere time.
Last night, after trotting out Carrie Underwood in some misguided attempt to remind us why we watch Idol in the first place, the awful, terrible, vain and aggravating Lazaro survived — either to keep us watching before he gets bumped off next week, or because this is really where America's at right now. Voting for dreadful Lazaro.
Now that it's official that Jimmy Fallon will take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next February, it's time to start thinking about what it all means for the entertainment powers-that-program-NBC are shifting form an old yukkity-yuk to a hip R.A. Well, if anything it shows us this generation is, for better or worse, getting the Tonight Show host it deserves. Just as the last one did.
One show's third season came to an end last night while another's began, but if we're trading gore for lore, that tradeoff might just work.
Prepare yourselves! HBO's blood 'n' boobs 'n' Baratheons fantasy series returns on Sunday night, meaning the long wait of the superfans is nearly over. And based on what we've already seen, that wait was worth it — and the third season is a thrill.
Unfolding like a juicy, sprawling novel, Derek Cianfrance's expertly pitched melodrama trades in a haunted feeling of inexorability and the regret that follows. A deeply felt, classically tinged saga, The Place Beyond the Pines is, for my money, so far the best film of 2013.
Richard Lawson: Manically scrolling through the comments section on National Review Online and Fox Nation and, occasionally, less one-sided outlets has taken up a lot of my idle (and, yes, some working) time this week. Boy do people have a lot of awful things to say about gay marriage!
The popular but slightly faded FX comedies The League and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will move over to FXX (the double X, as I'm sure we'll all soon be calling it) to help get things started and attract advertisers, and then a new spate of programming will begin. So what's the reasoning behind this? Let's speculate.
Today in famous person news: LiLo and KStew have become pals, Amanda Bynes took a trip to Times Square, and Maria Shriver hasn't taken down her Christmas lights yet.
Though the not-going-away-apparently trend of 3D movies is largely an irksome one, prizing cheap aesthetics over anything else, there are times when it can be used for good. Such is the case with Jurassic Park 3D, which is being released on Friday.
If you're showing up late to Game of Thrones, you have only a little time to prepare for the third season premiere this Sunday. To aid you in your epic journey, we've put together a little primer to help you understand what you're watching in the first two seasons without having to read the damn books.
In the coming days, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on both a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and to California's Proposition 8. In a very real way, we could see the beginning of the end of the marriage equality struggle this week. Here's a look at what's next, because within that optimism there is also some confusion.
In a column in today's issue of Yale Daily News, Will Portman writes about his coming out process, the one that led to his father, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, to supporting same-sex marriage. The younger Portman's column is clear and concise, though it raises more questions about how his father sought to publicly portray this ideological shift.
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