Journalists hate admitting to their errors, but one of mine found in the current edition of weekly Variety is instructive in getting a glimpse of how the sausage gets made. My latest column deals…
Adopting a '60s protest song lyric might sound like an overreach -- especially with actual protests around Wall Street and across the U.S. -- but something revolutionary does appear to be brewing at…
Based on a gut-wrenching true story, the clenched film chronicles serial killer Fred West and his strange relationship with Janet Leach, a court-appointed "appropriate adult" assigned to monitor his…
Disney's animated "Prep & Landing" special was one of TV's more pleasant holiday surprises of 2009, so there was some enthusiasm about the prospect of a sequel, subtitled "Naughty Vs. Nice," which…
Modeled after the panel shows of TV's infancy, "Would You Rather?" is a bit of loopy fun, even if it tests how charitably one wields the term "celebrity" in assembling participants to kick around…
Less a reimagining of "Peter Pan" than an elaborate cut-and-paste job, the only-fleetingly-spectacular "Neverland" weds J.M. Barrie's classic to elements from "Avatar" and "Star Wars," with dashes of…
There's an interesting if unintended scheduling juxtaposition on Thursday: "Weed Wars," a Discovery Channel series that focuses on a medical-marijuana dispensary in Oakland; and right before that on…
The preview screener for "Downton Abbey" is due shortly, and from a critical perspective, the follow-up to PBS' Emmy-winning miniseries can't arrive a moment too soon.
"The Take" offers the simple pleasure of Tom Hardy at his brutish, glowering best.
If half the battle in reality TV is unearthing colorful characters, "Weed Wars" already looks like a winner.