The weekend brought two interesting pieces about the state of the superhero movie, following up my earlier analysis on the form's underwhelming performance this summer at the boxoffice. The New York…
If sunlight really is the best disinfectant, there's a counterintuitive case to be made for broadcast networks giving up their silly tap-dance and shelving the ban against paying for interviews.
Symbolically speaking, it was extremely important that Oprah Winfrey — the actual person — showed up to plug the Oprah Winfrey Network — the struggling Winfrey/Discovery co-venture — on Friday at the…
Two series hardly constitute a pattern, but Lifetime's latest original dramas both sip from the same tepid pool: A female detective, balancing work and family.
Other than issuing the guttural battle cry "ThunderCats -- Ho!" without a hint of double entendre, odds are few remember much from this 1980s children's artifact.
Ever see an actor take a role and think, "Really? He's willing to do that?" That was the reaction watching Danny Glover play a medieval version of Captain Ahab in the Syfy original movie "Age of…
In my latest column I talk a bit about the changing nature of the TV Critics Assn. tour, which begins this week. Here are a few more thoughts — and some helpful history — about that event, which now…
Someone with knowledge of Buddhism was trying to explain the notion of planning weddings or funerals around "auspicious dates." Asked whether she really believed it, she paused. "Better to be safe,"…
The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz has a story about how ABC has quietly backed away from the process of paying for interviews, after taking considerable criticism for the practice, particularly in…
Extremists are called extremists for a reason. No religion has cornered the market, sadly, on inspiring the occasional lunatic to behave like a psychopathic nutball in its name. Still, Fox News…
Several years ago, Lachlan Murdoch strode the floor at the NATPE convention like he owned the place, which at the time he sort of did.