Not everyone has to be a film historian. But one of the reasons people are less critical of mediocre movies now, I'd argue, is because a lot of them haven't seen or aren't familiar with good movies…
So I take a few days off and can't resist pointing out this particularly silly take from The Wrap on the well-deserved promotions of Justin Chang and Peter Debruge as Variety's senior film critics…
Big money has always been part of the fascination with Hollywood. Two billion for "Avatar?" A cool million an episode for the "Friends" cast -- and almost twice that for Ray Romano on "Everybody…
Look, Conan O'Brien is a talented guy, and a likable guy. Which is why people have agents and managers — and why his account of "The Tonight Show" history is narrow and self-serving. O'Brien didn't…
Big media deals can create strange bedfellows.
After my earlier post about how Nikki Finke's website has been diluted by her recent hires, I fielded emails all day from people saying, "Have you heard from Nikki?" "Not her style," I said. "She'll…
Rielle Hunter said at the outset that people told her not to go on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." That turned out to be extremely good advice that went unheeded. "Oprah" is for wronged women, not…
UCLA and USC often engage in spirited competition.
At first glance, the idea of a reality show about the vibrant, still-randy residents of a retirement community sounds audacious given TV's tyrannical emphasis on younger demographics.
"Iron Man 2" isn't as much fun as its predecessor, but by the time the smoke clears, it'll do.
The ratings made it anything but a slam dunk, but I have to believe that a mix of undeniable quality and the imprimatur of exec producer John Wells were responsible for TNT's decision to order…