There certainly hadn't been anything like "Hill Street Blues" when it debuted on NBC in January 1981, at a time when police shows were four acts of clear-cut bad guys and one usually heroic…
It was a night of triumph for the underdogs. Twenty-five years ago, Emmy voters handed out nearly a dozen awards to two groundbreaking series that were set in gritty urban workplaces and populated by…
If "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" exec producer Rene Balcer's experience as a journalist gave him anything for his job now, it's a nose for narrative.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
While it gets harder for viewers to remember a time when a gritty procedural such as "Law & Order" was something new, for actor Chris Noth -- part of the skein's original cast -- that 1990 debut…
One feel-good perk of Oscar season is the praise often bestowed upon actors with solid resumes and familiar faces who often toil without immediate name recognition.
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe knew what he was up against when he stepped into the role of the Chairman in Rob Marshall's film adaptation of the bestselling novel "Memoirs of a Geisha."
For an actress used to exhaustive martial-arts action -- the genre in which she first came to global prominence through such films as "Supercop" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" -- succumbing to…
When Ziyi Zhang saw "Memoirs of a Geisha" for the first time recently, she says she unexpectedly became geisha Sayuri again, watching her life story unfold -- from servant waif to a kimono-sporting…
Musicals have a long and glorious Oscar history through all the genre's ups and downs, going all the way back to picture winner "Broadway Melody of 1929" and continuing through top prize winners "An…
The popularity of biopics with the Academy is unceasing -- from "Disraeli" to "Cleopatra" to "The Pride of the Yankees" and up to "A Beautiful Mind," "Ray" and "The Aviator." Literary portraits alone…