In today’s hyper-caffeinated age, precious little lives up to its hype. But the “Breaking Bad” finale — perhaps appropriately — got the chemistry just right. From the first frame to the last on a…
The Music Never Stopped
About halfway through this year's Emmy Awards, it became clear that the producers were sort of irritated they had to interrupt their variety show with, you know, awards. And that seemed to color the…
Utterly routine futuristic horror-thriller "The Colony" substitutes the term "ferals" for plain old zombies (the modern, fast-moving kind), and that's about it for originality.
ROME – Producer Raffaella De Laurentiis is shopping around a TV miniseries and a theatrical feature about her father, legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis. Italo helmer Marco Tullio Giordana ("The…
When it was revealed two years ago that the Coen brothers' next project would revolve around the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early '60s, the first thought that came to mind was "who's going…
Lindsay Lohan brings a raw conviction to Paul Schrader's ultra-low-budget but handsomely made study of hungry young things clawing at the good life.
Jay-Z is one of pop music's greatest mythmakers, and his most jealously guarded myth is the notion that what he does is effortless. You see this in his insistence on composing rhymes without pen and…
A humorless tone and relentlessly noisy aesthetics drag down this heavily hyped, brilliantly marketed tentpole attraction.
It wouldn’t be a “Saturday Night Live” season finale without the bittersweet moment that comes when a veteran cast member makes a final appearance. Last night it was Bill Hader’s turn to say goodbye…
I'm standing onstage thinking about the unlikelihood of the band having another hit and I realize Daryl Hall found a way out. Via his TV show, "Live From Daryl's House."
Never underestimate the power of a good-bad musical, which can make consenting adults yearn to be dancing queens and adolescent witches and, in the case of "Kinky Boots," drag queens in…