In essaying a "play for trivial people," Tom Jacobson has delivered a seriously clever metatheatrical comedy and an unexpectedly moving ode to the mysterious powers of art and love in "Bunbury."
Brit scripter Joe Penhall creates the proper atmosphere for the comeuppance of fading but still popular TV comic Barry (Michael McShane). But he fails to develop the premise beyond the superfluous…
Richard Thompson jokingly mentioned new album "Front Parlour Ballads" several times during a rewarding 100-minute perf but never once drew attention to his gorgeous score for the Werner Herzog pic…
The seven-week lockout of 5,500 staffers at Canuck pubcaster CBC appears to be over after management and the union hammered out an agreement at midnight Sunday.
Russell Crowe will host this year's Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne. The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in…
Tommy Shaw, who brought a hard-rock quality to Styx in 1976, left in '88 and rejoined nine years ago, was recently quoted saying the act was designed with the intention of members coming and going -…
A British TV watershed was breached Monday with the long-expected announcement that cabler NTL will acquire rival Telewest for $6 billion in a mix of cash and shares.
Paul Reiser discusses the “The Thing About My Folks” at the Arclight in Hollywood.
After 3½ years, $8.4 million and the creation of a technical spec the six big studios hope will drive future growth of the film biz, digital cinema Initiatives is now little more than a name.
The Sci Fi Channel has bought exclusive cable-TV rights to eight movies from Lions Gate Entertainment for a total license fee of about $12 million.
Two top TiVo execs who headed up divisions that new CEO Tom Rogers had identified as key to the company's growth ankled Friday. David H. Courtney, chief financial officer and exec VP in charge of…