October 18, 2010
SERIES Chuck: As Casey's (Adam Baldwin) former team returns to look for him, Chuck (Zachary Levi) has to decide what he is willing to sacrifice to find his mother. Joshua Gomez, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Lancaster and Ryan McPartlin also star in the new episode (8 p.m. NBC). House: A new mother (Jennifer Grey) faces a difficult decision that could have repercussions for her own health as well as her newborn baby's after House (Hugh Laurie) and his team make some disturbing discoveries in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox)
January 6, 2010 |
"Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" dominated the nominations for the 41st NAACP Image Awards on Wednesday morning, earning eight nods -- best film, best director for Lee Daniels, screenplay for Geoffrey Fletcher, best actress for Gabourey Sidibe, supporting actress for Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique and Paula Patton and supporting actor for Lenny Kravitz. Competing with "Precious" in the best picture category are "The Blind Side," "Invictus," "Michael Jackson's: This Is It" and "The Princess and the Frog."
July 22, 2011 |
Mixed in with all the storm troopers and caped crusaders at this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego , you are also certain to find a good number of Hollywood celebrities. Yes, sometimes they'll be tucked away behind a very tough velvet rope, but here is a list of some of the weekend's hottest star parties. Camp Playboy: As a salute to fanboys and a vintage take on summer, Playboy will construct a fairground on 6th Street come Friday evening, where chosen ones will enjoy croquet, horseshoes, bonfires and a zipline — all around a lake shaped like the brand's signature bunny.
August 27, 2010 |
"Takers," the new heist movie starring blah, blah, blah, blah, blah and T.I. (who's scary bad and just plain scary), would be a good snooze if it weren't for all the noisy gunfire and explosions and the violins — which always signal a "special" shootout that will unfold in that ballet-of-death style that's supposed to be arty but just feels tedious here. Did I mention the dialogue? Well, really the armored car driver put it best when he said, "We're in trouble here…" No joke.
March 18, 2005 |
"Sometimes in April," which premieres Saturday on HBO, is the second movie in the space of a year to concern the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Hutu extremists and those under their influence murdered more than 800,000 Tutsis (and moderate Hutus) within 100 days. "Hotel Rwanda" is its illustrious Oscar-nominated predecessor, and both will before long be joined by two more films on the subject, "Shooting Dogs" from BBC Films and the French-Canadian "Sunday at the Pool in Kigali."
August 7, 2013 |
It's tough to beat a good crime drama for many reasons, only some of which have to do with guns, car chases and wise but weary men saying things like "I'm too old for this. " Crime punctures the delicate scrim of daily life: The perfect family, the orderly office, the quiet town. Its investigation goes even further, yanking the coverlet from the unmade bed of human nature, exposing the stains, the cigarette burns, the secrets. That's why murder mysteries remain the most popular stories on television - through them we can safely examine the tenuous nature of civilization.
July 19, 2013 |
The Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges deceased-buddy-cop comedy “R.I.P.D.” may not be the worst reviewed movie this summer -- that honor belongs to Adam Sandler's “ Grown Ups 2 .” But “R.I.P.D.,” which arrived in theaters Thursday night with a noted expectation of failure , holds the distinction of being the film that has seemingly galvanized critics with its sheer awfulness, prompting torrents of savage and often-hilarious prose....