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Tv Reviews The Golden Globes

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night's Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners -- best drama The Descendants ; best comedy or...

Movie Reviews Contraband

Critics are divided almost equally about the merits of Contraband , the new thriller starring Mark Wahlburg as a retired smuggler forced to return to his old business again. On the one hand, there's Roger...

Rob Schneider Comedy Loathed By Critics, Loved By Viewers

For a new TV series, no advance promotion or marketing can be as effective as simply having a top-ten TV show as its lead-in. That was amply demonstrated on Thursday when the series premiere of...

Cbs Launches New Morning Show

CBS, which has never been a major competitor in the early-morning hours dominated by NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America is trying again. On Monday it raised its old banner CBS This Morning over...

Olbermann Vs. The New York Times

Now Keith Olbermann is feuding with the New York Times , which was the first to report on his feud with the powers-that-be at his Current TV channel. Olbermann on Thursday took to Twitter to...

Olbermann Complains About Current; Conservatives Agree

For once, conservatives appear to be agreeing with the liberal commentator Keith Olbermann. Olbermann reportedly had been complaining about the lack of funding by Current TV for coverage of the Iowa caucus vote on Tuesday....

Movie Reviews The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep is receiving high praise for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady ; the movie itself, not so much. Consider the closing paragraph of Betsy Sharkey's review...

So What's Olbermann's Current Status?

Speculation has arisen that Keith Olbermann is once again battling his bosses, in this case, the ownership and management of his current cable outlet Current TV. The New York Times is reporting that Olbermann will...

Cheap Tv's Proving To Be Disastrous For Manufacturers, Retailers

A glut of big-screen TV sets has pushed prices of the sets down to bargain levels -- a boon for consumers, a nightmare for manufacturers and retailers, the New York Times observed today (Tuesday). The...

Movie Reviews War Horse

Most film critics take a cold, analytical approach to what they see on the screen, and if the movie stirs deep emotions, they are likely to ascribe that reaction to "manipulation" by the director. Such...

Movie Reviews We Bought A Zoo

Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo seems to have divided critics down the middle. None of them have particular praise for it, but then again none are slamming it either. Linda Barnard in the Toronto...

Movie Reviews The Adventures Of Tintin

After already garnering much critical praise overseas -- as well as $230 million -- Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin has arrived in America, and the reviews are decidedly mixed. The New York Times 's...

Movie Reviews Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise, who had been getting a lot of bad press in recent years for everything from jumping on Oprah's sofa to touting the supposed benefits of Scientology, is finally receiving some printed praise again,...

Joy Behar Battles Hln Cancellation -- On Hln

Canceled by HLN, comedian Joy Behar is making the most of her last days on the network by discussing the its decision to fire her during monologues on the show, during interviews with guests, and...

Movie Reviews New Years Eve

New Year's Eve boasts a skillful comedy director, Garry Marshal, and an imposing cluster of stars, including Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cary Elwes, James Belushi, Penny Marshall, Matthew BroderickBon Jovi,...

Movie Reviews Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan writes in his review of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy that its director, Tomas Alfredson, "has come up with a film that is endlessly rich in incident, atmosphere and personality,...

Kevin Spacey Chastises Disruptive Audience Members

Only days after the New York Times reported on plans to wire a theater under construction in Bellevue, WA to enable audience members to text, tweet, and post comments on Facebook during movies, Kevin Spacey...

Movie Reviews Shame

Steve McQueen's Shame will not get you into the holiday spirit. "Critics by and large regard the movie as a difficult go -- Michael Fassbender portrays Brandon Sullivan, a sex addict who no longer finds...

Noel Says Liam Bullied Beady Eye Into Creation

Noel Gallagher claims his brother Liam "bullied" the rest of Oasis into starting Beady Eye with him.The 'Everybody's on the Run' singer quit the super-group in August 2009 after a huge pre-gig bust-up with his...

Movie Reviews The Artist

The Artist is arguably the most enthusiastically reviewed movie of the years. Other movies may have received a similar amount of praise but not the kind of cheers that this black-and-white, mostly silent movie has...

Movie Reviews My Week With Marilyn

As they were when reviewing movies that starred Marilyn Monroe, critics betray no consensus in appraising the performance of Michelle Williams, who portrays Monroe in My Week with Marilyn . The plot of the movie...

Movie Reviews Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas has already brought the gift of smiles to the faces of generally hard-boiled critics. It's one of those animated films, they say, that parents don't have to merely endure but can actually enjoy....

Movie Reviews Hugo

Most critics are hailing Martin Scorsese's Hugo with the passion of confirmed acolytes. Among all of them, Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle stands out as the apostate. Scorsese, he writes, is trying to...

Movie Reviews The Muppets

If George Lucas had been assigned the task of staging the motion-picture comeback of the Muppets, he might have done to them what he did to Yoda, his Star Wars character originally created in Jim...

Movie Reviews Happy Feet 2

You may be surprised to learn that Happy Feet 2 does have something in common with the weekend's box-office steamroller, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn mostly lousy reviews. Indeed many of the critics who cheered...

Early Movie Reviews The Descendants

Hoping to excite strong word-of-mouth, is opening The Descendants , starring George Clooney, in New York and Los Angeles tonight (Wednesday) in advance of a wide roll-out on Friday (against Breaking Dawn ). Early reviews...

Movie Reviews Jack And Jill

Adam Sandler may easily be among America's 1 percent after starring in a record number of films that have grossed more than $100 million. But many critics are betting his latest one, Jack and Jill...

Movie Reviews The Immortals

They spent a lot of money on filming The Immortals -- reports say $80-100 million -- and it shows. Would that they had invested similar resources in the script and cast, most critics complain. "...

Movie Reviews J. Edgar

In an apparent effort to stir up word-of-mouth for a difficult film to market, Warner Bros. is releasing the controversial J. Edgar , starring Leonardo Di Caprio, today, in advance of the Veterans Day weekend....

Nbc Under Comcast Its Woes Worsen

Despite cleaning out NBC's old management, increasing the budget for fall shows, and introducing some costly new shows supported by equally costly marketing, Comcast, which now controls the network, not only hasn't seen ratings improve,...

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