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New York Times's Reporter's Book Trashed In New York Times

When two years ago former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller heard that media writer Brian Stelter was planning to write a book about the network morning talk show wars, he said his obvious...

Movie Reviews: Oblivion

Even most critics who slam the script for Oblivion, the sci-fi blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, concede that the movie looks spectacular. Consider the judgment of Peter Howell in the Toronto Star: Certainly there are no...

Al Jazeera Hires Investigative Team Headed By Pulitzer Winner

Al Jazeera America announced on Monday that it has brought together a team of 16 investigative journalists headed by Edward Pound, a Pulitzer Prize winner, whose byline has appeared in the New York Times, the...

Movie Reviews: 42

Older viewers often complain that they don't make movies like they used to. But judging from the reviews of 42, a biography of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in baseball, this is a...

Cnn Business Host Velshi Jumping To Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America has its first anchor. It announced on Thursday that it has signed CNN's Ali Velshi to come aboard to host a business show in primetime, initially on a weekly basis and later...

Ebert's Death Prompts Hundreds Of Eulogies

The death of Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert has elicited a flood of heartfelt tributes -- from President Obama to teenage moviegoers. Virtually every film critic submitted a eulogy, many of them describing how...

Movie Reviews: =96evil Dead

The general concensus among film critics is that if you're a dyed-in-the-wool horror-film fan, you'll love the remake of Evil Dead. (Well, the original was called The Evil Dead.) If not, you're likely to leave...

Movie Reviews: Tyler Perry's Temptation...

Movies that aren't screened for the nation's major critics are often reviewed by them nonetheless -- after they file into theaters with first-night audiences at their local multiplex. Such is the case with virtually all...

Movie Reviews: The Host

Long, tedious, unintentionally hilarious, silly, lumbering, consistently empty-headed -- those are some of the adjectives being used to describe The Host. And they all can be found in just one review -- Lou Lumenick's in...

Movie Reviews: Safe Haven

Even Safe Haven's positive reviews contain negative comments that seem to offset all of the favorable ones that have come before it. A. O. Scott in the New York Times has mostly pleasant things to...

It Lost Aol. Will Time Warner Now Lose Time In Its Name?

Time Warner may follow the example of News Corp and separate its publishing unit, Time Inc., from its other media holdings, published reports said on Wednesday. As first reported by Fortune magazine, a Time Inc....

Movie Reviews: Good Day To Die Hard

Several critics are looking back wistfully at the four previous Die Hard movies and have no yippee ki-yays for this one. In the New York Times, A.O. Scott writes that everything that made the first...

Comcast Bags The Whole Peacock

Comcast has purchased from GE the 49 percent of NBCUniversal that it does not own, giving it full control of the media conglomerate that includes the NBC Television Network, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios theme parks...

National Weather Service No Admirer Of Tv's Storm Names

It appears that the winter storm bearing down on the East Coast -- forecasters say that it could be one of the worst in many years -- is being called Nemo by everyone except the...

Movie Reviews: Identity Thief

Several critics agree that the one-minute pitch for Identity Thief must have been a doozy: a guy (Jason Bateman) discovers that his career is potentially in shambles because of someone (Melissa McCarthy) who has stolen...

Media Writers Smash Nbc Over Smash Debacle

NBC executives who had stood by their expensive musical drama Smash despite plunging ratings last season and who insisted that it only needed some tweaking to make it a success were taking it on the...

Zero Director Discusses Torture Scene

It remains an unanswered question: Did CIA personnel provide the director and screenwriter of Zero Dark Thirty information indicating that torture played a role in hunting down Osama bin Laden? At Monday night's awards ceremony...

Time Warner Cable May Carry Al-jazeera After All

Confronting a barrage of criticism over its decision to pull the plug on the Current TV channel after it was acquired by Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based cable news service, Time Warner Cable said Thursday that it...

Twc Dumps Current Tv After Sale To Al-jazeera

Within hours of learning that Al Jazeera had acquired Current TV, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on the channel, replacing it with a message reading This channel is no longer available. The cable company...

Crowe Responds To Criticism Of His Les Mis Performance

ussell Crowe has been taking some heavy hits for his singing performance in Les Misérables. A San Francisco critic remarked that Crowe can't sing to save his life. An Australian writer commented in the New...

Report: Nbc To Oust Producer Who Ousted Ann Curry

NBC is preparing to oust Jim Bell as the executive producer of the Today show and replace him with Alexandra Wallace, a veteran news exec who currently produces the primetime newsmagazine Rock Center with Brian...

Movie Reviews: Lincoln

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln opens in just 11 theaters this weekend, testing whether a film so conceived and so dedicated can endure when it opens wide next weekend. If word of mouth is anywhere near as...

Movie Reviews: Skyfall

When the last 007 movie, Quantum of Solace, opened in 2008, critics railed at the decision to turn Bond into an action hero. He is too good for that! remarked Roger Ebert in the Chicago...

Ny Times Raises New Questions About Incoming Ceo

A week before Mark Thompson is due to take over as CEO of the New York Times (on November 12), the Times has again raised questions about his fitness for the job, in light of...

Critics Pounce On Seal Team Six

The controversial -- because of its timing -- docudrama SEAL Team Six, about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, aired Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel and was promptly labeled propaganda...

Ny Times Raises New Questions About Incoming Ceo

A week before Mark Thompson is due to take over as CEO of the New York Times (on November 12), the Times has again raised questions about his fitness for the job, in light of...

Critics Pounce On Seal Team Six

The controversial -- because of its timing -- docudrama SEAL Team Six, about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, aired Sunday night on the National Geographic Channel and was promptly labeled propaganda...

Movie Reviews: Wreck-it Ralph

The reviews are overwhelmingly positive for the videogame-themed Wreck-It Ralph, something that will come as a welcome relief to the workforce at Disney Animation, who have had to endure years of negative comparisons with their...

Gary Glitter Arrested In Expanding Bbc Sex Scandal

Paul Gadd, a pop singer known in the 1970s as Gary Glitter, was arrested in his London home on Sunday in connection with the spreading sex scandal that erupted with allegations that the late BBC...

Gary Glitter Arrested In Expanding Bbc Sex Scandal

Paul Gadd, a pop singer known in the 1970s as Gary Glitter, was arrested in his London home on Sunday in connection with the spreading sex scandal that erupted with allegations that the late BBC...

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