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Around the Remote: A World of Lies and Spies in A-Bomb Drama ‘Manhattan’

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Don’t Miss: Manhattan — This gripping and provocative new drama series is set in Los Alamos, N.M., against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. John Benjamin Hickey ( The Big C ) shines as a self-destructive physics professor who is recruited to help lead the Manhattan Project and finds himself living in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate all aspects of everyday …

Camp for Camerawork: Young Filmmakers Learn the Ropes Through CATV

Friday, July 25, 2014

On a sultry Tuesday morning in White River Junction, one teenage boy chased another teenage boy, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, at top speed down Main Street past the Hotel Coolidge, and rounded the corner into an alley. A few pedestrians watched bemused. Summer highjinks? A feud breaking into public view? …

Cult Hit ‘Sleep Dealer’ Could Lead to a New Distribution Model

Friday, July 25, 2014

A science-fiction thriller about immigration and drone warfare sounds like a mash-up ripped from today’s headlines. Except that director Alex Rivera started writing Sleep Dealer in the late 1990s. It premiered in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won an award for outstanding screenwriting (shared with co-writer David Riker). The film …

FXX Touts Its New ‘Simpsons’ App

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beverly Hills, Calif. — We all know that one guy (or gal) who has an uncanny (occasionally annoying) knack for recalling lines from just about every episode of The Simpsons — of which there are currently 552 and …

‘Sex Tape’ Features a Winking Performance by Rob Lowe

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of July 13-19

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Don’t Miss Masters of S ex — They say that work and sex aren’t supposed to mix, but in Season 2 of this sizzling drama, research pioneers Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) take their mostly academic partnership out of the lab and into the …

‘Deliver’ Traces Disturbing Crimes

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

Friday, July 11, 2014

Whitey Bulger’s Story Continues to Transfix Hollywood

Friday, July 11, 2014

Los Angeles — It is a story that has all the makings of an epic crime saga, so good it could be made into a movie. And it has been. And will be again. And so the story …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of July 6-12

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Don’t Miss Extant — If Sandra Bullock can rocket off into outer space, why not Halle Berry? In this suspenseful, futuristic “event” series, the Oscar-winner plays an astronaut, who after a 13-month solo mission, struggles to reconnect with her family, which includes a creepy little robot boy. But …

‘Tammy’ Gives Melissa McCarthy a Star Vehicle

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than …

Hallmark TV Shows Christmas In July

Saturday, July 5, 2014

New York — The Hallmark TV channels started a week’s worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July — but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs. The stunt on the Hallmark and …

New Film Shows How Roger Ebert Became a ‘Beloved’ Critic

Thursday, July 3, 2014

He could be generous and petty, competitive and nurturing, absurdly public and ferociously private. And given access to a soap box, you could be sure Roger Ebert would scramble on top of it. Quite aside from being America’s most famous film critic, Ebert was a film enthusiast, a …