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Moss Is More Than Peggy Olson, As ‘The One I Love’ Shows

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Y ork — Elisabeth Moss, best known as Peggy Olson, Mad Men’s buttoned-up but ambitious secretary-turned-copywriter, smiles with her whole face while talking about her latest project, The One I Love . The film, written and directed by newcomers Justin Lader and Charlie McDowell, respectively, centers on a married couple (Moss and Mark Duplass) trying to navigate the growing space between them with help from a quirky therapist. He …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of Aug. 17-23

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Don’t Miss Doctor Who — Regeneration happens. And so it is that Peter Capaldi finally gets the keys to the TARDIS this week. Capaldi, a 56-year-old Scottish actor and lifelong Who fan, becomes the 12th Time Lord in the wildly popular franchise and he appears poised to battle Cybermen, Daleks and any other heinous villains that dare come his way. The feature-length season …

Hoffman’s Last Role Is Taut Thriller

Saturday, August 16, 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 or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted. Capsule reviews are by Kenneth …

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 …

TV Pilots Depart L.A.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Los Angeles — Once the king of TV pilots, Los Angeles is rapidly losing its domain to New York and other rivals. The L.A. region’s share of pilot production dropped to a historic low in the most recent pilot season, as producers took their business to the Big …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of June 29-July 5

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Don’t Miss Fourth of July C elebrations — Here’s our big-bang theory: Nothing matches watching fireworks live and in person. But if you happen to be anchored to the couch this year, television has plenty of “oohs” and “aahs” to offer as well. The explosive programming starts with …

‘Jersey Boys’ Adapts Tony Winner

Saturday, June 28, 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 …

Shia LaBeouf Arrested

Saturday, June 28, 2014

New York — Shia LaBeouf was released from police custody Friday after he was escorted from a Broadway theater for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested, authorities said. After his court appearance, the actor, …

Through a Lens Darkly, Indeed

Friday, June 27, 2014

There are eight very good reasons to see “Film Noir: Embrace the Dark,” the summer movie series at the Hopkins Center that continues through Aug. 17, and they are: The Maltese Falcon , Double Indemnity , Detour , …

Studio Scrambles to Settle Dispute Over ‘Transformers’ in China

Friday, June 27, 2014

Beijing — Hollywood studios, salivating over China’s booming movie market, are falling over themselves to sew up deals on the mainland. But just days before its global launch of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Paramount Pictures got a crash course in just how fraught such tie-ups can be. The …