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FILE - Lead singer of the US rock band Nirvana Kurt Cobain is shown in a 1993 file photo. Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist. It will be released in theaters next year and air exclusively on HBO, the network said Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J.Terrill, File)

Documentary Explores Life of Kurt Cobain

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New York — Kurt Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist. It will be released in theaters next year and air exclusively on HBO, the network said Tuesday. Co-produced by HBO Documentary Films, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is the first documentary made with the cooperation of Cobain’s …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Nov. 23-29

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Don’t Miss The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — Marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and giant balloons that, thankfully, are way more bloated than our bellies. The holiday spectacle returns in all its festive glory as the three-headed Today show crew — Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie — usher us through the celebration. 9 a.m. Thursday, NBC. Other Bets Sunday …

‘Book of Life’ Survives On Valley’s Movie Screens

Friday, November 21, 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 17 and younger admitted. Big Hero 6 In this …

Reality Television Has a Ripple Effect for ‘Pond Stars’

Monday, October 13, 2014

The title of the new series Pond Stars may just sound like an easy play on the already running Pawn Stars, but it is very serious about the pond part of its name. The Nat Geo Wild channel …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Oct. 12-18

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Don’t Miss The Walking Dead — What the heck is going on in Terminus? That’s the mysterious outpost where Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and some of his fellow survivors thought they might find “sanctuary.” Instead they found themselves locked up in a dark train boxcar during last March’s …

‘Dracula Untold’ Reveals the Origin of the Fangs

Saturday, October 11, 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 Oct. 5-Oct. 11

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Don’t Miss Homeland — OK, so Season 3 of this intense political thriller was kind of a mess. But the show hits the “reset” button while it delves into life after Brody. Can it regain its mojo? As Season 4 begins, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is riding high …

Coogan and Brydon Take Another ‘Trip’

Saturday, October 4, 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 …

A Lost Documentary Restored

Friday, October 3, 2014

In 1922 , Robert Flaherty, considered the first documentary filmmaker, had a huge success with his first feature-length film , Nanook of the North , which followed the lives of an Inuit family on Hudson Bay at the …

But ‘Dangerous’ Directors Take Edgy to New Levels

Friday, October 3, 2014

It’s a word that began popping into my head as I was seeing films at the beginning of the year, and it has returned to my mind repeatedly ever since. Despite dispiriting signs pointing to decline in the industry and drift to other platforms, there has also been …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Don’t Miss The zany cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back on the case. The Season 2 opener picks up six months after Detective Jake Peralta ( Saturday Night Live veteran Andy Samberg) admitted that he had a crush on squadmate Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero). Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Fox. …

‘The Boxtrolls’ Tells an Animated Orphan’s Tale

Saturday, September 27, 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 …

Clooney and Fiancee Arrive in Venice to Prepare for Wedding

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Venice, Italy — George Clooney vowed he would never marry again, giving hope to millions of women that they one day might get their chance at romance with Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor. And for more than two decades, …