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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Rob Lowe, left, and Cameron Diazin a scene from "Sex Tape." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Claire Folger)

‘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 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted. Capsule reviews …

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 bedroom. Naturally, things heat up in a hurry. Oh, boy. What’s going to happen when …

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

Around the Remote: ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Returns as Miniseries

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Don’t Miss Rosemary’s Baby — A strange way to celebrate Mother’s Day? This eerie two-part miniseries is not a remake of Roman Polanski’s classic thriller, but a fresh adaptation of the hellishly suspenseful 1967 novel by Ira Levin that shifts the setting from New York to Paris. It …

Drive-In Documentarian Seeks Fairlee Memories

Saturday, May 10, 2014

When he was growing up in Dayton, Ohio, filmmaker David Gewertz went to dusk to dawn showings of Planet of the Apes at his local suburban drive-in, an experience that made him fall in love with the great 1950s-1960s activity of watching movies from your car. Drive-ins are, …

A Taut, Engrossing ‘Locke’: Destination Unknown

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Birmingham construction manager and title character of Locke — who, from the sound of his accent, arrived in England by way of Wales — is leaving work on an otherwise ordinary night when, instead of turning left to go home, he turns right. After placing a call …

Godzilla Is Back, Bigger Than Ever

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards’ $160 million reboot of the classic monster, hasn’t even opened yet and already the movie is under attack. According to The Japan Times, diehard fans of the creature have taken to the Internet to …

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Spawns a New Version, and It’s a Horror

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Every mother has her horror stories. This Mother’s Day, TV’s out to top them. Even moms who hope to enjoy a Bloody Mary or two at Sunday brunch may blanch at the amount of fake blood spilled that evening, as NBC’s remake of Rosemary’s Baby moves to Paris. …

PBS Season Opens With ‘Roosevelts’

Friday, May 9, 2014

PBS said Thursday its fall season will open with a binge-viewing opportunity: a seven-part Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelt political dynasty. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will air as two-hour episodes over seven nights, beginning Sept. 14. …

Around the Remote: Jack’s Back For 12-Hour ‘24’ Return

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Don’t Miss 24: Live Another D ay — Jack’s back! Four years after receiving his cancellation notice, tightly coiled action hero Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) returns for another round of pulse-pounding, nail-biting TV comfort food. This time, it’s a 12-hour “event” series that has the former federal agent …

Pressure’s On: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Shoots for a Billion

Friday, May 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Now that comic-book blockbusters have become Hollywood’s major product, the push to deliver more goose eggs at the box office can threaten to overshadow the movie. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrived on screens Friday with …

New ‘24’ Just Like the Old ‘24’

Friday, May 2, 2014

Although the new 24 limited series carries the title 24: Live Another Day in marketing materials, on screen it’s just the same old 24, not only in title but in just about every imaginable way. While the format …

Nominees Announced For Daytime Emmys

Friday, May 2, 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Thursday, with perennial favorites The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Sesame Street and The Young and the Restless racking up multiple nods. CBS led all other networks with 61 nominations, followed …