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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 …

Man Who Rushed Pitt Had Pulled Grammy Prank

Friday, May 30, 2014

Los Angeles — A man who was arrested after police said he rushed and touched Brad Pitt at the premiere of the Angelina Jolie movie Maleficent is a former Ukrainian journalist with a history of getting too close …

It’s Official: North Carolina Now Tops in ‘American Idols’

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sorry, Alabama. It’s now official — North Carolina is the go-to state for American Idols. With Asheville rocker Caleb Johnson’s win on the TV singing competition on Wednesday, the Tar Heel State can now claim three Idol winners — Season 3’s Fantasia Barrino, Season 10’s Scotty McCreery and …

Around the Remote: ‘The Normal Heart’ Explores Early Days of AIDS Crisis

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Don’t Miss The Normal H eart — An A-list cast, including Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts, shine in this powerful adaptation of Larry Kramer’s incendiary play about the early days of the AIDS crisis. Directed by Ryan Murphy ( Glee ), the film takes an unflinching look at …

‘The Railway Man’ Returns to WW2

Saturday, May 24, 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 …

Around the Remote: Reality Shows to Announce Contest Winners

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Don’t Miss Reality Competition Finales — All hail the victors! The broadcast TV season is winding down and you know what that means: It’s time to hand out prizes on several reality shows. The parade of champions begins with The Amazing Race (8 p.m. Sunday, CBS), which winds …

John Turturro’s ‘Fading Gigolo’ Features an Unlikely Escort

Saturday, May 17, 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 …

Young Director’s ‘Godzilla’ Remake Has Big Footprints to Fill

Friday, May 16, 2014

Los Angeles — Inside an editing bay on Warner Bros.’ Burbank lot, Gareth Edwards listened carefully to the sounds of war spool out from a cluster of speakers. The young director kept his eyes locked on a high-definition …

Fame Strikes Twice for Carmack

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nashville star Chris Carmack has a face that belongs on a billboard. Chiseled jaw, piercing blue eyes and just the right amount of stubble. It’s served him well over his years in the entertainment industry, though it has also presented him some challenges. Before you roll your eyes …

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, …