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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 …

And the Winners Are ...

Friday, May 2, 2014

The verdict is in on this year’s White River Indie Festival, which concluded on Monday. More ambitious, more movies, bigger audience. “My sense was that it was larger than last year,” said Michael Beahan, president of the WRIF …

‘Spider-Man’: Here Come the Sequels

Friday, May 2, 2014

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to monetize a vertically integrated mass-entertainment franchise within a rapidly expanding global marketplace. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the reboot of the series based on …

The Meaning Of ‘Mean Girls,’ 10 Years Later

Friday, May 2, 2014

Of all the notable pop-culture anniversaries in 2014 (The Beatles’ arrival in America, television’s 75th birthday), for women in their mid-20s, there is one that trumps them all: Mean Girls — starring Lindsay Lohan — has turned 10. Tina Fey’s adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman’s self-help book Queen Bees …

Louis C.K. Back for Season 4 of ‘Louie’ done his way

Friday, May 2, 2014

New York — Louis C.K. isn’t soured on life. But he seems forever on the verge of turning. At least that appears to be the case with the character he plays on the eponymous Louie, his semi-fictional FX …

British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies

Thursday, May 1, 2014

London — Bob Hoskins never lost his Cockney accent, even as he became a global star who charmed and alarmed audiences in a vast range of roles. Short and bald, with a face he once compared to “a …

‘Elementary’ Affirms Place as TV’s Smartest Study of Recovery on TV

Monday, April 28, 2014

Very few shows could pull off a homage to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman without seeming exploitative, sensational or culturally carnivorous. Only one could do it in the middle of an episode dealing with a bunch of …

Around the Remote: ‘Daily Show’ Veteran Begins HBO Gig

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Don’t Miss Last Week Tonight With John O liver — For seven years, he provoked big laughs as “senior British correspondent” on The Daily Show. And then he won raves when he successfully filled in for Jon Stewart last summer. Now, the sharp-witted Oliver finally gets his own …

Hey, Hey, It’s Michael Nesmith

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Los Angeles — Michael Nesmith’s name is far more often associated with the Monkees than the birth of Southern California country-rock. Yet the former rock sitcom star played a key part in a 1960s scene when long hair …

‘The Other Woman’: Chasing Cliches

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Other Woman, a misbegotten pseudo-feminist revenge comedy, bears traces of a lineage that goes at least as far back as The Women and includes such now-near-classics as 9 to 5 and The First Wives Club. The premise — a group of wronged women taking revenge on a …

Remake of ‘Brick Mansions’ Loses Original Film’s Appeal

Saturday, April 26, 2014

After a recent press screening of Brick Mansions, one critic turned to another and whined, in the sad, dying light of the closing credits, “What did they do to my movie?” The movie he was talking about is District B13, the 2004 French action flick on which Brick …