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Jackass 3d Goes Into The Record Books

Although some box-office watchers had predicted that Jackass 3D would not meet studio estimates of a $50-million weekend, the movie came in right on the money, toppling The Social Network from the top of the...

Live 30 Rock Rocks!

Thursday night's special live edition of NBC's 30 Rock may not have provided much that could be considered special, TV writers observed today (Friday), but it did boost its audience by 43 percent from last...

Oscars Will Stay Put -- At Least Through 2012

Ending much speculation that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was planning to move the Oscar presentations to January beginning in 2012, the Academy on Wednesday released a statement saying the 84th edition...

Chilean Rescue Rescues Cnn

International coverage of the rescue of the Chilean miners attracted tens of millions of viewers worldwide on Tuesday and Wednesday. On broadcast television in the U.S., ABC's Nightline coverage averaged 5.04 million viewers. For CNN,...

Not So Funny Result For Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story had an unhappy ending at the box office this weekend. The Focus Features "dramedy," which opened in only 742 theaters, was not expected to be a big draw at...

Shatner's Ratings Beginning To Look Like $#!?

Producers of CBS's $#!? My Dad Says probably said that about Thursday night's ratings for the show. According to overnight Nielsen's the show, which stars William Shatner, drew 9.78 million viewers, after launching three weeks...

Facebook Movie Attracts 2.9 Million Ticket Buyers

The Social Network attracted about 2.9 million unique visitors over the weekend -- the movie about the founding of Facebook, that is. (Facebook itself currently counts about 165 million unique visitors in the U.S.) Together...

Bonnie And Clyde Director Arthur Penn Dead At 88

Director Arthur Penn, whose films include Bonnie and Clyde, The Miracle Worker, Little Big Man, and The Missouri Breaks died Tuesday in New York at age 88. Penn was nominated for an Oscar for Bonnie...

Football Scores Ratings Victory Again

Football once again dominated Sunday-night viewing with a primetime overrun on CBS grabbing 17.04 million viewers in the 7 00 p.m. hour and NBC's Sunday Night Football accounting for 15.93 million viewers, despite being impacted...

Movie Reviews Wall Street Money Never Sleeps

Money may never sleep, but that may not be the case when it comes to the audience watching Wall Street Money Never Sleeps , several critics suggest. "Greed is boring," writes Mick LaSalle in the...

Jeff Zucker Receives Walking Orders

Jeff Zucker, the controversial NBC Universal CEO, has sent an email message to company employees announcing that he will be leaving the company after the completion of the Comcast takeover, expected by the end of...

Tv Reviews Outsourced

The premise may do more to impact the ratings of NBC's season opener of Outsourced -- a young American is sent to manage an outsourced call-center in India -- than the content, which most critics...

Movie Reviews Easy A

Judging from some of the critical raves, Easy A could turn out to be one of those low-budget films, tossed out between theatrical seasons with little expectation for success, which nevertheless becomes a sleeper hit....

Movie Reviews Resident Evil Afterlife

Resident Evil Afterlife , although not screened in advance for critics, nevertheless ended up getting mostly decent reviews from them over the weekend. Michael Ordoa wrote in the Los Angeles Times that "the action is...

America's Got Talent No. 1 Show; Cbs No. 1 Network

Once again, NBC's America's Got Talent headed Nielsen's top ten list for last week, with Tuesday's performance show coming in at No. 1 and Wednesday's results show coming in at No. 2. Nevertheless, CBS once...

Audiences Give The American A One-finger Salute

Suggesting that word-of-mouth may be highly overrated when it comes to predicting a movie's success, the George Clooney movie The American performed well above expectations over the four-day Labor Day weekend despite polls indicating that...

Tonight 'S Rating Drop To Historic Low

Ratings for The Tonight Show over the summer have fallen to their lowest level in history, published reports observed today (Friday), citing Nielsen figures. Among 18-49 year olds, they're 23 percent lower than they were...

Movie Reviews Black Swan

Several critics have given Darren Aranofsky's Black Swan the same sort of ecstatic praise that they bestowed on his The Wrestler two years ago. The film opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (to a...

Takers Takes First

Fewer moviegoers turned up at theaters on Sunday than the studios had expected -- and far fewer decided to take in The Last Exorcism . While the movie opened strongly on Friday, well ahead of...

Conan Is Snubbed Again

In the end, Conan O'Brien got the hook again. Widely expected to receive the Emmy for outstanding variety, music or comedy series for the period when he hosted The Tonight Show , he lost out...

New Shows Shine At Emmys

Demonstrating that the broadcast networks can still compete with cable in the quality department -- and attract impressive audiences in the process -- such critical and ratings hits as Glee, Modern Family, The Big Bang...

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'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Has Worn Joss Whedon Out

Now that he has unleashed his second 'Avengers' movie to global box...

Rosewater - Movie Review

A harrowing true story infused with sharp humour and bristling intelligence, this riveting film is an auspicious writing...

Music Streaming Dinosaur Grooveshark Shuts Down Overnight After Rights Settlement

With all the fuss around Spotify and Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, other...

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Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer of 69' in Nashville [Video]

Some twelve years after he had a heckler removed for requesting Bryan...

Samba - Movie Review

Some very big themes are given space to breathe in this remarkably naturalistic drama, which is livened up by terrific...

Enrique Iglesias Is Second Biggest Victor At 2015 Latin Music Awards

Romeo Santos, commonly known as The King of Bachata, was not...

'Unfriended' Brings Horror To Screen Addicts

Horror is a reliably profitable genre, generally cheap to make and always popular with young audiences...

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