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Al Jazeera America Will Be All American

27th May 2013

Al Jazeera has scrapped plans to fill 40 percent of the content for its new American news channel with programming from Qatar-based Al Jazeera English and will instead originate virtually of its programming from the...

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Did Doj Warn News Corp About Subpoenas For Reporter's Phone Records

27th May 2013

News Corp on Sunday denied that it had received a notice from the Justice Department informing it that a subpoena had been issued for the telephone records of Fox News Channel reporter James Rosen. Lawrence...

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Obama "Troubled" By Doj's Press Probes

24th May 2013

President Obama said on Thursday that he was troubled by the investigation of reporters by his own Justice Department but said that he is attempting to strike the right balance between our security and our...

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Nebraska Impresses At Cannes

24th May 2013

Alexander Payne's Nebraska immediately entered the frontrunner ranks at the Cannes Film Festival competition -- a portrait of a Montana family in which the patriarch, played by Bruce Dern, is showing repeated signs of dementia...

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Movie Reviews: Fast And Furious 6

24th May 2013

Unlike The Hangover Part III, the sixth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has attracted overwhelmingly positive reviews. Not that the critics are jumping up and down and whooping it up with excitement as...

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Probe Of Fox Journalist Broader Than First Believed

23rd May 2013

It now turns out that the Department of Justice not only seized the email records of Fox News's James Rosen but also accessed his home and cellphone records as well as the phone records at...

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Movie Reviews: The Hangover Part Iii

23rd May 2013

The latest Hangover movie is getting a jump on its primary rival -- the latest Fast and Furious movie -- at the Memorial Day weekend box office by opening tonight (Thursday). It may need it....

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Coen Bros. Film Becomes Cannes Frontrunner

20th May 2013

The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have directed the most talked-about film at the Cannes Film Festival thus far and are clearly the frontrunners at this point for the festival's prestigious Palme d'Or trophy. Stories...

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Investor Urges Sony To Spin Off Entertainment Biz

14th May 2013

Hedge-fund manager Daniel S. Loeb, whose Third Point fund holds 6.5 percent of Sony worth about $1.1 billion, is calling for the Japanese company to spin off most of its entertainment operations including Sony Entertainment,...

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Bye Bye, Babba Wawa

13th May 2013

arbara Walters, who began her network television career in 1961 as a 32-year-old writer on NBC's Today show and eventually became a celebrity in her own right, parodied by the late comedian Gilda Radner as...

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Pelley Says Social Media Undermining Solid Reporting

13th May 2013

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley had a response on Friday to those online critics of the mainstream media who say that they would rather get their news from social media than from CBS and...

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Movie Reviews: The Great Gatsby

10th May 2013

Throughout the week, reports spread that initial reviews of The Great Gatsby were far from great. One website, TheBusinessInsider.com, even headlined, 'The Great Gatsby' Could Be The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year. But in fact,...

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Movie Reviews: Iron Man 3

3rd May 2013

As superhero movies move from one sequel to another, they appear to grow darker, to use a description that pops up a lot in the current reviews of Iron Man 3, with Robert Downey Jr....

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Home Video Sales Surge

2nd May 2013

Sales of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs are making a comeback, an analysis of first-quarter sales appear to indicate. According to the New York Times, which cited a study by the industry organization Digital Entertainment Group...

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Movie Reviews: The Big Wedding

26th April 2013

How could there not be something nice to say about a movie that stars Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, right? Well, critics haven't been...

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Movie Reviews: Pain And Gain

26th April 2013

Critics are split just about down the middle over Michael Bay's Pain and Gain with some of them expressing their own mixed feelings about it. Slate critic Dana Stevens writes: I'm still not sure whether...

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Walmart To Sell Tickets To Superman Preview

24th April 2013

Walmart stores sell more DVD and Blue-ray Disc releases than any other retailer in the world -- and now they're going to begin selling movie tickets, too. In an apparent marketing experiment about one million...

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Cnn's Flawed Bombing Coverage Receives Some Slack -- From Fox News

23rd April 2013

After receiving excoriating reviews from such usually sympathetic media outlets as the New York Times and Jon Stewart's The Daily Show for its coverage of the Boston marathon bombing and its aftermath, CNN found support...

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New York Times's Reporter's Book Trashed In New York Times

23rd April 2013

When two years ago former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller heard that media writer Brian Stelter was planning to write a book about the network morning talk show wars, he said his obvious...

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Movie Reviews: Oblivion

19th April 2013

Even most critics who slam the script for Oblivion, the sci-fi blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, concede that the movie looks spectacular. Consider the judgment of Peter Howell in the Toronto Star: Certainly there are no...

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Al Jazeera Hires Investigative Team Headed By Pulitzer Winner

16th April 2013

Al Jazeera America announced on Monday that it has brought together a team of 16 investigative journalists headed by Edward Pound, a Pulitzer Prize winner, whose byline has appeared in the New York Times, the...

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Movie Reviews: 42

12th April 2013

Older viewers often complain that they don't make movies like they used to. But judging from the reviews of 42, a biography of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in baseball, this is a...

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Ebert's Death Prompts Hundreds Of Eulogies

5th April 2013

The death of Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert has elicited a flood of heartfelt tributes -- from President Obama to teenage moviegoers. Virtually every film critic submitted a eulogy, many of them describing how...

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Cnn Business Host Velshi Jumping To Al Jazeera America

5th April 2013

Al Jazeera America has its first anchor. It announced on Thursday that it has signed CNN's Ali Velshi to come aboard to host a business show in primetime, initially on a weekly basis and later...

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Movie Reviews: =96evil Dead

5th April 2013

The general concensus among film critics is that if you're a dyed-in-the-wool horror-film fan, you'll love the remake of Evil Dead. (Well, the original was called The Evil Dead.) If not, you're likely to leave...

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Movie Reviews: Tyler Perry's Temptation...

1st April 2013

Movies that aren't screened for the nation's major critics are often reviewed by them nonetheless -- after they file into theaters with first-night audiences at their local multiplex. Such is the case with virtually all...

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Movie Reviews: The Host

29th March 2013

Long, tedious, unintentionally hilarious, silly, lumbering, consistently empty-headed -- those are some of the adjectives being used to describe The Host. And they all can be found in just one review -- Lou Lumenick's in...

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Movie Reviews: Safe Haven

15th February 2013

Even Safe Haven's positive reviews contain negative comments that seem to offset all of the favorable ones that have come before it. A. O. Scott in the New York Times has mostly pleasant things to...

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It Lost Aol. Will Time Warner Now Lose Time In Its Name?

14th February 2013

Time Warner may follow the example of News Corp and separate its publishing unit, Time Inc., from its other media holdings, published reports said on Wednesday. As first reported by Fortune magazine, a Time Inc....

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Movie Reviews: Good Day To Die Hard

14th February 2013

Several critics are looking back wistfully at the four previous Die Hard movies and have no yippee ki-yays for this one. In the New York Times, A.O. Scott writes that everything that made the first...

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