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Movie Reviews Larry Crowne

Who would have thought that a movie starring Hollywood nice persons Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts -- and produced and directed by Hanks -- would be dumped on by most critics? Well, that has turned...

Curtain Falls On Glenn Beck's Drama At Fox News

Glenn Beck said farewell to his Fox News audience on Thursday -- an event that was covered in a live blog by the New York Times 's Brian Stelter, who concluded, "Say what you will...

Movie Reviews Transformers Dark Of The Moon

Reviews for Transformers Dark of the Moon read like, well, reviews for the other Transformers movies that is, they're replete with complaints about a senseless plot, senseless mayhem, and senselessness in general. But a couple...

Keith Who? Msnbc's Ratings Unaffected By His Departure

The departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC had little effect on the cable news network's overall ratings during the last quarter, the New York Times observed today (Wednesday). During the quarter, Olbermann's replacement, The Last...

Movie Reviews Bad Teacher

Justin Timberlake may decide to reconsider his reported decision to switch careers from singing to acting after he reads the reviews for Bad Teacher , in which he stars with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal....

Movie Reviews Cars 2

For the first time, most of the major critics have taken the wrecking hammer to a Pixar movie. The movie in question is Cars 2. And several critics do give it the kind of review...

Tv Reviews Wilfred

It's not often that a scripted comedy show debuting in the summer on a cable network receives much notice from TV critics, let alone rave reviews, but such is the case with FX's new comedy...

Olbermann Returns -- As If He Never Left

The oft-fired/oft-hired Keith Olbermann, lastly with MSNBC, returned to the cameras Monday night on Al Gore's cable channel Current TV -- and television critics agreed that it was as if he had never been gone....

Movie Reviews The Green Lantern

In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, "It's not easy being green." Those words are being quoted by numerous critics today (Friday) in their reviews of The Green Lantern . Color the reviews dreadful....

Documentary Makers To Tax Court We're In It For The Money

Several groups of documentary filmmakers have joined in a friend-of-the-court filing urging the United States Tax Court to rule that producing documentaries is a commercial activity, that is, intended to make money, and not a...

Abc's Cuomo Defends Checkbook Journalism

The ethics of paying sources for stories came under renewed scrutiny over the weekend when 20/20 co-anchor Chris Cuomo confirmed that he had arranged for Meagan Broussard to receive $15,000 ostensibly for photos that were...

Movie Reviews Super 8

In general, the reviews for the Steven Spielberg-produced, J.J. Abrams-directed Super 8 are glowingly positive. If there's a complaint at all, it's that, given the film's pedigree, it wasn't even better. In short, they say,...

Spider-man Turns Off The Previews

After a record 177 preview performances during which anything that could go wrong did, the production of Broadway's Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark finally became "frozen," Wednesday night, with no further casting, rewrites, songs, or...

Pelley Makes Low-key Debut On Cbs Evening News

Scott Pelley took over the anchor chair on the CBS Evening News Monday and relegated the story that most newspapers headlined and NBC led with -- the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal -- to No. 3...

Nbc Wins Olympics -- Through 2020

In a surprise announcement, the International Olympic Committee said today (Tuesday) that NBC has won U.S. rights to broadcast the next four Olympic Games. The network had been vying against Fox and ABC/ESPN and had...

Couric Lands At Abc

ABC, which is losing Oprah Winfrey, is gaining Katie Couric. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both reported today (Monday) that a deal between the network and Couric is expected to be...

Movie Reviews Submarine

Opening in limited release, the British coming-of-age film Submarine is being hailed by some critics as the emergence of a talented new writer director, Richard Ayoade. Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan calls him a...

Rocky Musical To Open Next Year

Plans are underway for a stage musical adaptation of 'Rocky'.Songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have teamed with writer Thomas Meehan to create a new version of the 1976 Academy Award-winning boxing movie, and creators...

Movie Reviews The Tree Of Life

Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life , which won the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend, continues to attract much applause from critics as it opens in limited release...

Movie Reviews The Hangover Ii

Critics are suggesting that The Hangover 2 is not so much a sequel but rather a virtual copy of the original -- only less funny. Indeed the critics are virtually copying themselves. Consider Peter Howell...

Movie Reviews Kung Fu Panda Ii

For the most part, critics are not quite so enchanted with the Kung Fu Panda sequel as they were with the original. Nevertheless, most of them reach the same conclusion that Philadelphia Inquirer critic Steven...

Does Roger Ailes Think Sarah Palin's "An Idiot?"

A profile of Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes appearing in New York magazine quotes an unnamed "Republican close to Ailes" as saying that he thinks Sarah Palin, whom he hired as a regular commentator on...

Movie Reviews Midnight In Paris

If critics have not fallen in love with Woody Allen again with his latest movie Midnight in Paris -- which opens this weekend in New York and Los Angeles -- they have at least proposed...

Movie Reviews Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides

Critics who had their swords out for the last Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, At World's End, have managed to thrust them in to the hilt with the latest one, On Stranger Tides. The film...

Dick Ebersol Quits Nbc

Dick Ebersol has resigned as head of NBC Sports and Olympics, raising speculation that the network will not be so aggressive as it has been in the past at landing NFL telecasts and bidding on...

Jennifer Lopez 'Trapped' By Fashion Label

Jennifer Lopez admits her first foray into fashion was a huge disappointment.The singer-and-actress teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger's brother Andy to launch her own clothing range, Sweetface, in 2001 but now admits it wasn't what...

Cnn Anchor Reveals He's Gay

In a new book titled Transparent , CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon has revealed that he is gay, and in interviews promoting the book, he has expressed concern that his disclosure may cost him his...

Movie Reviews Bridesmaids

Critics are going out of their way to assure their male readers that, despite the title, Bridesmaids is not just a chick flick. Writes Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal "If this is only...

Nbc News Fanning The Tail Of The Peacock

Among the four major television networks, NBC remains a distant fourth in the ratings, but a week ago Sunday night, when coverage began of President Obama's announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden, television...

Movie Reviews Thor

Critics are almost equally divided over Thor , the latest from superhero factory Marvel Entertainment. Joe Morgenstern's review in the Wall Street Journal is typical of those that scorn it. "Like Thor's hammer," he writes,...

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