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Movie Reviews: After Earth

If Will Smith had hoped to spend some quality time making a movie with his son Jaden, he should have picked a different screenplay rather than sticking with the one that he himself proposed, most...

Fast And Furious Will Likely Mow Down Will Smith

ox office forecasters are predicting that this will be one of those rare weekends when a Will Smith movie will open well below the leader. After Earth, a sci-fi action flick starring Will Smith and...

Schism Grows Between Obama And Press

Things may not look so dire for Barack Obama as they did for Lyndon Johnson when Walter Cronkite spoke out against the Vietnam War and it was said that the president had lost the press...

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

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...

Al Jazeera America Will Be All American

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...

Movie Reviews: Fast And Furious 6

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...

Obama "Troubled" By Doj's Press Probes

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...

Nebraska Impresses At Cannes

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...

Movie Reviews: The Hangover Part Iii

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....

Probe Of Fox Journalist Broader Than First Believed

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...

Coen Bros. Film Becomes Cannes Frontrunner

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...

Investor Urges Sony To Spin Off Entertainment Biz

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,...

Bye Bye, Babba Wawa

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...

Pelley Says Social Media Undermining Solid Reporting

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...

Movie Reviews: The Great Gatsby

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,...

Movie Reviews: Iron Man 3

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....

Home Video Sales Surge

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...

Movie Reviews: Pain And Gain

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...

Movie Reviews: The Big Wedding

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...

Walmart To Sell Tickets To Superman Preview

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Movie Reviews: Oblivion

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...

Al Jazeera Hires Investigative Team Headed By Pulitzer Winner

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...

Movie Reviews: 42

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...

Movie Reviews: =96evil Dead

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...

Ebert's Death Prompts Hundreds Of Eulogies

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...

Cnn Business Host Velshi Jumping To Al Jazeera America

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...

Movie Reviews: Tyler Perry's Temptation...

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...

Movie Reviews: The Host

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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