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Obama Wins Third Debate -- But Will It Matter?

President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney not only had to compete against one another during Monday night's presidential debate, they also had to compete against the National League playoff game between the St. Louis Cardinals...

At Primetime Emmys, Mad Men Goes 0-17

On a night of shockers at the Emmy Awards, the biggest one may not have been that Mad Men was passed over for best dramatic series -- it had won the trophy four previous years...

Movie Reviews: Dredd 3d

Critics are assuring their readers that it's OK to enter theaters showing Dredd 3D with low expectations -- particularly if they already have seen the flop that Sylvester Stallone created out of the graphic-novel character....

Movie Reviews The Master

The Master opens tonight in just three theaters in New York and two in Los Angeles. Presumably they're among the few in the country -- perhaps the only ones -- that remain capable of projecting...

Movie Reviews Arbitrage

Although it is opening in fewer than 200 theaters this weekend, critics are suggesting that you pass up the movies playing in thousands of them and take in Nicholas Jarecki's Arbitrage starring Richard Gere. This...

Anti-islam Film Reportedly Sparks New Protests

Violent protests reportedly sparked by the anti-Islam film The Innocence of Muslims , produced in the United States, spread to Yemen today (Thursday) as an angry mob chanting "Death to America" attempted to storm the...

Nbc Issues Limited Apology For Not Joining 9/11 Silence

NBC News President Steve Capus sent a note to network affiliates on Wednesday apologizing for not joining the other major networks in a moment of silence to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary. The New York Times...

Tv Reviews Katie

Katie Couric seemed to send out a message on her very first afternoon talk show don't expect any heavy lifting this time around. Although she once remarked that her tombstone ought to read "Perky No...

Movie Reviews The Words

Maybe in the environment of a theater showing art-house fair, The Words would have received more positive words from critics. Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times writes that it "tries too hard to be...

Elephants For Fox, Donkeys For Msnbc

Last week, during the Republican National Convention, it was Fox News Channel's time to shine. On Thursday, only NBC's America's Got Talent was watched by more people than FNC's coverage of the convention, which featured...

Kris Humphries Won't Give Up On Love

Kris Humphries' failed marriage hasn't put him off romance.The basketball star is currently embroiled in a divorce battle with Kim Kardashian but despite the failed union, he hopes to Settle down in the future. Kris...

Movie Reviews The Possession

It is a brave horror film producer indeed who allows his work to be screened by critics, most of whom generally show little charity toward the genre. But the producers of The Possession and Lionsgate,...

Newspapers Enhancing Video Content

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal each announced upgrades to their video services on Monday. NYTimes.com was relaunched with a new design, including a larger window for its videos, and a navigation...

Whom To Cover -- Isaac Or Mitt?

Television news producers were wrestling with the question of how to apportion coverage of the Republican National Convention on the one hand and Tropical Storm Isaac on the other. Over the weekend, they began sending...

Movie Reviews 2016 Barack Obama's America

It was no match for Michael Moore's anti-George Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 , but Dinesh D'Souza's anti-Barack Obama documentary 2016 Obama's America was surprisingly hot over the weekend. Widening to 1,091 theaters, it took in...

Isaac Vs. Romney

As of this morning (Friday) Tropical Storm Isaac appeared to be picking up speed as it drove past the Florida Keys and headed into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where it was...

Movie Reviews Premium Rush

A film about New York bicycle messengers hardly seems like the sort that draws much praise from critics, but most of them agree that Premium Rush is in a class by itself. As Roger Ebert...

Movie Reviews Hit & Run

Ordinarily studio execs, meticulous students of demographics all, target women with romantic comedies and men with car-chase thrillers. With Hit & Run , which opens today (Wednesday), they're aiming to capture them all with a...

Leno And Tonight Back To 2009

For Jay Leno and the Tonight show, it must have seemed like 2009 all over again. That was the year that NBC decided to move him into primetime as it turned Tonight over to Conan...

Emma Watson: University Wasn't Easy

Emma Watson admits her first years at university ''weren't easy''.The 22-year-old actress began her studies at Brown University in 2009 and admits the American establishment was tough because she didn't get to spend much time...

Movie Reviews Sparkle

Several critics wonder in their reviews why they even bothered remaking the 1976 original version of Sparkle. "The '70s original was a dark, confusing mess, but the remake lacks the little soul it had," comments...

Movie Reviews Paranorman

The animated ParaNorman is generally drawing favorable reviews but those critics who dislike it do so intensely. Manohla Dargis, the generally tough critic for the New York Times, calls it "beautiful-looking, charmingly heartfelt." Each scene,...

Movie Reviews The Expendables 2

Given the surprising success of the original The Expendables , Lionsgate quickly ordered a sequel, and voil, just two years later, here it is -- and it's nabbing more favorable reviews than its predecessor. Mind...

Viewers Watching More News, Believing It Less

The "believability" ratings of the major TV and print news organizations have taken another hit. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, only 56 percent of the...

Will Imax Replace 3d?

The major studios may have decided that 3D has lost its fascination for moviegoers and may now be focusing on IMAX as a way of enticing them to pay premium prices for tickets. The recent...

Ex-bbc Chief To Head The New York Times

In an apparent effort to expand its global reach, the New York Times has hired former BBC Director General Mark Thompson to become its new president and CEO. Thompson has demonstrated his ability to turn...

Movie Reviews The Campaign

Kyle Smith, the politically conservative film critic for the New York Post lets loose a torrent of zingers at The Campaign , starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, concluding with the unkindest jibe of all...

Film Critic Judith Crist Dead At 90

Veteran film critic Judith Crist, who reviewed films for NBC's Today show from 1963 to 1973 as its first film critic and was also the critic for the now-defunct New York Herald Tribune and later...

Movie Reviews Total Recall

A remake of a movie titled Total Recall practically begs for puns. And the critics have obliged with an outpouring of groaners. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe quips "In the end, here's the worst...

Movie Reviews Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days

The expectations for the third installment of the Wimpy Kid franchise aren't high. But the same could have been said about last year's sequel, Rodrick Rules, which, to everyone's surprise turned up at the top...

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