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Movie Reivews The Secret World Of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty is the latest in a long line of hand-drawn animated films from Japan's Studio Ghibli that invariably receive rapturous reviews but disappointing sales. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times...

Movie Reviews This Means War

This Means War is taking a volley of shots from the nation's leading newspaper critics, most of whom suggest that it's simply not worth the price of today's admissions. Wesley Morris in the Boston Globe...

Winfrey Apologizes For Trying To Manipulate Ratings

Oprah Winfrey, whose OWN cable network remains ratings-challenged, apologized on Monday for posting a message on Twitter asking so-called Nielsen families -- those sampled by the ratings service for its daily reports -- to tune...

Movie Reviews The Vow

The Vow Is the kind of movie that requires a package of Kleenex to sit through -- a "weepie," the critics call it. The problem, some of them say, is that it's not weepie enough....

Chinese Fund To Invest $800 Million In Hollywood

Chinese media mogul Bruno Wu is teaming up with Harvest Fund Management, China's fourth-largest investment-fund management company, to create a massive $800-million fund that will invest in tentpole productions in Hollywood and elsewhere that appeal...

News Websites Competing With Tv News

Broadcast and cable news are about to encounter some formidable competition. The New York Times reported on Sunday that some of the nation's leading news websites, including Politico.com, the HuffingtonPost.com, and the online versions of...

Tv Reviews Smash

Pinning its recovery hopes on a show about a Broadway show, NBC is launching Smash tonight (Monday) with a $7-million pilot that will be followed by a weekly series costing $4 million per episode. (The...

Movie Reviews The Woman In Black

The reviews for Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter film are decidedly mixed. The Woman in Black is a period piece, a ghost story and a stage for Radcliffe to prove that he can become a...

Movie Reviews Chronicle

There will be something other than the Super Bowl that will be super this weekend. A movie about three dorky Seattle teenagers -- the sort who would never be seen dead in front of a...

Report Networks Using Tricks To Boost Ratings

Television networks often resort to chicanery and devious manipulation to boost the ratings of some lackluster shows, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing as a flagrant example, the decision of ABC to label...

Cynthia Nixon: Being Bisexual Is Not A Choice

Cynthia Nixon has backtracked on her controversial comment where she said homosexuality was "a choice" for her.The 'Sex and the City' actress - who has an 11-month-old son Max with long-term partner and fiancée Christine...

Will Dreamworks Survive?

The ability of DreamWorks to continue turning out costly productions may be tested in coming weeks as it exhausts its first round of financing, including its $325 million from partner Reliance Entertainment and a matching...

Movie Reviews The Grey

Box-office forecasters are predicting that The Grey , starring Liam Neeson, will become this weekend's box office champ. Kyle Smith in the New York Post is not so sure. "t may be too conventional for...

Former Tabloid Editor Admits Using Unreliable Informants

The former investigations editor of the now-defunct British newspaper News of the World has told a panel looking into journalistic ethics that he has used people as sources for stories that police have considered "unreliable."...

Nypd's Top Official Regrets Endorsing Anti-islam Film

New York's top police official has made a 180-degree shift from a previous stance and has now admitted that he agreed to appear in a documentary that claims that much of Muslim leadership in America...

Lady Gaga Helps Dad In Restaurant

Lady Gaga has been helping her father with the opening of his restaurant.The 'Judas' hitmaker - real name Stafani Germanotta - has been advising her dad Joe Germanotta on what to put on the menu...

Cynthia Nixon Chose To Be Gay

Cynthia Nixon says she "chose" to be gay.The former 'Sex and the City' star is engaged to her long-term partner Christine Marinoni - with who she has an 11-month-old son Max - and despite angering...

Cbs Reports Paterno Death Prematurely

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died Sunday morning, although CBS News, using the technology that pushes news of major breaking events to mobile phones and tablets and to Twitter and Facebook users, posted word...

Movie Reviews Red Tails

If, as George Lucas has announced, Red Tails , his take on the all-black Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, turns out to be his last Hollywood movie, he's going out in a blaze of...

Lucas To Retire From Blockbusters, Make "Personal" Films

Apparently disgusted with his treatment by Hollywood studios when he approached them to finance Red Tails, his film about World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, featuring an all-black cast, George Lucas has told the New...

Letterman Talent Scout Axed After Remarks About Female Comics

Eddie Brill will no longer be booking comedy acts for CBS's Late Show with David Letterman after touching off an uproar over remarks he made during an interview with the New York Times . Asked...

Tv Reviews The Golden Globes

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night's Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners -- best drama The Descendants ; best comedy or...

Movie Reviews Contraband

Critics are divided almost equally about the merits of Contraband , the new thriller starring Mark Wahlburg as a retired smuggler forced to return to his old business again. On the one hand, there's Roger...

Rob Schneider Comedy Loathed By Critics, Loved By Viewers

For a new TV series, no advance promotion or marketing can be as effective as simply having a top-ten TV show as its lead-in. That was amply demonstrated on Thursday when the series premiere of...

Cbs Launches New Morning Show

CBS, which has never been a major competitor in the early-morning hours dominated by NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America is trying again. On Monday it raised its old banner CBS This Morning over...

Olbermann Vs. The New York Times

Now Keith Olbermann is feuding with the New York Times , which was the first to report on his feud with the powers-that-be at his Current TV channel. Olbermann on Thursday took to Twitter to...

Olbermann Complains About Current; Conservatives Agree

For once, conservatives appear to be agreeing with the liberal commentator Keith Olbermann. Olbermann reportedly had been complaining about the lack of funding by Current TV for coverage of the Iowa caucus vote on Tuesday....

Movie Reviews The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep is receiving high praise for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady ; the movie itself, not so much. Consider the closing paragraph of Betsy Sharkey's review...

So What's Olbermann's Current Status?

Speculation has arisen that Keith Olbermann is once again battling his bosses, in this case, the ownership and management of his current cable outlet Current TV. The New York Times is reporting that Olbermann will...

Cheap Tv's Proving To Be Disastrous For Manufacturers, Retailers

A glut of big-screen TV sets has pushed prices of the sets down to bargain levels -- a boon for consumers, a nightmare for manufacturers and retailers, the New York Times observed today (Tuesday). The...

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