| Sep 22, 2012
| 4:42 PM
CBS has the best hand this fall: two new series that are aces, crime dramas with dynamic heroes. Those two series stand out among the eight debuting next week. CBS will send in its four newcomers while Fox and ABC roll out two apiece. There are 21 new...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
After years spent making her mark as a writer and performer on "The Office," Mindy Kaling is branching out with her own show. A hospital workplace comedy that knowingly tackles rom-com cliches, "The Mindy Project" debuts at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on Fox and...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 11:15 PM
I can just see the clichés the critics will be writing about this.
“It’s not the typical rom com.”
“The perfect date movie!”
Oh, puh-lease! This is an okay movie. I think you’ll either love or hate. I was lukewarm...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Like the recent "Take This Waltz,"directed and written by Sarah Polley, the new American indie "Celeste and Jesse Forever" begins and ends with an unspoken question: Is this mismatched couple meant to stay together?
Set in a universe of restless...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:20 AM
I was excited to drive downtown to the W Hotel to interview the cast of Ruby Sparks. I had to redeem myself.
You see, I sat in a cabana by the pool and interviewed Marisa Tomei there. It was the only interview I’ve ever done that I consider a...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:21 PM
This movie isn’t (500) Days of Summer, but I thought about it while watching this. That’s because that was a romantic comedy with a lot of dark elements. This is 500 Pages of Sparks. You see, a writer with writers block (is there any other...
| Jul 24, 2012
*** (out of four)
Plenty of fictional creations have sprung from imagination to reality in the minds of movie characters. Look at the computer-generated woman in “Weird Science.” Or, last month, the living teddy bear in “Ted.”...
| Jul 23, 2012
Yes, Paul Dano’s real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan deliberately wrote certain things for him in “Ruby Sparks,” in which the real-life couple plays a couple. The movie is not about them, though.
“When I read scenes, it was like,...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:03 AM
This chapter in the saga of tough and enigmatic attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), her colleagues and her nemeses will be new to many viewers, since it originally was shown on DirecTV instead of its original home, FX.
The case involves a death that...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:44 PM
At midseason, Fox plans to add two series. "The Following" stars Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent tracking a serial killer (James Purefoy of "Rome"). Kevin Williamson of "Dawson’s Creek" and "Scream" fame created the series....
| May 14, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Fox unveiled two of its fall comedies on Monday at the 2012 Upfronts: "The Mindy Project" starring Mindy Kaling and "Ben and Kate"...