| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Leveraging the wildly anticipated, international, multimedia debut of the "Doctor Who" anniversary special, BBC America is smartly following "The Day of the Doctor" with the premiere Saturday of "Atlantis."
The new fantasy-action-adventure series is a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
These are tough times to be a film critic. Not because the number of quality films for adults is diminishing — it is, but that's an old story — but because the movies are not getting the respect they should.
Everywhere I turn, people are...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:29 PM
BBC America announced Wednesday that it has picked up a second season of its sci-fi/fantasy series "Atlantis."
The 13-part series premiered on Saturday and attracted 838,000 viewers. This made it the highest-rated series premiere ever for the channel'...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:40 PM
If anyone ever asks you what "Thor: The Dark World" has in common with "Blondie Goes Latin" and "Bomba and the Jungle Girl," here's the answer: It's the eighth movie in its franchise.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, as "Thor's" particular franchise is...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The titular hammer-wielding superhero returns in "Thor: The Dark World," this time to stop a race of dark elves from plunging the universe into blackness. But, despite all creation hanging in the balance, film critics are somewhat unmoved by the god of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:25 PM
On Friday, April 12, Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles slept without trouble, which wouldn't be news except for one thing.
The next day, ElAttrache had a pair of surgeries scheduled on athletes whose combined price tag this...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
POTSDAM, Germany — Biting cold and a blue, blue April sky marked the day as perfect for a foot race.
On the back lot of Babelsberg Film Studio here outside of the German capital, young actors Sophie Nélisse and Nico Liersch took their marks, got...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In her book "Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy," famed theologian and radical feminist Mary Daly imagined a female-run hag-ocracy, a new world of Witches, Crones, Harpies, Furies and Amazons.
Or, as we like to call it, television.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:05 PM
As "The Simpsons" enters its second quarter-century, its still getting major notoriety for one minor aspect of the show: the ever-changing couch gag that opens most episodes. Hot on the heels of the Guillermo del Toro-directed Halloween couch gag comes...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The formula for a successful British band is simple: Grow up together in an industrial town (in this case, Manchester), wow 'em in London, win over Europe and Asia and then shred the music charts in America for the really big money. After getting...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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