Robin Williams (1951-2014)
Aug11

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Robin Williams was a comic genius and genuine actor, a brilliant and beloved person, who touched every generation and demographic. President Obama paid tribute to Williams: Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human...

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TV Tackles ‘Approval Matrix’ Again — Hosted By Neal Brennan
Aug11

TV Tackles ‘Approval Matrix’ Again — Hosted By Neal Brennan

The Approval Matrix — New York Magazine‘s popular, back-page pop culture round-up of what’s highbrow, lowbrow, brilliant, and despicable — is now a TV show on Sundance TV (premiering Aug. 11 at 11 p.m.) This is the second attempt to bring the feature to the tube. Bravo’s bland 2011 pilot never went anywhere. What can viewers expect this time? Jon Caramanica of the New York Times reviews it: “The Approval...

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‘Murder In The First’ — Who Did It?
Aug11

‘Murder In The First’ — Who Did It?

“Murder in the First,” Steven Bochco’s superb crime drama, wraps up its debut season on TNT Monday night… and we hope we get a resolution. “Murder” has been a welcome return to form for Bochco, the creator of pioneering cop shows like “NYPD Blue” and “L.A. Law.” A perfect 10-espisode summer diversion. Taye Diggs (“Private Practice”) and Kathleen Robertson...

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Teen Choice: Surf’s Up For Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
Aug11

Teen Choice: Surf’s Up For Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards. The actors were honored with several prizes Sunday, including choice drama movie actor and breakout movie star for Elgort and choice drama and action movie actress for “Divergent” star Woodley. The pair was also awarded the surfboard-shaped trophy for choice movie lip-lock for their “Fault in...

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‘Outlander’ Shines For Starz
Aug09

‘Outlander’ Shines For Starz

“Outlander,” Starz’s hyped new fantasy drama, based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novel series, makes its official premium cable debut on Saturday. It’s already been viewed nearly 1 million times online. This is another high quality TV series. They just keep coming. Summary: Executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, married World War II nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) time travels to 1743 century...

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