"Trumbo" put a serious face on the plight of Communists working in 1950s Hollywood. Opening Friday, Joel and Ethan Coen's "Hail, Caesar!" paints that face with clown makeup and makes it do a spit take.
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Chris Pine and his ragtag Coast Guard crew overcome horrendous luck, freezing temperatures, hurricane-force winds and waves so powerful they've broken two 500-foot oil tankers in half.
Move over, "Making a Murderer." Take a seat, "The Jinx." FX is revisiting the original did-he-or-didn't-he reality TV obsession with "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (10 p.m. Feb. 2).
The truth is out there. An entertaining episode of the "X-Files" reboot is, too.
It's a moving, troubling look at one man's existential crisis, the powerful grip of loneliness and the mundanity and despair of everyday life. But "Anomalisa" probably will be remembered, at least by the few of you who'll see it, for one thing: puppet sex.
With the financial-intrigue drama "Billions," Damian Lewis returns to the premium channel where he made his mark, albeit for one too many seasons, as "Homeland's" doomed Brody. And Josh Holloway, who burst onto the scene as "Lost's" scruffy Sawyer, gets back together with that series' co-showrunner, Carlton Cuse, for the alien-invasion drama "Colony."
Depending upon your preferred news source, the word "Benghazi" has come to symbolize either a witch hunt or an act of near treason.
I know, I know. It's difficult to think about a whole new year full of movies when you're still so wrapped up in "Star Wars."
Of all the resolutions you've already broken, here's hoping "clearing out room on the DVR' wasn't one of them, because television's midseason has begun in earnest.
It may seem hard to believe, given the months of hype and speculation, that record-shattering opening and the merchandise — so very much merchandise — but movies other than "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened in 2015.
Fans of Quentin Tarantino know that if there's one thing the writer-director loves — even more than bloody violence, music from the 1970s and women's feet — it's the sound of his own words.
If you're anything like me, Christmas has always been about the movies. And, since there's still time to binge watch a few before the big day, here's a list of my 10 favorite Christmas movies for inspiration:
When it was announced that David O. Russell's next movie would tell the story of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano, I couldn't wait to see how the filmmaker responsible for such recent delights as "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle" could turn that into a compelling movie.
I was too young for the original 1977 release, but I saw "Star Wars" — or, as it's been rechristened, "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope" — the following year during the first of its five re-releases. Soon after, I had the Darth Vader helmet carrying case crammed full of action figures, the more obscure the better.
If 2015 has produced a more satisfying pop-culture moment than seeing Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) reunited with their beloved Millennium Falcon, accompanied by a bit of John Williams' iconic score, I don't want to know about it.
In the days before Wikipedia, many a student assigned to read "Moby-Dick" did so via CliffsNotes, those truncated little study guides that summarize a novel's plot and themes at the expense of a real understanding of the text.
Amazon's critically acclaimed comedy "Transparent" returns for its second season on Friday.
If nothing else, "Scrooged" should have taught Bill Murray the hazards of producing a live TV special on Christmas Eve.
For all the noise we make on New Year's Eve, Las Vegas doesn't have much in the way of Christmas traditions.
It isn't quite as foolhardy as asking a teenage girl to lead a rebellion against a brutal police state. But it's close.
In a year of reboots ranging from entertaining ("Mad Max: Fury Road," "Jurassic World") to dreadful ("Vacation," "Terminator Genisys"), "Creed" may be the most surprising one yet.
One of the biggest drawbacks to adapting a series of books for the big screen, especially with the obligatory splitting of the final novel into two movies, is the lack of closure.
AMC abandoned its original moniker, American Movie Classics, long before it started churning out some of TV's finest dramas.
Bored. Just bored. That's the best way to describe sitting through "SPECTRE," the butt-numbing extension of "Skyfall" that plods along ground so familiar, it's easy to see how Daniel Craig could have grown tired of playing James Bond.
As a movie, "Diamonds Are Forever" is mediocre at best. Based on critics' scores, Rotten Tomatoes ranks it as the 16th best of the 23 official James Bond movies leading up to Friday's release of "SPECTRE." ("Dr. No" finished first, "A View to a Kill" last.)
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