'Too Funny to Fail' looks back at the short-lived ABC comedy 'The Dana Carvey Show,' which failed spectacularly despite having future comedy stars including Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K. and Steve Carell on staff.
Two of the greatest singer-songwriters to ever capture the hopeful, maverick spirit of Los Angeles are Beck and Tom Petty. So as Beck his first local show since Petty’s death, it was time for one L.A. legend to salute another.
Thor battles his sister and Marvel franchise fatigue alike as director Taika Waititi injects a welcome dose of self-parody into the character's standalone series.
Director David Fincher sets the tone for 'Mindhunter,' an engrossing new Netflix series with highly distinctive performances, streaming now.
With its episode about sexual harassment, 'Great News' provides a glowing example of the way art can triumph over life, says Ken Tucker.
There are no jolly, happy souls in this muddled, snowbound adaptation of Jo Nesbø's bestseller — a major disappointment from director Tomas Alfredson.
Fox News hosts excoriated “liberal silence” because late night hosts didn't condemn Weinstein quickly enough. But it was just a matter of timing, Ken Tucker writes. The story broke too late for Thursday night's shows, and they don't tape on Friday. But Colbert, Kimmel, and Meyers had many jokes and much disgust teed up Monday night.
Janet Jackson may have been passed over for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination this week, but the 51-year-old pioneer proved her relevance with a sold-out set at Los Angeles’s 17,500-seat Hollywood Bowl Sunday.
On Sept. 23, Gorillaz headlined the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, thrilling spectators with funky-fresh Humanz tracks like “Strobelite,” “Ascension,” and “Sex Murder Party.” Just one weekend later, another Vegas music festival, Route 91, became the site of the largest documented mass shooting in U.S history. Sitting wearily at his piano, Albarn shook his head, exasperated, and sighed to the capacity crowd, “It seems like every week, the world gets slightly crazier. This was Albarn’s introduction to an uncharacteristically rustic, homey, and alt-countryish new Gorillaz song, “Ode to Idaho,” written during a much-needed off-the-grid respite just this week.
After mussing Donald Trump's hair back in 2016, Jimmy Fallon still hasn't figured out how to approach politics on the 'Tonight Show,' says Ken Tucker.
During "Weekend Update," Che pared his own response to President Trump's Puerto Rico tweets to the bare minimum of contempt to achieve the maximum effect.
In rare sci-fi sequel that takes its time to go deep, "Arrival" director Denis Villeneuve picks up 30 years after stylish cult classic left off.
If you took three middle-aged war veterans and turned their lives into an earnest, pious, watchable, but naggingly inauthentic TV dramedy, the result might look something like Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying. The movie is adapted from a novel by Daryl Ponicsan, who wrote the book The Last Detail was based on, and it’s a kind of spiritual sequel that mirrors the abstract outline of that celebrated 1973 film: a trio of military men thrown together on a scattershot road odyssey. In this case, though, the setting is December 2003, and the three men are old comrades (two Marines, one Navy) who all served together in Vietnam.
Netflix's adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller is one of the most interesting and well-acted movies you’ll see this year, says Ken Tucker.