September 30, 2011 We take a moment to salute Barry Williams, portrayer of one Greg Brady, on his birthday. Sing along!
Brennan Hunt performs in front of the judges on The X Factor.
September 30, 2011 On this week's show, we've got Paula Abdul, movies about sneezing, countertenors, and a game that will call upon your vast knowledge of famous injuries in pop-culture history.
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September 30, 2011 Sony no longer wants to subsidize the cost of 3-D glasses. Believe it or not, that means the price of going to a 3-D movie could go up at just the moment when consumers seem to be showing some resistance to the costly technology.
September 29, 2011 The new film Dream House is not screening for critics. So we are left to speculate about what might happen in a scary movie with that particular title. Evil wine refrigerator, anyone?
September 29, 2011 Katherine Heigl will be playing the lead in the first film to come from a super-popular series of detective novels. Can she pull off dark hair and a Jersey accent?
David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon star in CBS's How To Be A Gentleman.
September 29, 2011 Television's obnoxious relationship with femininity is legendary. But with tonight's launch of CBS's How To Be A Gentleman, it demonstrates that its relationship with masculinity may be even worse.
Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy star in ABC's Suburgatory.
September 28, 2011 ABC's Suburgatory seems like a cardboard cutout show about how the city is cooler than the suburbs. But at its heart is a well-articulated relationship between a loving dad and his wary daughter.
Jeff Bezos, Chairman and CEO of Amazon.com, introduces the Kindle Fire at a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
September 28, 2011 Today, Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire, a 7-inch tablet that functions like a souped-up e-reader that can also give you access to music, movies, and apps. But questions abound about the device's ability to fit into a crowded market for portable media devices.
Idris Elba as John Luther in Luther, which returns on BBC America Wednesday night.
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September 28, 2011 Idris Elba returns to his Emmy-nominated role in BBC America's Luther tonight. His history playing conflicted men who understand both sides of the law has brought him acclaim, but one particular rumor about an iconic role just keeps coming up — and he's doing nothing to make it go away.
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A screen grab from ESPN Films Catching Hell, Alex Gibney's look at the story of Steve Bartman.
September 27, 2011 ESPN Films uses sports documentaries to look at mass culture, and tonight's Catching Hell, about Cubs fan Steve Bartman, presents a terrifying story of mass hysteria and media goading.
September 27, 2011 Last night, NPR Music's "Project Song" won an Emmy. That gives them the same number of Emmys as Melissa McCarthy!
September 26, 2011 Okay, so much about the Dolly Parton/Queen Latifah movie Joyful Noise could be awful, but the fact that it has the two of them means it cannot possibly be entirely awful.
Matthew Morrison and the rest of the cast of Glee are up against the wall after a very soft premiere episode last week.
September 26, 2011 We can begin to discern a few things about the new fall season. Comedies — both old ones and new ones — are coming on strong, aging reality franchises are flagging, and NBC just keeps trying to figure it out.
Fernando Morena and Eliu Armas star in Hermano.
Music Box Films
September 26, 2011 Almost every film we see is coded in some way — it sets us up to see it in a certain way. Seeing a truly unfamiliar film full of truly unfamiliar faces may be the only way to learn how to watch a movie from scratch.
The original Rin Tin Tin was born in 1918 and died in 1932.
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September 24, 2011 Susan Orlean's new book about one of cinema's great dogs argues that Rin Tin Tin wasn't just a dog doing tricks, but an actor who could emote and affect audiences.
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