Tuesday, February 21, 2017

HBO

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

In HBO's absorbing new drama "The Young Pope," Jude Law plays the title character, American-born Lenny Belardo, who, through divine intervention or woeful human error (this will be hotly debated), is made Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church at the tender age of 47.

A disruptive,...

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

AT&T is buying Time Warner, the owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN, for $85.4 billion in a deal that could shake up the media landscape.

The acquisition would combine a telecom giant that owns a leading cellphone business, DirecTV and internet service with...

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

For Issa Rae, it feels like the 1990s.

The creator and star of the HBO series "Insecure" said she's enjoying the debut of her TV show at a time when popular shows telling different stories about black culture are on the scene, from Ava DuVernay's "Queen Sugar" to Donald Glover's "Atlanta...

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

In August 2000, a Time magazine cover story touting singles life displayed Sarah Jessica Parker and her three "Sex and the City" co-stars with the headline: "Who Needs a Husband?"

That question could apply, in spades, to Parker's new HBO comedy, a piercingly honest yet droll...

Saturday, Jul. 30, 2016

HBO took a bit of heat Saturday for its shows' sexualized violence toward women.

At the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference, HBO programming head Casey Bloys took questions about the violent storytelling of the network's hit series "Game of Thrones" and "The Night Of,"...

Wednesday, May. 18, 2016

For five seasons of "Breaking Bad," Bryan Cranston displayed his versatility through the dramatic evolution of his character, Walter White, from milquetoast schoolteacher to meth-marketing monster.

But that was just a warmup for "All the Way," an HBO film adapted from the Tony Award-...

Monday, Apr. 18, 2016

Look out, HBO. Netflix produced more original programming than cable's premium-network leader last year, according to number provided by the two rivals. The Internet video service isn't slowing down, either, even if it risks losing subscribers to price increases that will help pay for more...

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016

It's impressive how Wendell Pierce confronts the challenge of his latest role, that of Clarence Thomas: with a hearty dose of empathy.

Granted, Pierce has never been nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court, and has little firsthand experience at the center of a firestorm like the 1991...

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016

For much of his career, CNN's Anderson Cooper rarely talked publicly about being Gloria Vanderbilt's son.

He wasn't ashamed. Cooper just didn't want the baggage, the assumption that his life was set because he was a descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the world's richest business...

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

As Mick Jagger is driving around Latin America on tour with The Rolling Stones, he's seeing familiar advertisements promoting his latest project plastered around town.

This time it's not his music — but the HBO series "Vinyl," which he created and...