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NEW YORK — Six years ago, Matthew McConaughey was starring in a movie called "Surfer, Dude," a film about as good as its title implies. He played a shirtless surfer plunged into an existential crises when his good luck with waves runs out.
This image released by HBO shows Matthew McConaughey as Rustin Cohle in a scene from the series "True Detective." A few years ago, Matthew McConaughey's career had bottomed out in rom-com mediocrity. He resolved to alter his path, and the rebirth that followed _ the so-called McConaissance _ reaches an apogee with his Oscar nomination for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club." (AP Photo/HBO, Jim Bridges)
Stephanie Rader, a new mom, said her Internet and cable costs were getting out of hand at her Cincinnati-area home.
Without the mythological hero, Hercules, the popular culture of today would probably look a lot different than it does. You can easily draw a line from modern superheroes back to the time of the ancient Greeks. So why is it that after thousands of years since his inception we are still waiting for a decent Hercules movie?
The last time Robert De Niro laced on the gloves for the big screen he delivered a knockout as Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull."
You may recognize her from TV, but you might not realize Audra McDonald, who played Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s hit television series “Private Practice,” has a major career as a concert and recording artist, regularly appearing on the great stages of the world.
A profound work by one of the 20th century’s most influential writers is making its stage debut in the Valley. The world premiere of C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” runs through Sunday, Dec. 22, at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
This undated photo provided by HBO, shows, from left, actors James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, Edie Falco as Carmela and Robert Iler as Anthony Jr. in a scene from the finale of, "The Sopranos." More people are binge watching their favorite shows thanks to video streaming and On Demand services. For some, binging on TV shows and movies feels a whole lot like dating. (AP Photo/HBO, Will Hart)
Rebecca Hall is confidently stepping toward center stage.
Q: How feasible is it to get rid of cable television and watch everything on the Internet? — D
Chandler Chamber-run event — and its feathered stars — featured in ostrich-themed video
On and off screen, it's been a bruising summer for Hollywood.
Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died.
Comedian Richard Lewis, the so-called “Prince of Pain” you may recognize from HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" performs in Phoenix. Comedy Central has recognized Lewis as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time, and he was charted on GQ Magazine's list of the 20th Century's Most Influential Humorists.
Dear U.S. Citizen: Please accept our most egregiously sincere apologies for the difficulties and inconveniences the secret monitoring of your phone records and email and GPS units and foreign travel and bank accounts and yes, even your snail mail has evidently caused.
Millions will undoubtedly be flocking to “The Hangover Part III” and “Fast & Furious 6” this weekend, but those seeking a refreshingly original alternative should look no further than the jubilant “Frances Ha.” Directed by Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale,” “Greenberg”), “Frances Ha” transcends nearly every romantic comedy convention. In fact, it’s not a romantic comedy at all, but rather a young woman’s coming-of-age tale where the term “adult” is thrown around by those who have yet to discover its meaning.
Urban AZ’s first Spoken Word Showcase brings together a range of poetic performers, along with R&B artists Dwele and Bilal with a band, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.
When one thinks of the Holocaust film genre, dramas such as “Schindler’s List” and “The Pianist” instantly come to mind for their harrowing portrayals of victims and survivors who suffered at the hands of Nazis. But what about the German survivors – more specifically, the children of Nazi war criminals forced to come to terms with the atrocities of their parents? This is a question posed by the exceptional new German-language film, “Lore,” Cate Shortland’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2004 feature “Somersault.”
LOS ANGELES — Lily Tomlin's admiration for elephants began when she met Ruby and Billy.
This undated publicity photo released by courtesy of HBO shows a scene from the documentary film, "An Apology to Elephants." Actress Lily Tomlin narrates the film. The film is an unabashed polemic, calling for improved treatment of elephants in zoos and an end to the use of the animals as entertainment, which the film contends must invariably involve abuse. (AP Photo/HBO, Lisa Jeffries/pawsweb.org)
This undated publicity photo released by courtesy of HBO shows narrator, Lily Tomlin, in the documentary film, "An Apology to Elephants." The film is an unabashed polemic, calling for improved treatment of elephants in zoos and an end to the use of the animals as entertainment, which the film contends must invariably involve abuse. (AP Photo/HBO, Lisa Jeffries/pawsweb.org)
DirecTV’s Audience Network is producing a completely original show with “Rogue,” which premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.
Editor’s note: Follows is a one-on-one interview with Joshua Sasse, of the movie “The Big and I,” and Leah Gibson, from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Both are playing key roles in “Rogue,” DIRECTV’s first original series.