Fin: One year of “Ozymandias,” a more Jewish Christian Mingle movie and the decline of Robin Thicke

Today marks one year since the airing of “Ozymandias,” the greatest episode of Breaking Bad and quite possibly the most emotionally wrenching TV episode of all time. They don’t make ‘em like “Ozymandias” anymore. Go back and read Alan Sepinwall’s review, which he wrote from a hospital bed (What’s Alan Watching) RE: The “Christian Mingle” more »

How I Met Your Mothers: ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ subject has 34 biological kids

Like most therapy shows, Iyanla: Fix My Life gives an update on what happened to the people whose lives we were eavesdropping on. They’ve often fallen right back into the place they were before life coach and mentor Iyanla Vanzant showed up. Not surprising. Any therapy that has transformative results is a time-consuming thing. Now more »

The SNL shakeups continue: Strong out, Che in, new featured player

I think everyone who watched Saturday Night Live in the second half of last season realized that the Weekend Update tandem of Colin Jost and Cecily Strong wasn’t doing so well. SNL has now rectified the problem, but not in the way you may have thought. New York Times late night whisperer Bill Carter reported more »

End of “Adulthood?” More like the loss of personal responsibility

In his long overview of contemporary popular culture published over the weekend, ‘The New York Times’ primary film critic, A.O. Scott, has decided to “celebrate” the end of the patriarchy and, with it, the death of “adulthood,” as he would have us believe. His proposition is clear – with shows like ‘Breaking Bad,‘ ‘The Sopranos,’ more »

Simpsons mania continues with live show, Conan’s “Monorail Song”

For Their 25th anniversary, are The Simpsons back in a big way this year, or what? Last month, an entire generation stayed indoors for a week to watch the entire run of the series on FX. Soon there will be an app featuring every episode of every season, on demand. Crossovers are on the way more »

Nurse Jackie will make her final rounds, show’s 7th season its last

  Shooting has begun for the seventh season of Showtime’s Emmy-winning dark comedy Nurse Jackie, and it will be the last ever for the series. The cast helped break the news at their first table reading for the new season, posing for a photo holding up signs saying “the final season.” Edie Falco is beaming; more »

The Simpsons to crossover with original Tracy Ullman versions

‘ annual Treehouse of Horror episodes have all sorts of fun winking at the audience. This year, they’ll borrow a trick from comic book crossovers and meet their previous versions. The Oct. 19 episode will have a parody of “The Others” that sees the family haunted by ghosts. It turns out these ghosts are the more »

Bond villain Richard Kiel dead at 74

Richard Kiel somehow managed to make a 7-foot assassin with solid steel teeth a lovable figure. The actor that brought Bond nemesis Jaws to life died Wednesday . Born with acromegaly, the same hormonal condition Andre The Giant had, Kiel mixed his intimidating size with a winning smile and sense of humor. His bumbling, lovable more »

‘Minority Report’ TV series ends up at Fox

For months now, we’ve heard rumors that Steven Spielberg’s hit 2002 film, ‘,’ was being positioned by the Popcorn King for a possible TV series. Few specifics were given, except that the man who made ‘Jaws,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ would be “hands on” with more »

On CNN: Wolf Blitzer, man in motion

There’s nothing funny about war, or about a presidential address in which the commander-in-chief announces a new commitment of military force meant to degrade and eventually destroy the militia known as ISIS. But before President Obama announced military action in a prime time address Wednesday night we had a moment on CNN that made me more »

Fin: Left Behind on Rosh Hashanah, Strong Takes on sports and secrets of ‘Night Calls’

I was invited this week to a press screening of the Nicolas Cage “Left Behind” movie- but wouldn’t you know it, it’s on Erev Rosh Hashanah. I suppose I’m in no position to complain, though. In fact, maybe I should be thanking them. The brilliant Twitter sports commentator known as @PFTCommenter has launched a new more »

Amazon Prime is now on Android phones

I hadn’t been aware that the Amazon Prime Video streaming service was not availably on non-Amazon Android smartphones, but apparently it wasn’t. But as of yesterday, it is, as a mobile app on most Android devices: Amazon today announced that Prime members in the US, UK and Germany can now enjoy Prime Instant Video on more »