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Category Archives: AT&T’s Lies

Ask Matt: Shondaland’s Move to Netflix, CBS Leaves Viewers in ‘Doubt,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Broadchurch,’ ‘This Is Us’

Is Netflix’s Gain ABC’s Loss? Question: What do you think of Shonda Rhimes’ move over to Netflix? Since ABC appears to be willing to hand a pilot green light to almost any drama series she comes up with, I’m surprised she chose to leave. Scandal famously encourages live viewing with the full cast usually tweeting […]

Galaxy Note 4 battery recall isn’t what you think

Talk about deja vu: batteries for the Galaxy Note 4, of all phones, are being recalled. While it may seem like we’re heading for a repeat of last fall at first blush, it seems that this recall is vastly different from the Note 7 fiasco that happened last year. For starters, Samsung isn’t even the […]

Peter Bart: Will Time Warner’s Creative Energy Survive AT&T Takeover?

Time Warner, the empire that was once poised to conquer both Hollywood and the web, is about to fade into a mere corporate subsidiary, reminding industry players yet again that the ground is shifting under them. Jeffrey Bewkes could walk away with a $95 million exit visa when TW is absorbed into the amorphous corporate […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Reese Witherspoon (‘Big Little Lies …

“I won the Oscar and I felt really confused about what to do next,” Reese Witherspoon confesses, in reference to her 2006 best actress victory for playing June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, as we sit down at the Formosa Recording Studio in Santa Monica to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards […]

TV Review: ‘Mr. Mercedes’ on AT&T Audience Network

David E. Kelley has been on a hot streak of late, with his series “Goliath” and “Big Little Lies” successfully negotiating the demands of both upmarket TV consumers and commercially minded drama purveyors. Unfortunately, “Mr. Mercedes,” despite its excellent cast, breaks that streak. On paper, the combination of Kelley and Stephen King, the author of […]

Peter Bart: Will Time Warner’s Creative Energy Survive AT&T Takeover?

Time Warner, the empire that was once poised to conquer both Hollywood and the web, is about to fade into a mere corporate subsidiary, reminding industry players yet again that the ground is shifting under them. Jeffrey Bewkes could walk away with a $95 million exit visa when TW is absorbed into the amorphous corporate […]

Galaxy Note 4 battery recall isn’t what you think

Talk about deja vu: batteries for the Galaxy Note 4, of all phones, are being recalled. While it may seem like we’re heading for a repeat of last fall at first blush, it seems that this recall is vastly different from the Note 7 fiasco that happened last year. For starters, Samsung isn’t even the […]

Ask Matt: Shondaland’s Move to Netflix, CBS Leaves Viewers in ‘Doubt,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Broadchurch,’ ‘This Is Us’

Is Netflix’s Gain ABC’s Loss? Question: What do you think of Shonda Rhimes’ move over to Netflix? Since ABC appears to be willing to hand a pilot green light to almost any drama series she comes up with, I’m surprised she chose to leave. Scandal famously encourages live viewing with the full cast usually tweeting […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Reese Witherspoon (‘Big Little Lies’)

“I won the Oscar and I felt really confused about what to do next,” Reese Witherspoon confesses, in reference to her 2006 best actress victory for playing June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, as we sit down at the Formosa Recording Studio in Santa Monica to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards […]

TV Review: ‘Mr. Mercedes’ on AT&T Audience Network

David E. Kelley has been on a hot streak of late, with his series “Goliath” and “Big Little Lies” successfully negotiating the demands of both upmarket TV consumers and commercially minded drama purveyors. Unfortunately, “Mr. Mercedes,” despite its excellent cast, breaks that streak. On paper, the combination of Kelley and Stephen King, the author of […]