‘Better Call Saul’: How ‘Breaking Bad’ cooked up the addictive formula for the spinoff

Introduced in 2008, “Breaking Bad” made its debut the year after “Mad Men” put AMC on the map as a home for prestige storytelling. Coupled with FX’s “The Shield” and “Nip / Tuck,” those basic cable networks demonstrated what’s considered premium TV could be defined by quality and ambition, not merely its venue. The keys … Read more

‘Evil’ TV series delivers us from three demons haunting America

Scenes in movies and TV that once inspired terror – cackling demons possessing the body of a young girl, dark prophecies about the number 666, preachers warning terrified congregations about “the father of lies” – now seem passé. The stylish procedural, which has been described as “‘X-Files’ meets ‘The Exorcist,’” follows the adventures of David … Read more

‘Boy Meets World’ Cast Wishes They Had Intimacy Coordinators

The Boy Meets World actors are speaking out about some of their not-so-pleasant experiences on the set of the ’90s sitcom. During a recent episode of Pod Meets World, the podcast hosted by Danielle Fishel, Rider Strongand Will Friedlethe former costars discussed the awkward experience of shooting intimate scenes as young actors. In the episode, … Read more

Jamie Foxx shoulders the weight of Netflix’s frenzied vampire romp

Stunt coordinator and martial artist JJ Perry’s directorial debut, Day Shift, premiered on Netflix on August 12, 2022. Known for his stunt work on blockbusters like John Wick and F9: The Fate of the FuriousPerry’s vampire action-comedy does set itself apart in the genre, but fails to deliver on the exciting stunts one would have … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) – Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to … Read more

Not quite a home run

The 1992 movie “A League of Their Own” gets a small-screen adaptation in the Prime Video series of the same name. The result is entertaining enough and should win over nostalgic fans – but it’s not quite a home run. Now streaming, “A League of Their Own,” has a similar premise to the movie, which … Read more

Disney CEO says price hikes may hit Disney World, Disneyland

Disney World and Disneyland customers may soon be getting hit with another round of price hikes, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek. After raising prices across Disney’s streaming services, including Disney +, Hulu and ESPN +, Chapek told CNBC that price hikes will likely hit the Mouse House’s popular theme parks next. “We read demand. … Read more

Judds asks court to seal report of death investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The family of country singer Naomi Judd filed an amended court petition Friday to seal police reports and recordings made during the investigation into her death di lei. The family filed the petition in Williamson County Chancery Court, saying the records contain video and audio interviews with relatives in the immediate … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) – Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man confront … Read more

How to pick the right MacBook

A new MacBook Air running M2 chip is seen displayed during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, June 6, 2022. Peter Dasilva | Reuters Apple has five MacBook computers to choose from, which might be a little daunting if you’re in the market for a new laptop as we hit back-to-school season. … Read more