Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington in 'Training Day,' directed by Antoine Fuqua

What to watch: ‘Training Day’ and more on Netflix, Amazon, and VOD

Training Day (2001) earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as a corrupt narcotics cop. In part it’s because he’s playing against type: Denzel earned his reputation as Hollywood’s bedrock of decency and morality: his screen heroes fight fear, prejudice, and self-doubt for their goodness. Detective Alonzo Harris proved that the […]

It’s not cable, it’s HBO Now

After months of anticipation, HBO launches its new web-based service HBO Now. That means that you can now get the premium pay cable channel without cable. And, what a coincidence, that’s just in time for the fight season debut of “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s current signature series. The price is $15 a month, comparable to […]