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2017
Sep
30
 
 
On this day in 1960, ABC introduced The Flintstones, TV's most popular Stone Age family...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
30
 
 
Creating costumes for the court of Louis XIV at Versailles turns out to involve a lot more than throwing some fancy fabric on the king, queen and an occasional mistress...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
30
 
 
Ten Days in the Valley looks like it will also give viewers 10 weeks in a soap opera...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
30
 
 
This 1952 movie is presented by TCM as one of “The Essentials,” and presents Kirk Douglas as an unscrupulous Hollywood producer (or is that redundant?). His various tactics and abuses are recounted, in turn, by a director, a writer, and a actress. They’re played, respectively and memorably, by Barry Sullivan, Dick Powell, and, sigh, Lana Turner.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
30
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s Season 43 for Saturday Night Live as a TV show – which means it’s also Season 43 for me as a TV critic, since this was the first series I ever reviewed as a columnist for a daily newspaper. Tonight’s guest host: Ryan Gosling. Tonight’s musical guest: Jay-Z. That’s a far cry, and 42 years, from opening night, when the guest host was George Carlin, and the musical guests were Billy Preston and Janis Ian. (Hi, buddy Janis, if you’re re
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
30
 
 
If your head is still spinning about David Lynch’s latest creation, the recently concluded Twin Peaks: The Return series on Showtime, here’s a chance to spin that head some more, by watching some of Lynch’s earliest creations. TCM starts its late-night Lynch mob with 1977’s Eraserhead, written and directed by Lynch. It stars Jack Nance as Henry Spencer, a factory worker with a screaming girlfriend, a deformed baby, and a fairly warped sense of reality. Nance would go on t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
30
 
 
And seven years before filming Eraserhead, David Lynch wrote and directed this even more surrealistic and disturbing 1970 short movie, called The Grandmother. It’s about a young boy with abusive parents who seeks, and finds, an unusual form of emotional refuge: He sprouts seeds which mature into a loving, supportive grandmother.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
29
 
 
TELEMOVIE PREMIERE: It’s been quite a year for Stephen King. Not only has a new version of his clown thriller It been a hit at the cinema, but on television, David E. Kelley has crafted a devilishly clever miniseries adaptation of King’s Mr. Mercedes, And now, today on Netflix, comes another deft character study from a King novel. This one is directed by Mike Flanagan and co-adapted by Jeff Howard, who previously worked together on Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil. Those horror films
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
29
 
 
TELEMOVIE PREMIERE: Jane Fonda, who’s already starring on Netflix in the comedy series Grace and Frankie (opposite Lily Tomlin), is paired in this new Netflix movie with another veteran former screen partner. This time it’s Robert Redford, who starred with Fonda in 1979’s The Electric Horseman. And this time, they play long-time platonic neighbors, who begin to know each other a bit more intimately when she suggests they sleep together. Just sleep, to stave off nighttime loneli
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
29
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is not a recommendation. ABC made the mistake of unveiling this series in IMAX theaters, where its every mistake was magnified – and my, there were a lot of mistakes. I made the mistake of seeing it then, a few weeks ago, and still haven’t shaken the memory of how disappointing it was. If you watch, and are likely to be impressed by anything, it’s the characters’ interplanetary phone reception. Even Medusa, the Inhuman with the long living red tresse