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2018
Jun
30
 
 
The Round of 16 has begun, and today’s two games both are televised by Fox. First up is Argentina vs. France at 10 a.m. ET, with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi trying to maintain the momentum he’s generated only recently in this World Cup. Then, at 2 p.m. ET, it’s Uruguay vs. Portugal, with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo trying to maintain the momentum he's displayed throughout.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
30
 
 
This is it! Or, rather, this is It, the latest remake of the Stephen King horror novel. First dramatized as an ABC miniseries in 1990, back when the broadcast networks used to make miniseries, this new 2017 movie version stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, the scary clown at the heart of this very weird tale.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
30
 
 
Denzel Washington stars in the title role in this 2017 drama, playing against type as a meek-looking defense attorney who is underestimated by many of those who oppose him – at their peril.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
29
 
 
It’s enough to make grown men cry. No, actually, it is — as in literally...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
29
 
 
Hugh Grant has insisted for years that he wanted to ditch the rom-coms at which he is so good, and it appears he's finally gotten his wish...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
29
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This three-part drama is exactly the sort of thing that, years ago, would have been a natural as a modern-dress offering by Masterpiece on PBS. Here it is on Amazon, a quality TV miniseries that’s even more proof that streaming services have achieved parity with networks. A Very English Scandal is based on a very real scandal from 1979, when a prominent member of Parliament, played by Hugh Grant, was accused of conspiring to murder his former lover – another man.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
29
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 2 of GLOW, one of last year’s more unexpectedly impressive TV surprises, begins with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and their grudgingly involved TV director, preparing to shoot the pilot episode of their new syndicated female wrestling show. Early on, three characters grab the spotlight. There’s Ruth (Alison Brie), a.k.a. Soviet threat “Zoya the Destroya,” whose Natasha Fatale accent in the ring is a lot more cartoonish than her natural ability
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
29
 
 
Three more episodes of Season 4 of 12 Monkeys are shown tonight, as Syfy burns through its remaining installments in a final binge run of what-the-hell nonchalance. Last week’s batch of time-traveling episodes, for example, concluded with Adolf Hitler being blown up almost as an afterthought – but not before Cassie (Amanda Schull), one of the time travelers, distracts Nazi guards by dressing as a dominatrix, then mows them down with a machine gun.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
29
 
 
Let me call you sweet tart: Tonight, on this new (well, new to us American viewers, at least) installment, Mary and company judge a big batch of ornate tarts – after which the baking contestants get their just desserts. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
29
 
 
Tonight’s scheduled lineup has a high celebrity factor, but the celebrities in question have been entertainingly blunt and verbose in past appearances with Maher. Among the guests: Bradley Whitford and (pictured) Michael Moore.