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2019
Sep
28
 
 
And Our Friends Are All Aboard– On the week and month that Abbey Roadis re-released on its golden anniversary, it doesn't seem that improper to go from golden to yellow...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
6
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: You’ve seen the movie. You’ve heard the soundtrack. You’ve even heard Joni Mitchell’s anthemic account of the seminal music and arts fair held in August 1969 in Bethel, NY. So why watch a new account, one that’s less about performance footage and more about the recorded music and national mood of the period? Because the perspective here is informative, and relatively clear-eyed. It also adds new elements to the story, such as the surprising fac
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
27
 
 
The first promo clip from the upcoming movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood has just been released, and it proves indisputably that this biopic of children’s TV host Fred Rogers has indeed found its ideal leading man...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
12
 
 
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing tomorrow, one of the cuts we played on Fresh Air today (Friday, July 19), was audio of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, singing his version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity". The sound is great, but to get to the full impact — as more than 43 million people have done on YouTube — you have to see the 2013 video...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
8
 
 
A future version of Syd (Rachel Keller) fears that the powerful mutant psychic David (Dan Stevens) is the reason the world ends, and travels back in time to kill him before that happens. David, meanwhile, hopes that if he travels back in time himself, he can put things right, and establish a new time line that doesn’t involve destroying the planet. And in the weird world of Legion, it’s quite possible they’re both right…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
26
 
 
This 1992 comedy is such a funny, enjoyable legal comedy, it’s easy to overlook how dependent it is on the broad comic talents of its two stars, Marisa Tomei (who won an Oscar for her portrayal) and Joe Pesci (who perhaps should have). He plays the title character, a newly minted New York lawyer defending his cousin, who is accused of murder in rural Alabama. Oh, and give credit, too, to Fred Gwynne, who plays the judge who has a problem with Vinny’s wardrobe, attitude, and accent. &
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
23
 
 
American Masters premiered on PBS on this day in 1986...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
30
 
 
John Turturro stars in this new Sundance miniseries version of bestselling Umberto Eco novel – and is one of its teleplay adapters as well. So if you’re not caught up in this fresh adaptation (which premiered last Thursday), you have him to blame. Twice.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
1
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Today on CBS All Access, that streaming subscription service presents the first episodes of The Twilight Zone, the new version of the classic Rod Serling anthology series from 60 years ago. The new Zone is hosted by Jordan Peele, who is one of its executive producers – and for my review of the new Twilight Zone on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, visit the Fresh Air website and for the review on TVWW, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower. Meanwhile, it&rsqu