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2012
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This 2010 movie is directed by Julie Taymor – director non grata of the Spider-Man Broadway musical -- who also wrote the screen adaptation of this classic William Shakespeare tragedy. Her major change is a big one, and a gender one, changing Prospero to Prospera. But this allows the role to go to Helen Mirren, who acts up a storm. (For fans of the Bard, that’s a joke, son.) And she’s not alone: Also starring in this visually inventive version are, among others, David Strathair
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
25
 
 
Here’s Part 2 of the TCM Depressapalooza: David Carradine starring in this 1976 film biography of Woody Guthrie. Hal Ashby directed, and cinematographer Garrett Brown provided some shots that, at the time, were unprecedented. This was the cinema’s first use of the Steadicam, providing long handheld takes that flowed like water, rather than shook like earth tremors.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
25
 
 
We here at TV WORTH WATCHING are so close to launching the next version of our website that it's time to reach out, and start asking for help. So we want to tap your brains, and ask your help -- in coming up with some new slogans for TV WORTH WATCHING...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
I've had a heck of a time lately writing about good TV shows for families, mainly because there are so few on the airwaves. So to restore my faith in TV's ability to produce true family series that everyone in the house can watch, let's reach back in time to highlight five that made the grade. Not only are these great shows for and about families, but they're also funny and well written. If they produced more shows like these right now, I bet people would watch. THE COSBY SHOW (Weeknights at
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
The UK version of Being Human starts its fourth season Saturday night at 9 ET on BBC America. Whether or not you watch Syfy's Monday night adaptation, it's worth revisiting the original, and this recap keeps you current on the popular series' ever-evolving action. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
(Friday - Sunday, Check Local Listings) Tonight’s guest is Neal Gabler, the long-time movie critic who asserts that the current Republican presidential contestant is playing out like a movie. He’s close, but wrong. As we all know, it’s playing out like a reality-TV show. Or, at worst, the equivalent of speed dating, where every candidate gets a few minutes in the spotlight before being coldly rejected. (And I’ve never even tried speed-dating. But I can imagine.)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
One of the people standing before the sharks tonight is a woman who needs an infusion of cash in order to keep her gourmet pretzel business afloat. And you can be sure, that if one of these sharks bite, and agree to go in on the pretzel business, their offer will come with a twist.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
Tonight’s episode is called “The End of All Things,” and the show does vanish after tonight – but only for a brief respite. And it has to do with the Observers – one in particular, played by Michael Cerveris – and an attempt at a particularly daring rescue.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
This Tony-winning musical was filmed before a live audience at the Schubert Theater, resulting in this 2011 film. It’s a love story about an interracial romance in the 1950s South, starring Chad Kimball as a deejay (the old-fashioned kind, the ones who played records on the radio) and Montego Glover as his musical and emotional muse.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
Made in 1951, this movie is jaw-droppingly prescient, and bitingly cynical, about the hunger by the media to exploit an individual tragedy and turn it into national theater. There’s a cave-in at a mine, and reporter Kirk Douglas sees his coverage of it as a way to work his way back to the journalistic big time. The reigning media at the time is radio – but swap out the radio mike for TV cameras, and Douglas for CNN or MSNBC or Fox News or any other 24-hour TV news operation, and you&