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2012
Apr
28
 
 
Tom Hanks directed this 2011 romantic comedy, and co-wrote it as well, with Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Hanks stars here too, opposite Julia Roberts, and plays a student who is drawn to Roberts’ adult-education teacher.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
Harry Lime is dead; long live Harry Lime. Orson Welles plays the mysterious Lime with a twist in this 1949 film noir thriller, starring Joseph Cotton as a friend investigating reports of Lime’s untimely death. Great movie, written by Graham Greene and directed by Carol Reed.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
Robert Downey, Jr.’s original Iron Man megahit led to a string of Marvel-based movies starring heroes who, next month, will unite in The Avengers, directed and co-written by Joss Whedon. And one of those heroes – specifically, a heroine – made her first appearance here, in a supporting role in this 2010 Iron Man sequel. She’s Natalie Rushman, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. the Black Widow – all three of them played by Scarlett Johansson.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
The host of this year’s event, at which President Barack Obama and the First Lady will be guests of honor, is Jimmy Kimmel. Expect a sharp show, and some sharp jokes: Every year, when hosting ABC’s upfronts for advertisers, Kimmel is funnier, more pointed and more memorable than most new TV shows presented at the event. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with the red carpet arrivals, and is followed by during-dinner interviews and other features that pass the time until the President
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
Survivor's brusque bad boy Russell Hantz brings the reality drama home on Flipped Off, another "Real Life" concoction from A&E.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
Janet McCabe reports that the popular Danish series Borgen - soon to be remade by NBC - is finding fans around the globe, thanks to drama packed with ambiguity and moral complexity...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
Today in 1957, Mike Wallace's late-night New York interview show went national on ABC. Viewers of The Mike Wallace Interview got an early glimpse of the agressive interview style that would become the late newsman's hallmark. His first guest? Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
27
 
 
George Harrison: Living in the Material World, the brilliant Martin Scorsese HBO documentary on Beatle George Harrison, is available on DVD and Blu-ray May 1. Scorsese conducted extensive new interviews with Beatles contemporaries Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono; other musicians, such as Eric Clapton; and Harrison's widow, Olivia and son, Dhani. We loved the two-part documentary here, and then, here again. As a treat, here's the Beatles' last live performance...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
27
 
 

Fox's renewal of Fringe, announced Thursday evening by the network, is both a pleasant surprise for fans and a heartening detour from business as usual...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
27
 
 
NBC’s 30 Rock presented a brilliant live episode Thursday night, inspired by and spoofing on the history of live TV itself. Then, three hours later, did it all over again, just as brilliantly – but by no means the same…