DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
2012
May
30
 
 
Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger star as husband and wife in this Depression-era docudrama about 1930s boxer Jim Braddock. Director Ron Howard takes you way down with Braddock as his fortunes fade, which makes his quest for a second chance that much more emotional. Paul Giamatti plays Braddock's trainer.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
30
 
 
In 2003, Showtime produced this adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1958  novel, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, with Helen Mirren playing the aging actress Karen Stone and Olivier Martinez her young Roman lover and Anne Bancroft and Brian Dennehy co-starring. Some may argue the 1961 adaptation with Vivien Leigh and Warren Beatty is the true classic, but don't look to me to cast a stone at this Mrs. Stone...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
29
 
 
On this day in 1999, Showtime premiered its adaptation of the 1955 Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play, Inherit the Wind. The drama was inspired by the Scopes "monkey trial," in which teacher John Scopes was put on trial for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
29
 
 
A&E's Longmire is a modern western with six-shooters, cell phones and a complex lead character saddled by a past that still burns fresh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
29
 
 
Dogs In The City is pet-able but also kind of annoying and redundant, says TVWW contributor Ed Bark. Bark's cats, on the other hand, give the new CBS series two paws down...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
29
 
 
SEASON FINALE: This could have been the series finale, but when ABC cancelled Cougar Town after four seasons, TBS swept in and picked up the Courteney Cox comedy. On tonight's episode, Cox's character, Jules, weds Grayson (Josh Hopkins). Cox's ex, David Arquette, guest stars as a hotel concierge. Cougar Town begins running on TBS in early 2013.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
29
 
 
ABC gives viewers the royal treatment tonight when it marks the 60-year reign of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with a two-hour installment of 20/20. Helmed by Katie Couric, the special includes interviews with Queen Elizabeth's grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, her son, The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, and his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Viewers will also take a tour of Buckingham Palace, and learn about the royal family's day-to-day life.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
29
 
 
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover writer/director Peter Greenaway, who once trained as a painter, may only be second to Stanley Kubrick in his ability to bring captivating, memorable images to the screen. This film — starring Michael Gambon (post-Singing Detective) as a sadistic gangster and restaurant owner and Helen Mirren as his long-suffering wife — was, upon its release, extremely controversial for its violent and sexual content. But it's a Greenaway production, a
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
29
 
 
48 Hours Mystery is launching new, Tuesday night episodes that provide updates to previously-profiled crimes. Tonight, correspondent Troy Roberts interviews former New England Patriots player Eric Naposki, who was convicted of the murder of multi-millionaire Bill McLaughlin. Naposki maintains that he's not the killer, but knows who did it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
May
29
 
 
Denzel Washington teams with Chris Pine, the rebooted version of James T. Kirk in 2009’s Star Trek movie, in this 2010 action film about a runaway train, a wise and weary old engineer, and a wisecracking and wary young conductor.