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2013
Nov
2
 
 
Bill Brioux attended a couple of Late Late Show tapings last week as an audience member and gives us the bare bones report on TV's fastest and funniest late night host...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
2
 
 
For the celebration of what would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday, PBS American Masters will be premiering the two-hour documentary Hear My Train A Comin’...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
1
 
 
Showtime entertainment president David Nevins says,  “Death is the most universal topic there is, and yet its examination is largely taboo in our culture"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
1
 
 
This is a warning, not a recommendation. I’ve been a TV critic so long that I remember when it was natural, and easy, to fan the flames of outrage whenever a local newscast would spend part of its time doing a feature story obviously tied to one of its prime-time offerings. That practice has become so accepted, nobody even blinks any more, not even TV critics. But tonight’s prime-time network special, presented under the auspices and corporate flag of NBC News, is called Why We (Hear
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
1
 
 
Frank Capra directed this fast-moving delight of a screwball comedy, which swept all the major Oscar awards in 1934 – becoming the first movie to do so. Clark Cable stars, and the one scene Claudette Colbert doesn’t steal with her charm and wit, she steals with her legs.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
1
 
 
What a lineup! Neil DeGrasse Tyson (pictured) shows up to argue science in a way that makes sense, two Hollywood Robs – Reiner and Lowe – show up to argue their political views, and Ann Coulter shows up to represent the conservative side.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
1
 
 
Duke (Eric Balfour) and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) come out swinging in tonight’s new episode, which is called “Crush” – and, for the record, is about scrunching things, not falling in love with them. Although, given the behavior of Duke and Nathan regarding Emily Rose’s Audrey a.k.a. Lexie, maybe it’s both.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
1
 
 
Here’s another classic screwball comedy from TCM tonight. This one, from 1940, is directed by Howard Hawks, and stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in an especially saucy version of the Ben Hecht play The Front Page. Anyone who’s ever stepped foot in a newspaper newsroom loves this movie. But how many people are stepping into newspaper newsrooms these days? Sigh.