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2013
Nov
26
 
 
By what seems to be sheer coincidence, this 1968 Steve McQueen classic movie is presented in prime time tonight by two different networks. It’s shown at 9 p.m. ET on TCM, and again at 10:15 p.m. ET on Sundance. During both showings, McQueen’s Bullitt, driving in San Francisco in one of the cinema’s most famous car chases, gets all four wheels of his automobile completely off the ground – sort of like the horse hooves filmed by Eadweard Muybridge in his pioneering 1878 mot
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
25
 
 
There is no mistaking the message of this crisp, linear documentary. Hint: Look at the subtitle.  You are sitting on it, dear television couch potato...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
25
 
 
How I Met Your Mother has an odd gimmick this time: Every line of dialogue is spoken in a rhyme. And while this season’s stories have been thin, to say the least – at least they’re all a lot more fun than Beauty and the Beast.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
25
 
 
Tonight through Wednesday in this time slot, Disney is presenting all three Toy Story movies. The computer-animated fun begins with this groundbreaking 1995 effort, which changed movie animation by both developing and showcasing a bold new technique for full-length movie cartoons. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen provide the voices, respectively, for Woody the cowboy and astronaut Buzz Lightyear.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
25
 
 
This movie is now 30 years old. That’s hard to believe, but the fact that this 1983 film launched the career of Tom Cruise, a star so bright he’s still a major factor in Hollywood three decades later, is much easier to comprehend. The moment he slides across the floor in his socks – and his briefs – he’s in orbit, among the brightest stars in the show-business galaxy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
25
 
 
Here’s an impressive guest star turn, arriving just before the end of the November ratings sweeps. Susan Sarandon guest stars, playing a cranky author who, somewhat improbably, warms up to Molly (Melissa McCarthy), just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
25
 
 
This documentary imbues the term “couch potato” with a whole new meaning – and those potatoes, under the wrong circumstances, could end up being fried. For a full review, see David Sicilia’s TV Moneyland.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
24
 
 
Ja'mie is the queen bee of her elite private girls school, full of ingratiating compliments for the headmaster and a ton of foul-mouthed insults for anyone crossing her... and "she's" a guy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
24
 
 
This year’s live AMAs boasts, as usual, an eager lineup of top performers poised to grab the spotlight, especially to promote CD holiday sales. Justin Timberlake is here, and One Direction and plenty of others, but the primary scene-stealers are bound to be Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. What can these two do, wear – or not wear – to have the Internet all abuzz tomorrow morning? I wouldn’t put it past Lady Gaga to wear a Miley Cyrus dress – not one loaned by her, but on
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
24
 
 
The star of The Carol Burnett Show, the beloved CBS variety series that ran for a dozen successful seasons back in the Sixties and Seventies, is honored as the recipient of this year’s Mark Twain Prize. She’s a very deserving recipient, and is toasted by an appropriate bevy of adoring celebrity peers and acolytes (Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tiny Fey, Amy Poehler) – but when is this organization going to recognize, and give the Mark Twain Prize, to another CBS variety act that