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2013
Feb
24
 
 
Even before Kimmel got his earlier time-slot promotion from ABC, he was given – and made the most of – a ripe post-Oscar showcase each year. You have to wait until your local news is over, but it’s worth it. Kimmel has made it a tradition to use the days leading up to the Oscars to enlist celebrities to appear in his short filmed sketches, which tend to go viral instantly. Tonight’s sketch: a fake movie trailer for a movie called Movie: The Movie 2V – a sequel, or p
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
23
 
 
This year's Downton Abbey finale was all the talk this week, and we're not immune. It finished with one of the more rehashed plot devices known, but we love it anyway...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
23
 
 
More Oscar-winning movies and performances from TCM. This one, from 1954, won Best Picture, and Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint won for Best Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively. Brando’s performance also won the adoration, and emulation, of the next half-century of actors. Watch it tonight, and see why.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
23
 
 
As a pre-Oscars treat, Discovery Channel has shuffled its lineup tonight to repeat two documentaries tied to this year’s Best Picture nominees. The first is this one, which gives a nonfiction retracing of the same steps presented in Zero Dark Thirty, about the search for Osama Bin Laden. And then there's the second...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
23
 
 
And here’s part two of Discovery Channel’s special pre-Oscars doubleheader: A one-hour special in which the CIA’s Tony Mendez, among others, recounts the real-life events leading to the daring escape of six Americans during the 1978 Iran hostage crisis. This version is a repeat of the little-remembered, now-topical special, but with new narration, provided by Argo co-star Bryan Cranston.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
23
 
 
Here’s a rare chance, on TV, to see Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 anti-war masterpiece, a story of three soldiers court-martialed for cowardice during WWI, and the colonel (Kirk Douglas) who defends them against the unfair, unwarranted charges. Stanley Kubrick was a great director, even at the start of his career, and this gripping drama, with its brutal battle scenes and cold courtroom ones, proves it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
23
 
 
This is a repeat of the most recent strong installment this show has mounted – from last December, when Martin Short was hosted, and Paul McCartney was musical guest. The best part? Unexpectedly, when McCartney appeared with Short in a comedy sketch, playing a musician who wasn't performing to Short's expectations.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
23
 
 
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Seth MacFarlane, creator of TV's Family Guy, American Dad! andand the feature film, Ted, is hosting the Academy Awards...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
22
 
 
The new animated comedy shoots pretty straight, travels some coming-of-age territory, and keeps the gross-out stuff, thankfully, to a minimum...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
22
 
 
Here’s a tip that won’t cost you 15 or 20 percent or more: This weekend’s new edition of Moyers & Company features Bill Moyers focusing on restaurant workers who marched on Washington to protest low wages. Leading the charge was Moyers’ guest, Saru Jayaraman (pictured), co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. Also on tonight’s show, a clearly related topic: Economist Richard Wolff advises Moyers, and viewers, on how to fight for economic justi