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2013
Apr
27
 
 
Last week’s show was a ghost story that turned out to be a love story. This week? A sci-fi story that will turn out to be… who knows what? But there’s a spaceship involved, as well as a crash landing that send Clara (the enchanting Jenna-Louise Coleman) deep into the heart of the TARDIS.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
27
 
 
This Oscar-winning 1956 movie about Texas wildcats, cattle, and untamed men and women was the unofficial template for TV’s Dallas, but stands tall in the saddle on its own merits. And how could it not? Elizabeth Taylor is here, and (in his last film role) James Dean, as well as Rock Hudson and a young Dennis Hopper.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
27
 
 
Tatiana Maslani, in this series, has died almost every week now – but that’s because she’s playing various cloned versions of herself, and each different iteration has a different personality, agenda, and dangerous problem. On tonight’s show, many of those problems collide, which makes it tricky for the heroine in this brain-teasing sci-fi drama. But she is women: hear her roar.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
27
 
 
Adrian! Yo, Adrian!  Released back during the Bicentennial year of 1976, this film, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, introduced a figure that turned out to be as iconic as he was simple: beef-punching Rocky Balboa, the original stairmaster. Watching it so many decades later not only gives a glimpse of a hungry but ultra-confident writer and actor, but also a good look at the Philadelphia of more than 35 years ago.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
26
 
 
This new edition offers thought-provoking takes on two very recent events: the Boston bombing and the latest Congressional logjam. In the first, columnist Glenn Greenwalk (pictured) talks about government secrecy and national security. In the second, political scholars Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann examine Congress’ failure to pass any gun-control measures, and find it symptomatic of a problem they identified years ago. Moyers & Company is televised Friday through Sunday on local TV
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
26
 
 
Nathan Gunn and Kelli O’Hara star in this revival production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical – one of the biggest-ticket offerings all season from Live from Lincoln Center. So enjoy, without the hassle of commuting, parking and ticket purchases. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
26
 
 
Now that this movie is 40 years old, it’s an appropriate moment to give it its full due. With special effects that long predated CGI, director William Friedkin managed to make this one of the scariest movies ever filmed – then or now. Watch it anew, and see if it still works for you. My guess is that it will.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
26
 
 
Yesterday on TV, you saw Bill Clinton as one of the living U.S. Presidents gathered in Texas to launch George W. Bush’s presidential library center. Tonight on TV, you can see another Clinton – daughter Chelsea – as she presents a Rock Center feature on Beck Bennett, the guy in those AT&T commercials. I suppose she could have done a feature on an NBC series star – but more people, these days, are watching the commercials, including TVWW's Eric Gould, who was out in fr
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
26
 
 
Last week’s show was perfectly timed to react to the capture of the surviving Boston bomber. Tonight’s show will be less timely, but probably just as volatile – and Bill Maher’s scheduled guests this evening include Anna Deavere Smith and Maher’s fellow talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
26
 
 
Director Rama Allen, creator of the Vikings opener, talks about engaging viewers in a one-minute sequence...