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2013
Apr
24
 
 
Elizabeth (Keri Russell, pictured), Phillip (Matthew Rhys) and Stan (Noah Emmerich) are all pushing hard to get intel from their respective contacts in this episode – and time is of the essence, at least in terms of this season’s story arcs. Next week is the show’s Season 1 finale.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
24
 
 
IFC and Funny or Die have teamed up to produce a five-episode web series, Maron in Space...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
23
 
 
Made in 1984, this fact-based movie about Cambodian leader Pol Pot’s bloody attack on some of his country’s “less desirable” citizens is horrifying, mesmerizing, and impressively well acted. Sam Waterston, John Malkovich, Haing S. Ngor, Julian Sands, Spalding Gray and Craig T. Nelson star. What a cast. What a film.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
23
 
 
PART 1 of 2. It’s a same-season repeat of one of Ken Burns’ most recent documentaries, and this one’s especially impressive, both in its scope (starting a century before the dust storm we think of when we think of the “Dust Bowl”) and its insights (the true culprit, in this story of “natural disasters,” may surprise you). Well worth a second view – and certainly, if you missed it last time around, a first. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
23
 
 
This is the 1950 Disney version of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson story. Not the best of movies, or most polished, certainly – but if you saw it as a kid, wow, was it enthralling. Maybe, to very young eyes today, it still is. A pirate and a parrot? How do you beat it? Robert Newton steals the show, pirate-like, as Long John Silver. Parents, beware: This film is rated Aaargh!
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
23
 
 
This newest entry in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series of documentaries centers on the NFL draft – in particular, the year 1983, when the crop of quarterbacks joining the pro ranks was considered exceedingly rich, from John Elway to Dan Marino. Ken Rodgers of NFL Films presents this look back at the class of ’83 – and 30 years later, when the 2013 draft is held later this week, the quarterback pickings look a lot slimmer.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
23
 
 
Don’t want to gamble with your retirement investment income? Here’s the bad news: According to this new Frontline documentary, you already are. Big time. And there’s nothing you can do about it. Sigh. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
22
 
 
Daniel Holden has been released after 20 years on death row after his conviction has been vacated – a crime he originally confessed to...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
22
 
 
Sheryl Crow is among the guest advisers brought in to help singers get through the next phase of this singing competition – but the real competition is between this recent NBC upstart and the long-reigning American Idol. And this season, The Voice is winning, while is no idle threat. Idol threat, definitely. But idle threat? No way.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
22
 
 
When I was a kid, the annual showing of this 1939 classic film musical was one of TV’s most treasured, and most eagerly anticipated, events. It’s not quite the same any more – not on cable, and not when anyone can buy the DVD – but on TCM, without commercial interruption, it’s treated better than it ever was.