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2013
Jun
29
 
 
Yeah, even though it's only half of the final Season Five, the latest Breaking Bad DVD offers complete immersion into the show for hard-core fans...like us...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
28
 
 

Enlivening a suddenly lackluster TV summer, Showtime this Sunday brings back Dexter for one last lap, while launching its newest drama series, Ray Donovan. Plan to watch both…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
28
 
 
SERIES RETURN: Two new episodes of this quickly canceled CW series return to burn off a few prime-time summer hours. In one of them, Skye (Jessica Lucas) infiltrates a secret meeting of the True Believers, led by cult leader Billy (Robert Knepper). Of course, if there were more True Believers, or better scripts, maybe this series would have kept going last season, instead of being exhumed for summer’s Write-Off Theatre. Now, as is, it’s merely a summer curiosity on a very slow Friday
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
28
 
 
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star, and square off, in this 2012 comedy about an Everyman who’s selected to oppose a buffoon of a congressman in an upcoming local election. In theaters, The Campaign sank quickly – but on TV, on a slow weekend, it’s a pleasant enough diversion.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
28
 
 
This PBS special takes an ultra-focused look at the current Broadway revival of the musical Annie, honing in on the casting, planning, choreography, rehearsal and opening-night performance of one musical number: the orphan’s group protest song, “It’s the Hard-Knock Life.” You could just as easily, and just as entertainingly, have made a documentary about the training of the dog playing Sandy (no kidding). But what’s here, to those who love theater, is very entertain
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
28
 
 
Tonight’s guests include someone who used to be seen every weekend on HBO: actor (and now director and producer) Adrian Grenier, formerly the star of the network’s Entourage.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
28
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Marc Maron finishes up his freshman season on IFC with a doubleheader, a two-part season finale that has him, among other things, bidding goodbye to his new girlfriend Jen, and squabbling with his assistant Kyle, who also leaves Maron – to get a new job as a street-sign holder.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
28
 
 
Voyeuristic movies of this sort usually have a bountiful assortment of scenes fit for a Mommie Dearest “Best of Show” competition, and Anna Nicole does not shrink from this task...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
27
 
 
Plenty of movies about WWII focused on a pivotal, successful mission. This 1977 film, based on the Cornelius Ryan bestseller, is about a military operation that went less smoothly. But it’s given the same epic treatment, with a cast to match. Stars include Sean Connery (pictured), Michael Caine, James Caan, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, and Gene Hackman.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
27
 
 
The final season of Burn Notice already is heating up – at least in finally getting the gang back together to work on a mission. It involves teamwork and trust, so things might get tricky considering recent events. But when the plan targets a Russian bureaucrat, and calls for Fiona to blackmail him, there’s no reason not to watch. And to expect positive results.