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2014
Mar
28
 
 
If you’ve never seen this 1996 movie about a couple of brothers who manage an Italian restaurant, please do. It’s a brilliant movie – and its quiet climax is one of the best cinematic real-time scenes since the end of Shane. Stanley Tucci stars, co-wrote and co-directed, Tony Shalhoub plays his temperamental sibling, and we see them on one night when an influential guest is coming whose response to their special menu may make or break their restaurant. The food is tantalizingly
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
28
 
 
George A. Romero directed this 1968 zombie film, the granddaddy of the genre – and a movie which, despite its very low budget, has a hand-held, scary approach that fits right in with today’s modern equivalents.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
Director John Boorman’s photography is stunning in this 1972 adventure film, which follows four suburban guys – tough-guy Lewis (Burt Reynolds) and his less macho buddies – on a getaway canoe trip down a river in Georgia, about to be flooded forever by the construction of a giant dam. After Drew (Ronny Cox) plays an impromptu guitar and banjo duet with a backwoods picker (pictured), Drew and Lewis, along with stuffy Ed (Jon Voight) and pudgy Bobby (Ned Beatty), take to the rive
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
The NCAA tournament kicks into its Sweet 16 phase, which makes things a lot easier to keep track of, and describe, and watch. Four games are played tonight – two on CBS, two on TBS – and four more tomorrow. The first game tips off shortly after 7 p.m. ET on CBS, when Stanford (seeded No. 10 in the South) faces Dayton (No. 11). That may sound like a dull contest, but it’s not: so far in this tournament, both Stanford and Dayton have battled higher-seeded teams in every game, and
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
This Monday, How I Met Your Mother presents its finale episode on CBS. Tonight, in anticipation of that event, James Lipton invites the cast of that sitcom to join him for an unusually crowded edition of, among other things, Name Your Favorite Obscenity. Plus a little unexpected lip-locking...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This series is co-created by Justin Halpern, and based on a comic memoir about his years growing up in a household with an outrageously outspoken father. It’s the second TV series to claim that distinction, and this new one, starring Christopher Meloni as the dad, is infinitely better than the earlier effort, CBS’s horrendous William Shatner sitcom, $#*! My Dad Says. Actually, Surviving Jack is surprisingly good, occasionally funny, and even, at times, unexpectedly t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
Tonight, in order to both visit his ailing mother and try to patch some problems with his own offspring, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) takes the crew on a road trip. Close quarters lead to some intimate conversations – which is just what the doctor, or at least the patriarch, ordered.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
Cast members and creators from CBS's The Good Wife were in New York Wednesday night, fielding questions and previewing this Sunday's episode. TVWW contributor Jonathan Storm was there, and filed this report...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
27
 
 
Fans of The Good Wife who haven’t already seen the Sunday, 3/23 episode have had an extraordinarily challenging time avoiding the answer to the “What happened?!” question about their favorite show. Those of us who already have that answer will want to watch this video for a behind-the-scenes look...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
26
 
 
How time flies, like birds of prey. I find it difficult to believe that a dozen years have passed since the WB presented its short-lived DC Comics Birds of Prey series, presenting Dina Meyer as Barbara Gordon’s Oracle (a grown-up Batgirl), Ashley Scott as The Huntress and Rachel Skarsten as the Black Canary. I also find it difficult to believe that many people remember that series at all, but I generally find it difficult to erase entirely the memory of TV shows about costumed female crime