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2014
Apr
29
 
 
His material was mostly first-rate. John Oliver seemed to have no interest in savoring it, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
28
 
 
This 1997 Mike Myers movie managed to spoof both the James Bond spy films of the 1960s and the contemporaneous satires of those very movies – the James Coburn Flint films in particular. (The sound of the presidential phone in Austin Powers is lifted straight from those later spoofs.) But with its colorful and musical salute to the Sixties, with Myers playing multiple roles, and with Elizabeth Hurley as a fantastically game female foil, this movie that launched the Austin Powers franchise w
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
28
 
 
Melissa McCarthy not only stars in this sitcom, but in this particular episode, in which Susan Sarandon returns in the guest role of Molly’s favorite author, McCarthy serves as director as well.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
28
 
 
SEASON FINALE: This is the Season 2 finale for this show, but the root word “final” means very little to the writers of this stretched-out, implausible series. The Season 1 finale, after all, purported to show us the deaths of serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and his ex-wife Claire (Natalie Zea), yet both of them popped up very much alive in Season 2. So watch this season finale if you like, but with the understanding that the characters on this show, Kevin Bacon’s Rya
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
28
 
 
The cancellation of this entertaining series may not seem fair, but tonight it seems faire: the series finds reason to visit a Renaissance Faire, which, to be Faire, is something I’ve personally never done.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
28
 
 
Elizabeth (Megan Boone) has had a very tough time of it lately, dealing with the realization that her husband married her only to spy on her as part of an ongoing enemy mission. But tonight, it’s Red (James Spader) who steps into the spotlight, and the heat, as he’s targeted by a shady character even more powerful and Machiavellian than Red himself.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
27
 
 
Wasn’t it great, last week, when Michael J. Fox came back in his Good Wife recurring role? Yes, it was. And this week, here’s another great comeback: Dylan Baker, who plays the all-time creepiest client of Julianna Margulies’ Alicia, makes another appearance. This time, the multiple murder suspect is engaged to be married – and his bride to be, who could be his bride to be in danger, is played by Laura Benanti.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
27
 
 
In this week’s episode, the focus expands to other lands, other characters… and other problems. But there as anywhere else, death, and the threat of it, is never far away.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
27
 
 
The previews for this episode show Jon Hamm’s Don Draper on the phone, having what appears to be a very dramatic and uncomfortable conversation. Then again, almost every conversation Don has had this season has seemed very uncomfortable.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
27
 
 
The most unsettling part of last week’s series premiere was the sight of Janet Montgomery, playing the town’s secretly powerful witch, rolling around her helpless invalid husband, who was unable to warn anyone that she was the source of all of Salem’s mishaps and terrors, including his own. This week – more mayhem, marital and otherwise.