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2014
Jun
28
 
 
Tonight’s new show is heavy on the British guests – they include singer and reality show judge Cheryl Cole, Mrs. Brown’s Boys actor Brendan O’Carroll and British comic John Bishop. But these people almost always end up delighting you as you get to know them – and meanwhile, the other guests include Don Johnson and (not pictured) musical guest Chrissie Hynde.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
28
 
 
When you have two “Sirs” starring in a television series, you know it might be something special, especially when the “Sirs” in question are British acting greats Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
27
 
 
In 1939, five years after making this cinematic adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson pirate adventure novel, Victor Fleming would go on to direct two movies that are even more classic: The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind. (Not bad, for a same-year twofer.)  But you can see his visual flair, and love of both spectacle and character, in this movie as well. Young Jackie Cooper plays Jim Hawkins, the boy who becomes embroiled in adventure aboard a pirate ship captained by Long John Silv
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
27
 
 
This particular performance of Puccini’s La Boheme, recorded in April as part of the transmitted-live-to-theaters worldwide HD live opera simulcast, has a behind-the-scenes story as dramatic as anything on stage. This opera’s staging by Franco Zefferelli is one of the most popular and most-repeated productions in the Met canon – but on this particular occasion, there were unforeseen problems. The leading lady, Romanian soprano Anita Hartig, came down with a bad case of the flu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
27
 
 
Woody Allen made a later-in-career mini-masterpiece with 2011’s Midnight in Paris, then turned around and made 2012’s quietly charming To Rome with Love and then, in 2013, this film, for which Cate Blanchett won a well-deserved Oscar. But hers is only one of several impressive performances, some of them somewhat unexpected. British actress Sally Hawkins, as the less affected sister to Blanchett’s high-strung Jasmine, nails her American role like she’s channeling Sarah Sil
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
27
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is a next-generation Disney Channel sequel to ABC’s Boy Meets World, which was very popular with a generation just now old enough to start having kids of their own and gather them in front of the TV set – if people still do that sort of thing these days. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, who starred in that 1993-2000 series as Cory and Topanga, are back in the same roles – this time as spouses, and parents of a teen girl, played by Rowan Blanchard, who takes
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
27
 
 
One of Bill Maher’s guests tonight is a second-generation Hollywood creative force: Max Brooks, the author whose book inspired the Brad Pitt movie World War Z, and whose latest work is a graphic novel telling the true story of the Harlem Hellfighters, a largely forgotten black regiment fighting in World War I. Max Brooks is an interesting writer, and by all accounts a nice guy, in his own right – but he also happens to the son of proud papa Mel Brooks, one of our favorite people here
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
27
 
 
A rusty Tiger Woods is better than no Tiger Woods at all. For 109 days, golf fans have awaited word from on high. Will he return this year? Will he ever return? And those are just the network bosses...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
27
 
 
The band OK Go has a reputation for creating amazing single-take productions for their music videos. Now, they've outdone themselves with this stunning one-shot choreographed adventure for their new video...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
26
 
 
The third and final game played by the U.S. team in Group G, the so-called “Group of Death” because of its competitive toughness, is televised by ESPN today at noon ET, preceded by a 30-minute pregame show. The previous U.S. game was a thriller down to the last minute – and beyond, since it was in the final minute of bonus time that a goal by Portugal robbed the U.S. of victory, and an automatic trip to the knockout round. Now the U.S., like Germany, has to play today’s g