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2014
Jul
26
 
 
SEASON FINALE: In tonight’s hour, faux royals Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy (Amy Hoggart) go to Nashville, where Poppy wants to try her hand, and her voice, at becoming a crossover country music star. And Georgie meets Dukes of Hazzard star Catherine Bach, and tries to tell her how much her series wardrobe meant to him – and his father.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
25
 
 
Friday nights are good times to nestle into the couch and watch a good movie on TV – and tonight, The Movie Channel presents a very good one indeed. This 2012 movie, directed and adapted by David O. Russell from a partly autobiographical novel by Matthew Quick, is a gem. The performances – especially but not exclusively by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as the seemingly mismatched central couple – are honest, credible and unexpectedly volatile. And, in support, Robert De
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
25
 
 
Quentin Tarantino went from cult darling to cinematic hotshot thanks to this complicated, audacious, dizzyingly ambitious film, which crackles with inventiveness and freshness even 20 years later. And check out his use here of Uma Thurman in a small supporting role – Tarantino would see something in her he’d want to revisit in depth, as the star of his two-movie Kill Bill epic.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
25
 
 
This 2013 movie didn’t make much of a box-office dent, but its premiere on cable TV, on a slow Friday night, makes it a contender. Kathryn Hahn from Parks and Recreation stars as a married woman whose dormant love life is overshadowed by a new interest: the young nanny (Juno Temple) she hires, who has a past that includes being a stripper.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
25
 
 
Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the guests on tonight’s show – and he’s so entertaining and interesting and quoteworthy, it’s not necessary to list any other guests. Just tune in.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
25
 
 
This movie, directed by William Friedkin, was released in 1973, which means it’s now more than 40 years old. But despite the limits of special effects at the time, The Exorcist remains one of the flat-out scariest movies ever made. Here’s a “Before” picture of Linda Blair as young Regan, the girl who undergoes some truly frightening behavioral changes. Tune in tonight to revisit the “After.” The power of Best Bets compels you…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
24
 
 
Greg Poehler, as an American willingly transplanted to Sweden to experience the land and lifestyle of his Swedish girlfriend, is very droll and funny here – and Josephine Bornebusch, playing the girlfriend, is one of the most pleasant surprises of the summer TV season. Together, they make a very sweet TV couple. And in tonight’s episode, even in this remote location, Welcome to Sweden finds room for another guest star: this week, it’s Aubrey Plaza, from Parks and Recreation.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
24
 
 
It makes sense that this really smart CNN documentary series would be perceptive enough to single out the year 1968 as one volatile and meaningful enough to warrant its own hour – titled, simply, 1968. And what relevance does that year hold today? Well, start with the Soviet incursion into Czechoslovakia, if you want modern parallels. And if you want pivotal historical events, start with the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the election of Richard Nixon,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
24
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s Season 13 for Project Runway, but it’s difficult to attach any superstitious meaning to the fact that Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, though moving from one network to another, are embarking on their 13th cycle together. After all, how many shows get to run that long?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
24
 
 
Daniel (Aden Young) continues his largely passive journey through the new, unexpected chapter in his life, not so much embracing freedom as wondering what to do with it. Tonight, a series of conversations and confrontations finally lead him in a direction – backwards, to consider the past.