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2015
Apr
27
 
 
Last week, host Neil deGrasse Tyson, in this new TV version of his podcast and radio show of the same name, spent an hour with his guests talking about the science and sociology behind Star Trek. This week, the topic is the science of movies by Christopher Nolan, who wrote and directed Memento, Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
27
 
 

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, hosted by Cecily Strong of Saturday Night Live, earned an A for democracy, a D as television, and other grades…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
26
 
 
Promos for this week’s episode bring this fabulous series full circle. There’s the image of Illinois elected official Alicia (Julianna Margulies) at the podium at a press conference, confronting and discussing her disgrace in public office while her spouse (played by Chris Noth) stands by supportively. It’s the mirror-image flip side of the Good Wife pilot, in which Noth’s Peter was at the podium, and Alicia standing nearby. So does that, from now on, make Peter “th
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
26
 
 
Weddings, on this series, aren’t necessarily causes for celebration – but another set of nuptials is scheduled for tonight’s episode, as Margaery (Natalie Dormer) sets out to wed, and bed, gullible and malleable Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). If he lives through the ceremony, much less the night, he should consider himself fortunate.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
26
 
 
Part 4 of 6. In tonight’s episode, Cromwell (Mark Rylance) and Sir Thomas More (Anton Lesser) clash again – this time for the last time. Where does King Henry VIII (Damian Lewis) stand on all this? He’s royally upset – but at whom? Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
26
 
 
Last week, Roger went to Don for help with a problem. This week, he goes to Joan – and, not for the first time, puts her in a very difficult position.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
26
 
 
The political enemies circle around President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), eagerly pursuing a scandalous story that might throw her out of office. Meanwhile, there’s a White House lawn Easter egg hunt to prepare…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
25
 
 
The red-carpet arrival coverage begins an hour earlier, at 6 p.m. ET, and that’s where you can revel in the odd-couple pairings of Washington correspondents and their invited celebrity guests. The real action, however, begins at 7 ET, when the festivities begin. Cecily Strong from Saturday Night Live is this year’s host – and her opening act, as is customary at this event, is the President of the United States. Unlike many previous chief executives, however, President Barack Ob
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
25
 
 
This 2014 revival of the classic Godzilla character has one of the most improbable casts of any monster movie. Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad is here. So are David Strathairn, who played Edward R. Murrow in Good Night and Good Luck, and Ken Watanabe, the Japanese actor currently garnering rave reviews in the new Broadway revival of The King & I. And French actress Juliette Binoche from The English Patient, and Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of Ashley and Mary-Kate, who’s about to be
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
25
 
 
Richard Linklater’s 2014 movie about a family is a remarkable film, and a remarkable achievement, in part because of the way it was filmed. Rather than use makeup and special effects to age the cast over a period of years, Linklater gathered them for a few weeks each year, for a dozen years, capturing the changing lives, and looks, of his central characters. Ellar Coltrane plays the boy, Mason, with Patricia Arquette (who won an Oscar) as his mom, Ethan Hawke as his dad, and Linklater&rsqu