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2015
May
22
 
 
The mini-marathon of questions and answers continues – and will keep continuing Saturday night. And Sunday. And Monday. And Tuesday. And Wednesday. And will end next Thursday, with an expanded two-hour finale. So pace yourself…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
22
 
 
You still haven’t seen this 1987 movie, based on William Goldman’s novel and adapted by himself, perfectly, for the screen? Incon-theivable! It’s one of my favorite films of all time. And after you watch it, it’ll be yours. Stars include Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn (pictured), Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, and… oh, just see it, please.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
22
 
 
Another Friday in May means another sampling of Orson Welles films. One of them, at 10 p.m. ET, is Welles’ 1963 version of The Trial, a moody story that is more than Kafkaesque. It is Kafka, based on one of his novels. But the first movie in this Friday night doubleheader is 1946’s The Stranger, in which Welles not only directs, but stars, as a suspected Nazi war criminal hiding in plain sight on an American college campus. Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young co-star, and this film,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
22
 
 
This 2013 comedy is about a guy who, after a lifetime of a lack of romantic commitment,  finally decides to get married – so his friends throw him a bachelor party in Las Vegas. What makes this different from a thousand other youth comedies out there? Because there’s nothing youthful about Last Vegas: The groom-to-be is played by Michael Douglas, and his friends by Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
22
 
 
This 2014 live-action movie is based on a graphic novel, and 1998 animated miniseries, about a young girl who turns chameleonic assassin to avenge the death of her parents – and to stay alive herself, in a dangerous dystopian world of killers and gangsters. The star of the film is India Eisley, a former co-star of ABC Family’s The Secret Life of an American Teenager. And her co-star, perhaps an even more unlikely presence in this kinetic, flashy drama, is Samuel L. Jackson.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
21
 
 
The new limited-series ABC quiz show continues, and tonight’s episode will be the one that lets ABC know if this experiment is gaining in momentum, or becoming another broadcast TV failure in an attempt to do something different. Well, slightly different, anyway…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
21
 
 
This fundraiser event, based on a successful one in Great Britain, is aimed at showcasing music and comedy in an effort to raise money for children everywhere who live in poverty. Scheduled participants include Will Ferrell, Adam Levine and Jennifer Hudson. Watch for the pretaped short videos, which include such playful offerings as cast members from Orange Is the New Black performing in an indie “film” called “Reservoir Bitches.” The hosts are Seth Myers, Jane Krakowski
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
21
 
 
In this new episode Marc (Marc Maron) tries to be neighborly – but his neighbors, who are lesbians, make it tough when they ask him to make a special donation to them. A sperm donation…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
21
 
 
Part 1. In this episode, which starts the latest multi-part adventure for Louie (Louis C.K.), our hero goes on a “Road Trip” – and we go along for the ride. And the flight. And all the indignities…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
21
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy, from iCarly and Sam & Cat, stars in this new Canadian series, imported by Netflix on a weekly basis, as a pregnant teen who lives in Pretty Lake. It’s an isolated town that becomes even more isolated after a mysterious virus wipes out everyone over 21. The quarantined town has to fend for itself and work as its own new society, as in Lord of the Flies or, in a movie that had anyone over 30 rounded up and forcibly ingested LSD,