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2015
Jun
23
 
 
Jon Stewart has been understandably serious the past couple of shows, but tonight, at least when it comes to his interview segment, he may get a chance to lighten up a bit. (Not that I’m complaining: Jon Stewart, when he’s serious, is even more valuable than when he’s being funny.) Tonight’s scheduled guest: Seth MacFarlane, promoting Ted 2.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
23
 
 
Set your recorders for this late-night, rarely televised treat. This is another pick from tonight’s TCM guest programmer, English director Edgar Wright, and this time he’s picking a strange, strange, strange movie. 1973’s O Lucky Man!, directed by Lindsay Anderson and starring Malcolm McDowell, was McDowell’s follow-up to playing two powerful early film roles: the student anarchist in Anderson’s If…, and the futuristic, sadistic gang leader in Stanley Kubrick
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
23
 
 
In Wednesday’s Best Bets, I’m recommending the latest edition of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which premieres that day on Crackle... But while previewing that, I came upon a complete 2014 clip, in which Seinfeld is interviewed about his Coffee streaming series by one of its most famous fans: David Letterman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
22
 
 
When the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie was renewed for a second season quickly after its premiere, I said to myself, let it rain. Created by Marta Kauffman, a co-creator of Friends, the series begins with just a pitter-patter and grows into a Goliath of a downpour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
22
 
 
On Thursday, June 18, following the mass shootings at Emanuel A.M.E. Church the night before, Jon Stewart came on the air with a somber look that’s becoming all too familiar lately...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
22
 
 
This vintage anthology documentary and entertainment series, called The 90’s, actually predated the Nineties, by a month. It premiered in December 1989, and spent the next year presenting TV in a very unusual fashion: one episode per week, shown in rotation 24 hours a day, distributed via cable. If that sounds like live streaming, it sort of was – just as the content of The 90’s, driven by video artists and ground-level amateur reporters, sort of predated YouTube and reality TV
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
22
 
 
Starting at 6:15 a.m. ET with 1959’s The Mummy, TCM devotes its daytime lineup to movies featuring the late Christopher Lee, who died earlier this month. And yes, Lee has the title role in The Mummy, co-starring opposite Peter Cushing. Earlier, Cushing and Lee had co-starred in another Hammer Studios horror franchise, 1957’s The Curse of Frankenstein, which TCM presents at 8 a.m. ET. But the duo really struck genre gold with a series of Dracula films, beginning with 1958’s Horr
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
22
 
 
By winning its group in the initial group stage, the U.S. women’s team got a fortunate draw for the first game in this new, win-or-go-home knockout stage. It faces Colombia, a young team appearing in only its second World Cup. But there’s no reason to be complacent, because Colombia advanced, in part, by scoring a major-upset 2-0 victory over the heavily favored France in the group stage.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
22
 
 
Sadly, this documentary is scheduled, by sheer coincidence, at a time that makes it painfully prescient and pertinent. It looks at one season, last year, and measures the personal toll of death by gun violence in the United States. If the filmmakers want to focus next on the summer of 2015, they’ve already got a killer sequel. Literally.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
22
 
 
Tonight’s episode is truly electric: It’s called Edison vs. Tesla, and looks at the battle between the two men vying to develop, and make a fortune from, the accepted method of city-wide electricity. Consider it a literal examination of current events – and one of the experts explaining the feud, and the business behind this AC-DC showdown, is our own TVWW contributor David Sicilia. Good for you, D2!