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2016
Feb
27
 
 
The current host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show is on view here in a previous incarnation, doing a stand-up comedy concert in 2013. See, and hear, what he discussed, and how he discussed it, when his personal comedy stakes were lower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
27
 
 
For writer-director Barry Levinson, this 1982 movie was his breakout film, and that went for many of his young cast members as well. This story about a close group of friends coming of age in 1959 Baltimore stars Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Paul Reiser and Ellen Barkin, all at the beginning of their careers.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
27
 
 
'Hope is what keeps us as a people and a country moving forward. And sadly the best way to end that movement is to take away that hope...'
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
26
 
 
It’s safe to say -- boy, is it ever -- that the revival of Full House is not being greeted by the TV critic community with the same bow-down reverence reserved for Arrested Development’s sacred second coming...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
26
 
 
With the exception of New Orleans, no home better suits Fats Domino than the PBS American Masters series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
26
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: It’s baaa-aack! Just when you thought it was safe to return to your TV set. It’s Fuller House, a next-generation sequel that’s better than the original T.G.I.F. mainstay – but though accurate, that’s still not intended as a compliment. I’ll allow that anyone who loved the original Full House as a kid probably will enjoy this new version, which updates the series, and the old series dynamic, with fidelity to the old show. Everyone shows up for
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
26
 
 
The latest wonderful film from Pixar makes its cable premiere tonight, as the internal struggles and joys of a young girl are personified by emotional characters deep within her mind. It may sound odd – but as with almost any Pixar picture, this 2015 animated film is a triumph.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
26
 
 
Mel Brooks made several astoundingly funny films – and this one, from 1974, may be his very best. Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman and Peter Boyle are great. Then again, so are Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr. And Marty Feldman, and… oh, just watch it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
26
 
 
This is the last In Performance At the White House to be presided over by President Barack Obama, and he’s saved a salute to Ray Charles for last. Guests include Usher, who gets to sing both “Georgia On My Mind” and “What’d I Say,” and other guests include Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Andra Day and Anthony Hamilton, Yolanda Adams, and Demi Lovato. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
26
 
 
Just after Barack Obama salutes Ray Charles on PBS, American Masters turns around and salutes Fats Domino, the singer-songwriter who found his thrill on blueberry hill. For full reviews, see David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower and Ed Bark’s Uncle Barky’s Bytes. Check local listings.