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2016
Apr
24
 
 
We’re into the final episodes of The Good Wife, so it makes sense that Alicia (Julianna Margulies) wants to throw a party – except a party is the last thing on her mind, given that her mother-in-law (Mary Beth Piel, pictured) is getting remarried just as Alicia herself has demanded a divorce from her own husband, the increasingly disgraced Peter (Chris Noth).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
24
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s the series return many, many people are waiting for, and HBO has pumped up the suspense by keeping the season premiere under wraps. But it is an HBO “free preview” weekend, so you can watch this and all other recommended HBO shows tonight free of charge. The charge will come afterward: As with many crack dealers, the first taste is free.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
24
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Another HBO series returns in a free preview weekend – with a revamped corporate structure, but the same oddly endearing tech-savvy characters.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
24
 
 
The shocking and sudden death of the monumentally talented Prince on April 21 has clearly created great sadness, but it has also brought about an abundance of memories. One of our favorites is his appearance on Muppets Tonight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
24
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: When the writers of Veep planned out last season’s cliffhanger, and the possibility that the presidential race would result in a deadlocked and brokered political convention, it was supposed to be satirical fantasy. So much of the real 2016 race appears to be just that, I guess, so why not? For a full review, see Ed Bark's Uncle Barky's Bytes.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
23
 
 
Once upon a time, sports memorabilia was a fun little incidental sideline for kids. Your favorite player signed a baseball. Cool!...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
23
 
 
Francis Coppola’s opening scene of this 1970 biography of Gen. George S. Patton was all it took to make this an indelible memory for that decade’s film fans. Even the image, of George C. Scott, as Patton, delivering a speech to soldiers while standing in front of a giant American flag, brings it all back…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
23
 
 
This 1968 movie was the film debut of Barbra Streisand, who won an Oscar recreating her Broadway triumph portraying legendary vaudeville and Ziegfeld Follies musical comedienne Fanny Brice. Omar Sharif co-stars as love interest Nicky Arnstein, but it’s Streisand who counts here, singing such classics as “People,” “My Man,” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” And look for Mrs. Strakosh – she’s played by Mae Questel, who, much earlier in her c
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
23
 
 
Originally presented by the Syfy network, this 2014 special was presented at the time as a “documentary,” but it has about as much of a connection to verifiable fact and logical thought as Tang does to orange juice. Is the moon being used as a base of operations by aliens? Are there artificially made towers and pipelines on the lunar surface? No and no. But that doesn’t stop this “documentary” from suggesting as much. It’s a fun TV show to watch, though it rea
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
23
 
 
This 2014 film was lauded as one of the scariest movies in recent years, and is all about a curse, and malevolent spirit, that may be transmitted sexually. Finally: Some good news for the unwillingly celibate. Maika Monroe stars.