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2016
Jun
24
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: This Netflix movie, one of the new programming avenues with which it’s experimenting, streams beginning today, starring Paul Rudd as a man who takes a six-week course and sets out to become an at-home caregiver. His first potential patient is a young invalid with muscular dystrophy, played by Craig Roberts, whose initial entrance, a few minutes into this gentle comedy-drama by Rob Burnett, ought to persuade you to stick around and settle in. Burnett, former executive produc
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
24
 
 
There are many days when I slide over to watch BBC World News, now available several times a day on the BBC World News America channel (search for it). But today, starting at 10:30 a.m. ET, everyone should watch, because British coverage of its own stunning Brexit decision – with voters in England voting to leave the European Union – is going to be something to watch. And already, it’s being called by some British pundits as a sign that the same global discontent will sweep Don
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
24
 
 
More wonderful Billy Wilder-directed movies are shown today on TCM, starting at 8 p.m. ET with 1958’s Witness for the Prosecution, a delightful mystery movie starring Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton. Also tonight, don’t miss 1959’s Some Like It Hot (10:15 p.m. ET) and 1960’s The Apartment (2:45 a.m. ET), both starring Jack Lemmon. That’s three classics in three years, an amazing stretch.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
24
 
 
With the House of Representatives sit-in, the U.S. Supreme Court 4-4 “non-decision” blocking some of President Obama’s immigration reform executive orders, and England’s astounding vote to remove itself from the European Union, this is one hell of a news week. And Maher’s guests this week include Paul Begala, Michael Steele, and The Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
23
 
 
Outrageous excess is the least we expect from USA’s new drama Queen of the South, and to its credit, the first episode delivers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
23
 
 
Television’s fascination with disappeared children takes a dark, intense turn in Thirteen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
23
 
 
The Movie Musical Thursdays celebration continues this month on TCM, and tonight offers another great event, starting with two of the best wide-screen musicals ever filmed. First up is 1961’s West Side Story, at 8 p.m. ET – followed at 10:45 p.m. ET by 1962’s The Music Man. In both cases, the films are loaded with iconic set pieces, and TCM, which shows the movies without editing for image ratio or length, is a great place to watch them.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
23
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This new five-part import stars Jodie Comer as Ivy, a young woman who is shown, in the opening scene, running to a payphone and begging for help, claiming that she’s escaped from captivity after being imprisoned in a cellar for 13 years (hence the show’s title). Think of it as a variation on the theme already explored in ABC’s The Family, if you like, but here it is. For a review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
23
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new USA drama series is an English-language telenovela remake of Telemundo’s La Reina Del Sur, with Alice Braga playing a resourceful and resilient woman who has to stand and survive against a vengeful drug cartel. For a review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
23
 
 
This one should be a Must-See: For the first time I can remember, Graham has an all-female guest roster occupying his couch – and they’re all stars of the new Ghostbusters reboot.