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2018
Oct
27
 
 
Tonight is Game 4 of the 2018 World Series – but it might as well be Game 5, because the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox played the equivalent of two full games last night. It was an 18-inning marathon, the longest World Series game in history: It began on the West Coast at 5 p.m. and ended there after midnight. The Dodgers prevailed with Max Muncy’s walk-off bottom-of-the 18th homer, but the pitching and bullpen staffs for tonight’s game are decimated, and the rest of t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
27
 
 
This 2017 Steven Spielberg movie, about the publication of what came to be known as the Pentagon Papers, somewhat underplays the importance of The New York Times in breaking the story initially – but in focusing on The Washington Post, it does provide what amounts as a fitting prequel to the equally brave journalistic story told in 1976’s All the President’s Men. And it also gives Tom Hanks the chance to play Post editor Ben Bradlee, a role played so well in that earlier film b
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Greg Berlanti, who’s behind all of the current CW versions of such comic-book series as The Flash and Arrow and Supergirl, is also behind this new series – which, like his Riverdale, hails from the Archie Comics universe. For this new generation, Riverdale is part Twin Peaks, part Melrose Place. This new Sabrina – a darker take on ABC’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch from a generation ago – is a similarly schizoid hybrid: sometimes playful, other times t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
26
 
 
The Boston Red Sox have won the first two games of this year’s World Series – but tonight, the venue shifts to Dodger Stadium, where the Los Angeles Dodgers not only get home-field advantage – but also get to play by National League rules, where there is no designated hitter, and pitchers have to bat or leave the lineup.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
26
 
 
The suspect in the mass bomb mailings was apprehended today. Tonight, Bill Maher and company get to react – live.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
25
 
 
Apparently, it isn’t only in the shadowy darkness that vampires live forever...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
25
 
 
It’s the last Big Bang episode before Halloween arrives this year, so CBS is taking this time to present the show’s new holiday-themed episode – in which Wolowitz creates a stir by dressing up for Halloween. As Sheldon.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
25
 
 
In 1977, Mel Brooks made this incisively intricate parody of Alfred Hitchcock films – and had both the confidence and the comedic genitals to screen it for Hitchcock himself, who not only approved, but afterward sent Brooks a very generous gift. For the rest of us, the film High Anxiety is gift enough, especially with on-screen antics not only by Brooks, but by Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, and Brooks’ old Your Show of Show cohort, Howard Morris.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
25
 
 
Once again, the premise, and playing field, of this clever sitcom has changed. First the quartet of central characters were in heaven, which turned out to be hell – which turned out to be a particular patch of hell designed by a demon to torture them. And that was only Season 1. In Season 2, the demon identified and sided with the four doomed souls, and conspired with his assistant to save them. But at this point in Season 3, those souls can’t be saved – but have decided to do
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
25
 
 
This is not a recommendation: After the Parkland school shooting, this series was shelved by Paramount. But now, somehow, it’s thought to be a better time to present this TV version of the cult film. The climactic tenth episode, with a school explosion, has been edited out, and reshaped into a gentler nine-episode Season 1, which rolls out this week on Paramount, starting with two episodes tonight. Considering that the show’s themes include social polarization, weapons and violence i