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2019
Jan
28
 
 
It’s going to take more than one road trip to sort out the legacy of Elvis Presley. Eugene Jarecki’s documentary The King, which premieres Monday proves that point almost inadvertently...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
The decline of print newspapers has cost us, among many other things, a unique subspecies: the New York tabloid columnist...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
Game of Thrones, HBO’s biggest flagship series, is returning in a few months – and once it ends its cycle, another franchise, Westworld, will become the shiniest current jewel in HBO’s crown. So here’s a chance to look back at the original 1973 movie adaptation of Michael Crichton’s “amusement park gone crazy” fantasy novel. Richard Benjamin and James Brolin star, but the reason for the film’s iconic status – and the eventual reboot for telev
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Breslin is Jimmy Breslin, Hamill is Pete Hamill, and both of them are journalistic icons, specializing as no-nonsense, street-level, man-of-the-people chroniclers. Hamill eventually went from columnist to editor, helping to save The New York Post with what looked like imminent and unavoidable collapse in 1993. That was the last year I worked there as TV critic before shifting to The New York Daily News, and I remember a brief out-of-the-office meeting with Hamill at a local
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
This is episode three, and the psychic bloodsuckers, or whatever they are, continue to amass explore their paranormal strengths. But so does the young girl at the center of this story, who has been protected by a rogue government agent (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) – until she turned around, last week, and protected him. Tonight, keep your eyes on the imprisoned vamps, who find ways to roam freely without leaving their cells.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This new six-part miniseries was previewed by TNT last night after the same network’s live coverage of the Screen Actors Guild awards. Tonight the same premiere episode is repeated, but in the show’s regular Monday time slot. It stars Chris Pine as a washed-up newspaper reporter in 1965, who ends up reheating a cold case that winds its way all the way back to infamous Black Dahlia murder, and beyond. India Eisley co-stars as a teenager whose bloodline is crucial
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
Chris Pine’s character regularly takes a beating, as does the overall believability of TNT’s ambitious but convoluted I Am the Night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
The lede is inspired. HBO’s Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists begins with visuals of New York subway passengers transfixed by their cell phones...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
27
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: The live TV musical, which hit the heights early in the 1950s with NBC’s Peter Pan, was revived by the same network with NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! in 2013. Since then, other networks have picked up the challenge as well, and it’s all to the good. Tonight’s live Fox presentation of Jonathan Larson’s 1996 musical Rent will be directed by Alex Rudzinski, who’s already proven his skill at this by directing Grease: Live for Fox and Jesus Chri
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
27
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This Showtime instant-documentary political analysis series returns just in time, covering the week in which President Trump, on Friday, signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks, even though it contained no provisions for funding his infamous wall, which is why he called for the government shutdown in the first place. Maybe he just got tired of winning…