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2019
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Thirty-one years should clear the statute of limitations for making a comedy about a devastating stock market crash...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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20
 
 
Last week, the New Orleans Saints defeated the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, and today face the Los Angeles Rams, with the winner advancing to this year’s Super Bowl LIII. For both the Saints and the Rams, winning this game will go a long way towards proving that their resurgent play of late has been a trend, not an anomaly.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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20
 
 
It’s a tale of two quarterbacks: New England Patriots reigning veteran Tom Brady on one side, Kansas City Chiefs wonder boy Patrick Mahomes on the other. But today’s game also is a tale of very cold weather – though today’s forecasts have walked back on the threats of snow, so passing game may be very much in play. But it’ll be very, very cold.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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Last week, the Season 3 premiere had the French king retreating to Victoria’s palace for protection – but by the end of the episode, her walls were being surrounded as well. And her water was breaking, too… Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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20
 
 
Season 3 continues, at a similarly slow pace, but with much better characters and a story line, than Season 2. Mahershala Ali stars, playing a dedicated detective in three different time lines.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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SEASON PREMIERE: Pete Holmes returns with his comedy series about a standup comic trying to make it – a sort of male, current Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, with a self-deprecating edge and a more realistic sense of the comedy club world than most shows of this type. Judd Apatow is involved, so that’s not surprising. But when Pete returns from the college tour to New York, his trajectory is surprising…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
19
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: The latest nature documentary series from the Planet Earth group takes the very latest in modern technology (both the footage and audio are astounding) and pairs it with an unprecedented commitment of time, filming various creatures and their plights over months and years. In a way, this up-close-and-very-personal approach has a lot in common with those early Walt Disney nature documentaries of the 1950s and 1960s, giving animals names and families and dramatic story lines so th
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
19
 
 
TELEMOVIE PREMIERE: This new movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as political strategist Dominic Cummings, who found the path, the issues, the slogans, and the allies to stoke public fervor, flaming the fans of the British movement to exit the European Union – the titular Brexit movement. The parallels to what happened just afterward in the United States, with the rise of Donald Trump’s similarly emotional presidential campaign, are implied but unavoidable. And while, for the first 20 m
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
19
 
 
The first new SNL of 2019 is televised tonight, and the guest host for the occasion is Rachel Brosnahan, star of the Emmy-winning Amazon period series sensation, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And since she plays an emerging standup comic, her opening monologue ought to be especially interesting. Musical guest: Greta van Fleet.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
19
 
 
Even Benedict Cumberbatch, alas, can’t fully explain Brexit...