DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

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Assistant Editor

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2019
Dec
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SEASON FINALE: My theory about reality TV competition shows is based on my own practice, and experience, with them. The ones I like, and watch, are ones where the talent is showcased cleverly and vividly – but after a few seasons, the repetition of the format eventually leads me to move on. This didn’t happen to me with The Voice until last season, when the spotlight-grabbing impulses of that year’s batch of celebrity judges finally wore me down, and wore me out. But
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
17
 
 
Every year after the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, my cousin Dianne and I review the results. We like it more when big old shaggy dogs win, like Josh the Newfoundland...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
17
 
 
When Empire arrived six years ago, it brought waves of optimism. The show would be the best of both worlds: The music would be vibrant – R-&-B, rap, pop, more – and the stories would have a Shakespearean influence...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
17
 
 
On this day in 1984, CBS presented an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
16
 
 
This day in 1975 marked the premiere of CBS's One Day at a Time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
16
 
 
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations have been announced — think The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselFleabag, don't think Succession — and once again media attention is on the movie nominees, as with the Golden Globes, and not so much the TV nods...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
16
 
 
Playwright Aaron Sorkin’s inaugural Broadway effort was the basis of this 1992 movie, whose screenplay he also wrote. Rob Reiner directed, and the two of them led the way, dramatically, in so many ways. The drama stars Tom Cruise and Demi Moore as attorneys defending a Marine accused of murder on a military base, and undergoing a military trial. It’s a drama that arrived years before the TV series JAG, and also years before the military base at Guantanamo Bay made major hea
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
16
 
 
On Christmas Day, a new movie version of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women will hit theaters, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and others. Meanwhile, tonight, TCM presents two cinematic versions of this enduring 1868 novel: At 8 p.m. ET is the beloved 1933 version, directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett. That’s followed, at 10:15 p.m. ET, by the 1949 version, directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
16
 
 
This series may not have swung into high gear yet – but the bears certainly are making themselves known…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
15
 
 
Sesame Street premiered in 1969, at the height of the civil rights movement, and in the midst of the war on poverty...