September 24, 2011
SERIES Live From Daryl's House: This musical series makes the jump from Web to broadcast TV with an episode featuring San Francisco band, Train, and a second new episode with Fitz and the Tantrums (11 and 11:30 p.m. KTLA). Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin hosts the season premiere with musical guest Radiohead (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS The Nerdist: This new half-hour special, based on the "Nerdist" blog and podcast by Chris Hardwick, features discussion of nerd-centric topics.
August 28, 2006 |
"Weeds," Showtime, 10 p.m. Mondays The premise NANCY BOTWIN (Mary-Louise Parker) is struggling to bring up her two sons and maintain the same lifestyle in the wake of her husband's sudden death. She secretly becomes a local pot dealer. Meanwhile, her family's life deteriorates. While Nancy is on a romantic tryst, her older son, 16-year-old Silas (Hunter Parrish), has his girlfriend stay over, and 10-year-old brother Shane (Alexander Gould) observes them having sex.
May 30, 2003 |
We've suspected it for some time, but "Finding Nemo" all but makes it official: With five successes out of five attempts, Pixar Animation Studios is now the most reliable creative force in Hollywood. Perhaps not since Preston Sturges made seven classic comedies in a row between 1940 and 1944 has one name been such a consistent indicator of audience and critical pleasure. Following the two "Toy Story" films, "A Bug's Life" and "Monsters, Inc.
August 5, 2005 |
In "Weeds," debuting Sunday on Showtime, Mary-Louise Parker plays Nancy Botwin, a newly widowed mother of two who has become, in those weightless, whirlwind first stages of the grieving process, a pot supplier to her upscale planned community of Agrestic, Calif. Nancy buys her weed by the ounce from a black family of drug dealers in L.A.
February 9, 2006 |
Bambi II Disney DVD DVD & VHS: $29.99 For the family www.DisneyDVD.com How to honor a classic beloved by generations? Just like this. Director Brian Pimental and his team have taken great care with this sequel to 1942's "Bambi," matching the lushness and beauty of the original's forest setting as well as the first film's emotional lights and darks.
June 16, 2008 |
When "Weeds" premiered on Showtime, it seemed the quintessential suburban satire: Widowed stay-at-home mom accidentally becomes pot dealer and finds her inner gangsta amid the manicured lawns and granite-countered hypocrisy of a Southern California planned community. What creator Jenji Kohan may not have counted on was that her cast and characters would so quickly become literally too cool for the 'burbs.