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October 2, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Souler Opposite"--a play on "polar opposite"--fits neatly into the romantic comedy genre yet also transcends it with uncommon wit and sensitivity. The result is a spiky, engaging love story that aims considerably higher than the usual lowest common denominator of so many mainstream movies. In his feature debut, writer-director Bill Kalmenson signals us early on that we may be in for something special.
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March 14, 2003 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
When you need a robust cup of coffee, you can count on Peet's. When you're in the mood for portabello mushroom ravioli, you can do a lot worse than California Pizza Kitchen. And when you're craving a clever crime show to watch, the franchise to turn to is "Law & Order." If you require evidence, tonight's episode of "Law & Order: SVU" (10 p.m., NBC) shows off the formula that has turned the chain into a three-nights-a-week hit: crafty writing, brisk pacing and assured acting.
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September 8, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"The Fanelli Boys" is a likable little NBC series about noisy Italian-Americans whose combative talk around the family dinner table and elsewhere--with their hands, naturally--gives prime time a rare ethnic comedy whose stereotypes are far less insulting than endearing. It premieres at 9:30 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39, hereafter to appear in its regular 9 p.m. Wednesday time slot.
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November 15, 2002 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Here's a twist: Mark Fuhrman as hero. Justice was delayed in the mysterious 1975 slaying of teenage Martha Moxley that stunned tony Greenwich, Conn. -- but not denied -- when Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was convicted of the murder this summer, two years after his arrest. Now Fuhrman, the disgraced former L.A. cop whose testimony inadvertently helped free O.J.
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October 20, 2010
The Early Show Marcus Samuelsson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Giuliano Hazan; Todd English. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News El Debarge. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Elton John and Leon Russell perform; "Dancing With the Stars" couple. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Christopher Meloni; Maggie Q; Plain White T's perform. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Janet Napolitano; Rod Stewart; Patricia Heaton. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Olivia Newton-John.
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September 22, 2010
Undercovers : A pair of CIA agents turned caterers (Boris Kodjoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw) are pulled back into covert activities in this new series (8 p.m. NBC). The Middle: The comedy returns for a new season (8 p.m. ABC). Hell's Kitchen: Chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes 16 new contestants — one of whom is rushed to the emergency room — in the season premiere (8 p.m. Fox). Better With You: This new comedy follows three couples at various stages of their relationships (8:30 p.m. ABC)
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March 6, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Like a take-it-outside scrape between two once-friendly drunks, the sibling rivalry comedy "Awful Nice" has a kind of bro-logic fascination embedded in its rambunctious male humor. How does a bonding moment turn sour? When is an insult a compliment too? Is there a smidgen of love accompanying that swing to the head? This is not to say that writer-director Todd Sklar's loose, unkempt tale of two long-incommunicado brothers on a disastrous trip to claim their dead father's inheritance is some model of broken-relations satire.
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