May 23, 1987 |
Mass TV exposure, warring over multimillion-dollar contracts and drug scandals have shrunk the romance of baseball. Better to return to nostalgic greener days when ticky-tack ball fields were the unrivaled shrines of youth and the mingling of dust and dreams on a sandlot was a metaphor for simple American values. That's exactly what "Long Gone" does, and it works for a while, as this HBO movie (premiering at 8 tonight) initially gives amusing, raucous life to the Class D Tampico, Fla.
November 9, 2011
Today Taylor Lautner; Daughtry performs; Martha Stewart. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Taylor Lautner. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Ricardo Chavira; Caterina Scorsone;. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Dermot Mulroney; Il Divo performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Two medical marvels share their stories; a blind Little Leaguer who pitched a no-hitter. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil A judge comes under fire for whipping his teen daughter.
June 9, 2008 |
Theater in a match box. On a tabletop. Paper actors on a teeny proscenium stage. Toy theater, not primarily child's play, dates back to early 19th century England and is enjoying a resurgence of interest. Audiences can take a look this weekend in Disney Concert Hall at the Music Center's "Toy Theatre Festival" for families, and at an adult event in Disney's REDCAT space. The free family festival, aimed at ages 6 and up, takes place during the day throughout Disney on Saturday and Sunday.
September 10, 1986 |
The first prime-time dramatic special of the new TV season turns out not to have been produced for prime time at all. "The Drug Knot," airing at 8 tonight on Channels 2 and 8, was made as a "CBS Schoolbreak Special" for a weekday afternoon slot on the network, but with growing attention being paid to the national drug problem, CBS moved it to a more visible time period. Good idea.
April 17, 2012
SERIES Glee: The kids get their groove on with a salute to the 1977 disco flick "Saturday Night Fever" in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Lidia Celebrates America: Chef Lidia Bastianich looks at different wedding traditions around the country in this new installment of her four-part series (8 p.m. KOCE). Cougar Town: "Rich Man, Poor Man's" Susan Blakely guest stars as Ellie's (Christa Miller) mom on a new episode of the sitcom (8:31 p.m. ABC). New Girl: Jeanne Tripplehorn ("Basic Instinct")
August 26, 2011 |
Yet another cinematic slice of suburban dysfunction, "The Family Tree" works better as a serious look at a family's second chance at happiness than when it pushes its darkly comic agenda about an Ohio community's various peccadilloes. Director Vivi Friedman's inability to successfully reconcile the film's duality undercuts an eclectic cast gamely committed to Mark Lisson's thematically ambitious, if scattered, script. An ill-gotten clonk on the head gives bitter, two-timing wife Bunnie Burnett (Hope Davis)
June 18, 2013 |
Does the story of Edward Snowden not scream political thriller? The 29-year-old analyst disappeared from his Hong Kong hotel room a day after his identity was revealed as the person responsible for leaking secrets about U.S. government surveillance programs. In his 12-minute video interview with the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, Snowden said the CIA could grab him at any moment or pay off a Chinese triad to kill him. PHOTOS: Famous document-leakers...
September 13, 2012 |
"The Book of Mormon," Trey Parker and Matt Stone's award-winning musical, said a big hello to Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Broadway transplants and native celebs turned up to Hollywood's Pantages Theater for the opening, and theater certainly makes strange bedfellows: Everyone from Ke$ha to John C. Reilly had tickets. "We lived here for 20 years, all of our friends are here," Parker told the Ministry about opening shop in L.A., and that's quite a list of friends. PHOTOS: 'Book of Mormon' Los Angeles premiere Just before sunset the Pantages lobby saw traffic from Simon Pegg, Josh Gad (who appeared on Broadway in the role of Elder Cunningham)