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")
June 26, 2012 |
Filming for the biopic “Jobs," the true story of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has begun on location in Los Angeles and Los Altos, Calif. The cast, which includes Ron Eldard, John Getz, Lesley Ann Warren, James Woods, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine and Dermot Mulroney, will join Ashton Kutcher, who plays the title role. “Jobs” will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”, “Neverwas”) from an original screenplay by Matt Whiteley, and is a Five Star Feature Film Production produced by Mark Hulme.
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.
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.
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.
January 11, 2013
The teenage coming-of-age story gets an ever-so-slight tweak in "Struck by Lightning," written by and starring "Glee" performer Chris Colfer, whose character is, in fact, struck dead by lightning in the film's opening moments. Nevertheless he narrates the tale, looking back on his life up to that moment. Turns out Colfer's Carson was a perennial outsider for his literary ambitions and desire to break free of the small town social hierarchy of his high school. Genial and heartfelt but essentially toothless, lacking in either snark or spark, "Lightning" is directed by Brian Dannelly, who previously made the 2004 high school religious satire "Saved" before moving into television work, which seems to have leveled out his style into a flat competence.
June 12, 2013 |
Picture Clint Eastwood blundering into a David Lynch movie and you'll have "The Rambler," Calvin Lee Reeder's hallucinatory hitchhiker horror about a taciturn ex-con (Dermot Mulroney) who keeps stumbling across strangers - and corpses - that might not actually exist. Either way, he doesn't much seem to care. He's just a cowboy trying to make it to his brother's pony farm in Oregon, but like Odysseus in blue jeans - albeit, a much less talkative Odysseus - he's beset by a dozen devils, including a fight promoter who forces him to battle a man with a hook, a traveling magician with a dream machine that makes people's heads explode, and a nameless beautiful blond (Lindsay Pulsipher, the star of Reeder's equally incoherent "The Oregonian")
November 8, 1991 |
Moviegoers will be served a small but potentially tasty hors d'oeuvre this weekend with the debut of a short film about restaurant life. "Arduous Moon," showing today through Sunday in Encino, is one of those snippets that fledgling directors create as a calling card for when they shop the studios in search of a major picture deal. Julie Cypher gathered a half-dozen friends to help her with this maiden project.