April 23, 1995 |
The recent release of "House of Eliott," a six-volume, 12-episode collection of the hit television series about fashion, romance and family fortunes set in the Roaring '20s of England, highlights the offerings available from Arts & Entertainment Home Video. There have been so many recent additions that the A&E Home Video catalogue is hardly ever up to date.
September 22, 2008
Here is a list of the winners announced Sunday at the 60th annual Emmy Awards. To see additional winners announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Sept. 13, go to theenvelope.latimes.com. PROGRAMS Drama series "Mad Men," AMC Comedy series "30 Rock," NBC Reality-competition program "The Amazing Race," CBS Miniseries "John Adams," HBO Made-for-TV movie "Recount," HBO Variety, music or comedy series "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central -- ACTING Lead actress, drama series Glenn Close, "Damages" Lead actor, drama series Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" Lead actress, comedy series Tina Fey, "30 Rock" Lead actor, comedy series Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" Supporting actor, comedy series Jeremy Piven, "Entourage" Supporting actor, drama series Zeljko Ivanek, "Damages" Supporting actress, drama series Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment" Supporting actress, comedy series Jean Smart, "Samantha Who?"
November 26, 2012 |
An intimate, two-hander play by a relatively unknown writer took home the top prize at this year's London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. "Constellations," by Nick Payne, won the prize for best play on Sunday, beating out works by Caryl Churchill and James Graham. "Constellations" ran at the Royal Court Upstairs earlier this year and starred Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall. The play -- a cryptic, science-themed romance that runs a brief 70 minutes -- received mostly positive reviews.
March 31, 2009 |
Hotspur. Harry Hotspur. Two years before Sean Connery became an international sensation as James Bond in "Dr. No," he played the role of the Scotsman Hotspur -- a.k.a. Sir Henry Percy -- in the BBC's 1960 15-part series "Shakespeare's An Age of Kings." And not only is the 30-year-old Connery easy on the eyes, he effortlessly handles the Bard's prose. "Shakespeare's An Age of Kings," which aired in syndication on U.S.
April 2, 1995 |
It is eerily quiet this morning in Manhattan's Riverside Park. The snow is gently melting under a sunny sky and the park is forbiddingly frosty. Suddenly, a full-bodied, sexy and familiar voice cuts through the cold air and here comes the woman behind it--Kathleen Turner. The actress, wearing a long skirt, boots, suede coat and newly cropped hair, is strolling through the park with Canadian actor Colm Feore.
January 16, 2004 |
"Jerry Springer -- The Opera" and two past Broadway musicals, "Ragtime" and "Pacific Overtures," led the field Thursday for this year's Laurence Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in London theater, opera and dance. All three musicals received eight nominations apiece, while the London version of Tony-winner "Thoroughly Modern Millie" had five, including nods for costars Maureen Lipman and Amanda Holden, who plays Millie.
February 5, 2000 |
Literature is rife with tales of infidelity, but few have hit the mark so squarely as Gustave Flaubert's once-scandalous "Madame Bovary," which receives top-of-the-line treatment from "Masterpiece Theatre" on Sunday night. Viewers may not sympathize with its mid-19th century heroine whose bold yearnings bring about her own tragic end, but they can revel in the lush romanticism of the prose.
December 26, 2001 |
"Gosford Park" is an amusing amalgam, the surprisingly happy child of the cross-breeding of an Agatha Christie-style plot with an "Upstairs, Downstairs" setting. Even more unexpectedly, its large ensemble cast, which has become something of a broken record for director Robert Altman, functions here as advertised. Altman, of course, with "MASH," "Nashville," "The Player" and the like, has made some of the most celebrated ensemble films.
May 10, 1996 |
What could be more welcome than a classic English comedy, bristling with wit and hilarity and crammed with wonderful eccentrics? Since such comedies have become something of a rarity, that's all the more reason to cherish "Cold Comfort Farm," based on Stella Gibbons' 1932 novel, a celebrated parody of Gothic romance and solemn rural fiction.
January 8, 2010 |
Judi Dench reprises her Emmy-nominated role as the kind-hearted Miss Matty Jenkyns in "Return to Cranford," which premieres Sunday on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic." But she did double duty on the sequel to 2008's "Cranford" -- the Oscar-winning actress also supplied the squawks of a parrot. Dench recalls the bird wasn't available to dub in some chirps the microphone didn't pick up during the production on the two-part drama. "I said I was in the scene and I knew exactly what he said that day," she says, laughing.