September 12, 2006 |
Given that it's set in Alaska and built around a will-they-won't-they delayed romance between a high-strung city mouse and an earthy country mouse, it's hard not to think of "Northern Exposure" when watching ABC's new Anne Heche vehicle, "Men in Trees." Or, indeed, of a long string of motion pictures, going all the way back to "It Happened One Night," in which a rough-hewn man rubs up against a sophisticated woman. (And of course there is Tarzan, the original man in a tree.
August 15, 2010 |
In the HBO series "Hung," now in its second season, Anne Heche plays Jessica, the dotty ex-wife of Ray, a football coach ( Thomas Jane) who turns to prostitution so he can afford to rebuild his home after a fire. For Heche, 41, the role caps a career comeback a decade after her much-publicized breakdown and breakup with Ellen DeGeneres. She shares her new life with James Tupper, her former "Men in Trees" co-star, and sons Homer, 8, and Atlas, about a year and a half, in a Mediterranean-style home in Hollywood.
August 30, 2013
The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting 36 righteous individuals. With Franky G., Jeffrey De Serrano and Donna McKechnie. Written by Joey Dedio and De Serrano. Directed by Eddy Duran. Active Fox Productions 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film A documentary about the birth and rise of the Occupy movement, as captured by more than 100 filmmakers.
September 21, 2011 |
"Revenge," a new soap-thriller from ABC, begins its life Wednesday on a beach at night, during what social power broker Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) will soon describe as "the final weekend of a remarkable summer in the Hamptons. " There's a gunshot, and a body, and just up the way an engagement party. Who's getting engaged is "the lovely and beguiling" Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), seen wiping sand mysteriously from her hand. Her fiance, "tragically privileged" Daniel Grayson (Joshua Bowman)
May 14, 2004 |
Bittersweet bite distinguishes "Things We Do for Love," now receiving an elegant local premiere at the Odyssey Theatre. Virtuoso playwright Alan Ayckbourn's Olivier-nominated dramedy limns the contradictions of passion with politically incorrect perception. "Things" rocked London in 1997 and spawned many regional readings, though some observers have found it more disturbing than delightful.
February 10, 2010
SERIES The New Adventures of Old Christine: Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is feeling envious of Richard and New Christine (Clark Gregg, Emily Rutherfurd) as they prepare for their new baby. Tim Meadows guest stars as a gynecologist (8 p.m. CBS). Mercy: Veronica (Taylor Schilling) gets ready for her first official date with Sands (James Tupper) (8 p.m. NBC). Faces of America With Henry Louis Gates Jr.: In this new series, DNA testing and genealogical research -- which Gates employed to help prominent black Americans trace their roots -- is used for people with a variety of ethnic backgrounds.