November 9, 1992 |
Leary Blossoms: Timothy Leary, the controversial Harvard University psychedelic drug researcher and counterculture figure during the 1960s turned actor, lecturer and nightclub performer in the 1990s, guests on tonight's episode of NBC's "Blossom" (8:30 p.m.). The documentary-style episode parodies the national political system as Blossom (Mayim Bialik) challenges the popular incumbent (Jason Marsden) for the high school student council presidency.
October 22, 1987 |
One of television's most successful sitcoms will be raised from the grave, as it were. The Munsters will be brought back to life in a first-run syndication, half-hour series with a new cast for the 1988 season. "The Munsters Today," being produced by the Arthur Co., has already been given a 24-episode order, with an option for 48 more.
February 6, 1993 |
Although it had a certain Okie charm, last season's failed NBC sitcom "The Torkelsons" was nothing to build an evening around. Premiering at 8 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39, its retooled successor, "Almost Home," is nothing to build even a half-hour around.
September 20, 2002 |
Prepare to be astonished by "Spirited Away." Written and directed by one of the world's master animators, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki, this visual wonder is the product of a fierce and fearless imagination whose creations are unlike any you've seen before. If you're dispirited by look-alike, sound-alike, think-alike movies, disturbed by an art form that seems not only to tolerate, but also to reward a paucity of imagination, you're not going to believe your luck.
March 27, 2014 |
The middling "Locker 13" is a "Twilight Zone"-like anthology of quasi-chilling stories mostly unified by an unlucky little storage closet and the theme of choices and consequences. Featuring five short yarns, each spun out by its own writer and director, the film takes a decidedly old-fashioned approach to situation and character. The result is an alternately creaky and intriguing ride, one of earnest ambition and dashed potential. More consistent is the array of knowing performances, led by the dependable Jon Gries ("Napoleon Dynamite")
May 22, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Dharun Ravi had appeared stoic for three hours, but he broke down in tears as his mother sobbed beside him while pleading with the judge to spare her son from prison. She got what she wanted, up to a point: Judge Glenn Berman on Monday ordered Ravi to spend 30 days in jail for spying with a webcam on his gay Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi, who killed himself days later. Ravi could have received a 10-year term for a crime jurors concluded was motivated by anti-gay bias.