June 5, 2011
SUNDAY "If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook" from "The Social Network" is our pick in the newly minted best-line-from-a-movie category at the "2011 MTV Movie Awards. " "SNL's" Jason Sudeikis hosts. (MTV, VH1, 9 p.m.) Would-be cryptozoologists traipse through America's backwoods and bayous in hopes of "Finding Bigfoot" — the mythic man-beast also known as Sasquatch — in this new reality series. Do us a favor: Ask him where he buys his shoes.
December 15, 2010
SERIES Hell's Kitchen: The slicing and dicing and the sweating and swearing all come to an end in the season finale of the unscripted cooking competition as the final two contestants must create a five-course meal to be judged by distinguished figures in the Los Angeles food community (9 p.m. Fox). MythBusters: In "Green Hornet Special," Seth Rogen joins the team for two myths (9 p.m. Discovery). Third Reich: Rare, amateur films recount the downfall of the Third Reich through the eyes of the people who lived it in the conclusion of this two-part documentary (9 p.m. History)
January 17, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Last Man Standing: When Vanessa hires a new housekeeper, the topic of immigration comes up, leading to Ed checking the green cards of Outdoor Man employees in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC). Malibu Country: Lillie Mae and Kim (Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue) see dollar signs when they find out Cash (Justin Prentice) has a knack for picking winners in horse races in this new episode (8:30 p.m. ABC)
March 17, 2004 |
Having cooled its heels since fall, "The Stones" premieres tonight on CBS. It stars Robert Klein, the comedian; Judith Light, who played opposite Tony Danza on "Who's the Boss?" for a thousand years (and did we ever find out who the boss was?
November 28, 2010 |
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit, $28.99/$32.99; Blu-ray, $34.99/$40.99 The "Twilight" movie-making machine is cranking out adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's novels at a blistering pace, with "Eclipse" arriving a mere seven months after the second film, "New Moon. " The "Twilight" team has begun to get a better handle on the series' mix of teen romance and supernatural adventure too: "Eclipse" is the bloodiest and most action-packed of the first three "Twilight" movies, as a new vampire army arises to try to take out Bella Swan.
March 15, 2010 |
Executives throughout Hollywood are undoubtedly breathing a sigh of relief that they have no more dramas dealing with the Iraq war in the works, as "Green Zone" this weekend became the latest film on the topic to flop at the box office. It was blown away by "Alice in Wonderland," which dropped a relatively modest 47% in the U.S. and Canada from its huge opening last week. Even more impressive was the performance of director Tim Burton's 3-D movie overseas, where it is now significantly outpacing its domestic receipts.
July 14, 2010 |
My son and I attended a screening of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" at a schmantzy new multiplex, and heading out to the car afterward he observed that the only thing louder than the film was the supersonic hand dryer in the restroom. He enjoyed both for what I surmise was the same reason: blasting functionality. This latest Disney live-action feature, based a tiny little bit on the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in "Fantasia" and on Goethe's poem before that, isn't bad as these things go. It's more diverting than the "National Treasure" movies, which, like this one, were produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed with aggressive impersonality by Jon Turteltaub and starred Nicolas Cage.
July 16, 2010 |
Warner Bros. is opening one of the riskiest movies of the summer this weekend, while Walt Disney Studios is opening one of the most commercially challenged. Warner's thriller "Inception" from director Christopher Nolan will probably top the box office, people who have seen pre-release surveys say, although they're far from certain how audiences will respond to its narrative complexity that's already dividing critics. The movie should open to roughly $45 million but could easily go higher or lower depending on word of mouth.
May 17, 2009 |
Valkyrie United Artists, $29.98/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Despite all the controversy surrounding the Tom Cruise vehicle "Valkyrie," the movie itself is a solid entertainment, turning the real-life story of a 1944 plot to kill Adolf Hitler into a thriller so compelling that audiences might wonder whether it'll have a surprise ending. Cruise is a steady presence as coup-plotter Claus von Stauffenberg and is well supported by director Bryan Singer, who gives the movie a crisp, vivid look.