July 23, 2005
Paul Brownfield has been filing online dispatches this week from the Television Critics Assn. meetings in Beverly Hills. Here's the latest from Friday: Good morning from the former House of Merv. It's WB day. First panel up is "Just Legal," starring Don Johnson as a washed-up, alcoholic lawyer and Jay Baruchel as an 18-year-old, sort of hipster-doofus-legal wunderkind. Question for Johnson: How does it feel being on the same network as Melanie Griffith? Johnson: "Melanie's working?"
March 13, 2014 |
Art thief-turned-daredevil rider Crunch (Kurt Russell) - fresh from prison, having been burned by his weaselly partner-in-crime half-brother Nicky (Matt Dillon) - wants nothing more to do with heists. Yeah, right. "The Art of the Steal" is another Last Big Job concoction, albeit one in which writer-director Jonathan Sobol doubles down against staleness by stuffing his cast with appealing character actors who know their way around a profane quip (Terence Stamp, Jay Baruchel, Chris Diamantopoulos, Kenneth Welsh, Jason Jones)
September 12, 2012 |
Alison Pill, a star of HBO's "The Newsroom" whose character Maggie is prone to crashing into all sorts of inanimate objects, crashed into a technological brick wall in real life Wednesday as she mistakenly tweeted out a topless picture of herself. "Yep. That picture happened," Pill wrote in the aftermath. "Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet... Apologies. " Call us crazy: We're thinking that most of the world would prefer an apology for the fact that she promptly took the picture down - and the folks replying to her tweet seemed to agree.
September 25, 2001 |
Fox unveils a series about college kids tonight that is one of the cum laude comedies of the new season, majoring in laughs. "Undeclared" is a sneaky, funny hoot with endearingly offbeat characters, its huggable protagonist striding confidently into his freshman year at Northeastern Carolina U. after growing 7 inches during the summer. Goodbye, Mr. Nerd; hello, Mr. Cool. Oh, sure. All hair, lips and elbows, Steven Karp (Jay Baruchel) remains a zit about to pop.
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)
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.
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?
June 5, 2013 |
When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg submitted “This Is the End” to the ratings board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the co-directors didn't just expect their raunchy Judgment Day comedy to be slapped with an NC-17 rating -- they secretly planned on receiving the adults-only rating. Opening June 12, “This Is the End” features an array of actors playing themselves. James Franco is hosting a party at his home when the apocalypse starts. Many celebrities perish, but Franco, Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson survive and try to make it through the end of days.
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.