June 26, 2012 |
If you haven't seen Aaron Sorkin repeating himself, then you haven't seen Shakespeare the way it was meant to be done. Sorkin's new series, "The Newsroom,"premiered on HBO on Sunday to good ratings and rotten reviews. And though he's been on a career high for a year now (he finally won an Oscar to go alongside his Emmys last year), even longtime fans may be cooling on the prolific writer's way with words. Best example? The current viral hit "Sorkinisms," which has been working its away around the Internet since Monday.
April 8, 1994 |
The strange thing about "Threesome" is that it looks like a TV sitcom but it walks and talks like a soft-porn roundelay. It's as if "Three's Company" suddenly got a case of hot monkey love. The threesome in question involves Stuart (Stephen Baldwin) and Eddy (Josh Charles), college roommates who couldn't be further apart in temperament, and Alex (Lara Flynn Boyle), who, through a computer mix-up, ends up sharing a dorm suite with them.
May 7, 2004 |
Warning: Seeing other people in the interval leading up to your wedding can be hazardous to the relationship. Although it takes the couple in the film "Seeing Other People" 90 minutes to learn this rather obvious lesson, fine performances from some TV-friendly faces make this slight romantic comedy more enjoyable than it sounds.
July 27, 2002 |
Can a film illustrate complex issues with relatively cardboard characters and dialogue? That's the conundrum of "Our America," which received accolades at Sundance in January and premieres on Showtime Sunday at 8 p.m. Based on a true story, the 95-minute movie focuses on LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman in Chicago's South Side. After a 1993 audition, the teens were selected by producer David Isay to create a "diary" for National Public Radio.
January 11, 1999 |
What: "Sports Night" When: Tuesday, 9:30 p.m., Channel 7 The promos were right. This show has as much to do with sports as "Baywatch" did with water safety. (Not that I ever watched "Baywatch." Honest.) OK, so "Sports Night" is not about sports. What is it about? People. Funny people. Smart people. People who need people. People who talk like you and I wish we could talk.