May 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- It's time to load some new batteries in the clock: Jack is back! Fox officially announced Monday that its reviving its high-octane drama “24” for a 12-episode limited run, which is set to roll out next summer. “24: Live Another Day” will reunite executive producer Howard Gordon, who went on to find success with Showtime's “Homeland,” with Mr. Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland. “It's great to have Jack back. '24' redefined the drama genre, and as we re-imagine the television miniseries, this iconic show will again break new ground for the network,” network Chairman Kevin Reilly said in a statement.
January 25, 2012 |
"Touch," which brings Kiefer Sutherland back to television and Fox after not so very long a time, is a well-dressed work of solemn, sentimental nonsense whose undeniably appealing theme is that there is an order to the universe, a mystical, mathematical intention that is working to heal our wounds, protect our children and fulfill our dreams. The aggressive claims its more than myriad coincidences and remote yet trickily interdependent story lines make on one's suspended disbelief will in itself be taken by some as a sign that it is on the side of the angels.
January 24, 2012
'Touch' Where: Fox When: 9 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-PG-DLV (may be unsuitable for young children, with advisories for suggestive dialogue, coarse language and violence)
January 8, 2012 |
Kiefer Sutherland runs through a packed Grand Central Station, dodging bystanders and scanning the crowd for suspicious activity. The minutes fly by — seen in frequent close-ups of ticking clocks — drawing closer to a potentially explosive moment. Sutherland confronts a guy on a public phone, spins him around and starts punching. Wait, is Jack Bauer back on TV? He's not, but Sutherland is returning to the Fox network. Only his new drama, "Touch," owes more to feature films like "Crash" and "Short Cuts" than to his previous award-winning espionage series, "24. " He just happens, in the first episode of "Touch," to be racing against time to unravel a mystery, an unintentional bone for "24" fans since it was written before Sutherland signed on. The new drama, which will have a sneak preview Jan. 25 after "American Idol," centers on Sutherland's character, Martin Bohm, a former journalist and single dad to a special-needs 11-year-old boy. The son, Jake, who's remote, combative and uncommunicative, may be autistic, but he exhibits savant-like qualities with gadgets and numbers.
November 11, 2011 |
How does the world end? When it is in the hands of the cinematic master of human misery, dark Danish auteur Lars von Trier, as it is in "Melancholia," it ends in extraordinary, horrific, searing, aching and unthinkable ways. It is his most hopeful film yet. Still firmly rooted in the filmmaker's esoteric, frustrating, provoking, demanding narrative style, the movie is also amazingly romantic — lush, ripe, rich, delicious. Its apocalyptic vision is encouraging in its hopelessness; its star, Kirsten Dunst, luminous in her anguish and devastation.
July 4, 2010 |
So, not a great night for Ricky Gervais fans, but you have to love a show in which Meryl Streep announces she would like to be called "T Bone," Mike Tyson shares the stage with Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock actually chokes up thanking her agent . We were so excited when the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced they had drafted the British comedian to host this year's Golden Globes ceremony. He had essentially saved the 2008 Emmys, and even his recent appearance on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" was promising, as he incited O'Brien to use the window of his struggles with NBC to his best advantage.