March 10, 2005 |
Years from now, we'll know that the hottest song to come out of Iceland wasn't by the super-hip Sigur Ros, or Quarashi, Gus Gus, or even from the red-carpet queen Bjork. With fond nostalgia, today's preteen rockers will someday sing the "Bing Bang" song. To a disco beat: "Bing, bang digger rigger dun! First thing I say after I wake up. Bing, bang digger rigger dun!"
August 14, 2005 |
TELEVISION is by nature a kingdom of the known; it plays upon our desire to return to a familiar place, for familiar fun, week after week, or even day after day, same time, same channel. Yet there is no pleasure quite like that of happening upon a strange program for the very first time, of being for an instant flummoxed, intrigued, disturbed. In such moments television gets a little of its mystery back. So it was when I first stumbled upon "LazyTown."
August 14, 2005 |
THERE'S a new kind of TV villain on "LazyTown," Nickelodeon's popular kids' show. Robbie Rotten, in all his creeping, hand-wringing, nyah-ha-ha evil, plots to keep the village children indoors, occupied with video games and candy. His nemeses Sportacus and Stephanie back-flip to the rescue, demonstrating the joys of fresh air and fitness.
January 10, 2010
Capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.Tu.), Betsy Sharkey (B.S.) and other reviewers. Compiled by Anthony Miller. Openings FRIDAY 44 Inch Chest A jealous husband and his friends kidnap his wife's young lover, seeking retribution for his wounded ego. With Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, Joanne Whalley and Melvil Poupaud. Directed by Malcolm Venville. (1:35) R. The Book of Eli In the not-too-distant future, across the wasteland of what was once America, a lone warrior must fight to bring civilization the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption.