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 |
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.
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."
January 17, 2010
Capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.Tu.), Betsy Sharkey (B.S.) and other reviewers. Compiled by Anthony Miller. Openings FRIDAY Drool A desperate housewife is on the run with her kids after her friend accidentally kills her no-good husband. With Laura Harring and Jill Marie Jones. Written and directed by Nancy Kissam. (1:25) NR. Extraordinary Measures Based on the true story of John Crowley, a man who risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's life-threatening disease.