July 13, 2002 |
Spending two hours with a door-to-door salesman wasn't initially my idea of a good time, but that was before being introduced to pavement-pounder extraordinaire Bill Porter. And it's his unusual story, told unusually well, that unfolds with a relaxed grace in Sunday night's fine made-for-TNT movie, "Door to Door" (8 p.m.). The wondrous William H. Macy ("Fargo," "Magnolia") plays Porter, a real-life door-to-door salesman from Oregon who just happens to have been born with cerebral palsy.
February 25, 2007 |
What you'll be talking about: "Black Snake Moan." Christina Ricci's hard work has paid off -- it has finally become irrelevant to mention Wednesday Addams when talking about her (although we just did!). To further distance herself from family fare, she plays a sex addict who gets chained up by Samuel L. Jackson. (Friday) What we'll be talking about: Dance Dance Revolution. We're not experts or anything, but we think Dance Dance Revolution is the greatest video game ever created.
February 18, 2012
SERIES The Fades: This dark fantasy-drama presents its season finale (6 p.m. BBC America). Ultimate Factories: The docu-series visits an Italian motorcycle factory (8 p.m. National Geographic). Saturday Night Live: Former cast member Maya Rudolph hosts, with musical guest Sleigh Bells (11:29 p.m. NBC). Ultraviolet: Code 044: The future looks bleak in this new animated action series inspired by a 2006 film starring Milla Jovo- vich (midnight G4). SPECIAL Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz: The "America's Got Talent" host and husband of singer Mariah Carey performs stand-up in this encore special (11 p.m. Comedy Central)
HOME & GARDEN
September 25, 2003 |
There must be something in the water -- how else to explain two recent books revolving around dreamy swimming pools? The latest is photographer Veronique Vial's "Hollywood Splash" (powerHouse Books, $45), which came out last week and focuses on celebrities as they dive, wade and skinny-dip. Emmy-winning actor William H.
November 15, 2012 |
To say that John Hawkes and Helen Hunt are "relaxed" around each other - after spending a month last year making "The Sessions," a film that reveals a strikingly intimate series of sex therapy sessions - doesn't quite do justice to their friendship. A good clue comes early on when Hunt, all mock seriousness, answers a question that hasn't been asked. "We had a torrid affair," she says with the air of one just trying to help. "You know that - I thought that was in the press materials.
August 24, 1992 |
"TNT Screenworks," a TV-movie series created to showcase the work of stage writers, makes a sharp debut today with the startling adaptation of playwright David Mamet's "Water Engine" (TNT at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.). It's astonishing because Mamet's 1977 stage version, a radio-play-within-a-play set entirely in a broadcast studio, remains a muddle next to this wide open, riveting screen treatment, also written by Mamet. Screen adaptations frequently compromise or distort a stage play--but not here.
March 18, 2011 |
In "The Lincoln Lawyer," Matthew McConaughey's criminal defense attorney might seem like one cool customer, but in truth he sweats everything ? the big stuff, the small stuff, the clients, the cases, the ex and the kid. Perhaps this is less a function of the high drama in this tightly coiled legal conundrum than someone saying, "All right, but if Matthew's going to keep his shirt on, let's at least keep him dripping wet. " Because, as countless beach...