Apropos of absolutely nothing, it just occurred to us that this month marks the 42nd anniversary of the groundbreaking television special LIZA WITH A Z. We ran across a DVD copy over the weekend and couldn’t help but note that, even by today’s standards, this LIZA MINNELLI concert presentation is one of the greatest musical [...]
Returning tonight on Fox, the Golden Globe-winning sitcom BROOKLYN NINE-NINE opens its sophomore season by addressing the cliff-hanger ending it left viewers with last season. Detective Jake Peralta (ANDY SAMBERG) is back from ’suspension’ and working undercover in an FBI mafia sting as well as overcoming the awkward situation he created by admitting he has [...]
After months of teasing, the highly anticipated 13th season premiere of FAMILY GUY airs tonight on Fox. A much touted collaboration between SETH MacFARLANE and MATT GROENING, the hour-long episode is titled THE SIMPSONS GUY and centers on the GRIFFIN family as they travel from their home in Quahog to Springfield where the meet and [...]
They say that payback is a bitch and nowhere is it more evident than in THE EQUALIZER, a hard-boiled tale of revenge and restitution that goes so far over the top it’s almost comic book material. Centered on an ex-CIA agent who faked his own death to get a new start and is now reduced [...]
In theaters today, THE BOXTROLLS is another stop-motion animation film in the spirit of NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and COROLINE. Set in underground 19th-century England and focused on a community of monsters so shy they wear cardboard boxes to hide their bodies, the story has them going to battle with a town villain intent on extermination.
Arriving in theaters today, JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE is a really terrific missed opportunity. Not exactly a traditional ’show biz biopic’, the film focuses on just a year in the life of JIMI HENDRIX, one of the most flamboyant and influential musical stars of the swingin’ sixties. It was the year that catapulted [...]
In what might possibly be an unprecedented move, ABC has turned over the entirety of its Thursday night programming to producer/writer SHONDA RHIMES.
Returning tonight for its 11th season, GREY’S ANATOMY kicks off the evening with the continuing exploits of the denizens of Seattle Grace Hospital. This long-running nighttime soap has proven year-after-year to be one [...]
Opening in theaters this weekend, PRIDE is set in 1984 and tells the true story of how a group of London based gay and lesbian activists joined together to financially aid striking mine workers in a small Welsh town. Under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s iron thumb, the miners were being starved out and losing their [...]
Premiering tonight on ABC, BLACK-ISH is an amusing sitcom focused on three generations of a wealthy African-American family living in an upscale neighborhood and the concerns of the patriarch that his kids might be losing touch with their cultural heritage. More about ‘culture’ than ‘race’, the series feels like something fresh but, for better or [...]
Probably one of the most successful and popular procedural franchises in TV history, NCIS is branching out to include the Big Easy in its gritty storytelling. Premiering tonight on CBS, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS takes full advantage of all that Louisiana locations have to offer and is a fine addition to the NCIS stable.
Executive Produced by [...]