May 18 2013
TWO WOMEN, 1960
Sunday, 4:45 a.m., TCM
Sophia Loren won a Best Actress Oscar for her heartbreaking performance in this film that takes place in war-torn Italy in 1943. Cesira and her daughter, Rosetta (Eleonora Brown, right) flee the Allied bombs in Rome only to encounter horror along...
May 13 2013
‘Shark Tank,” which became an unexpected hit for ABC, proved one thing: in tough economic times, game shows fare much better if the prize helps insure the future of a business — rather than, say, a trip to Bermuda.
Enter CNBC’s first game show, “Crowd Rules,” a kind of “Shark...
May 11 2013
Girl, Interrupted 1999
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., WNYW
The account of real-life writer Susanna Kaysen’s (Winona Ryder) 18 months in a mental hospital where she became very comfortable living with sociopaths. It’s the performances that are outstanding here — especially in light of what happened to some of...
May 11 2013
Let’s face the truth, folks: Vampires are so 2009.
Sure, those undead types are fashion-forward and centuries old, but you’d have to be dead yourself not to see that those legions of thin white dukes have begun to lose the war to the fashionably undead — aka zombies.
May 10 2013
On “Jersey Shore,” the key to the good life was “GTL”: gym, tanning, laundry.
On Sunday-night’s second-season premiere of “Breaking Amish: Brave New World,” the key to the bad life may have been more like, “BIL”: bestiality, infidelity, laundry.
Or at least that is what one young Amish escapee...
May 09 2013
It helps to be a fan of Christopher Guest — the genius mockumentarian responsible for movies like “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman” — if you’re going to love his new HBO series, “Family Tree.”
Guest loves nothing more than mocking the delusional among us, and I love nothing more...
May 08 2013
Once upon a time, I was madly in crush with a salmon fisherman out of Seattle. He wasn’t in crush with me back, which only made my crush worse. I mean, seriously, there’s something exciting and heartbreaking about a bad boy whose his life, his lover and his...
May 07 2013
Like a skin disease that creeps up and eats your face, the morons who get paid immoral amounts of money to program TV have increasingly begun including live fan tweets right on the screen.
Just what we need: More garbage to clutter up the already overcrowded screen.
Personally, I love...
May 06 2013
There are three striking things in “Dear Mom, Love Cher,” the singer’s Lifetime documentary tribute to her mom, Georgia Holt.
The first is how incredibly gorgeous Holt is.
The second is that although Holt is now 86 she still looks 50.
But it’s the third that remains the...
May 04 2013
Sunday, 8 p.m., Encore
Elvis was still a legit up-and-coming actor (before Col. Parker forced the King into becoming the king of schlock) and here Elvis is Danny Fisher, a high school flunk-out who finds work as a busboy in a local dive. Wouldn’t you...