Monday: The premise of Samantha Who — bad girl gets amnesia, forgets she’s bad, becomes good — might seem overly cute on first thought, but if you’re one for quirky stuff, this show is for you. And tonight, ABC is rebroadcasting the pilot, so you can get to know Samantha from the beginning. Christina Applegate Read More
Jerry Lewis, 80 years old, was soaked with sweat. He sat at the center of a banquet table at the New York Hilton’s Mercury Ballroom last Friday, May 9. It was the Friars Club’s annual roast, and Mr. Lewis—this year’s man on the spit—was also there to accept his appointment as the new abbot of Read More
Michael Winterbottom’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, from a screenplay by Martin Hardy, based on The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne, turns out to be a remarkably successful spoof of period-costume filmmaking by way of a wacky Pirandellian pirouette across Sterne’s digressive 18th-century novel, which one character Read More
Michael Winterbottom’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, from a screenplay by Martin Hardy, based on The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne, turns out to be a remarkably successful spoof of period-costume filmmaking by way of a wacky Pirandellian pirouette across Sterne’s digressive 18th-century novel, which one character in Read More
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were successful in the movies, but not really great—one of the authentic crazy acts was reduced on celluloid to processed cheese, just like Elvis Presley. Martin and Lewis lived and died by spontaneity, and that’s tough to translate to film, what with plots, rewrites and retakes.
No, to understand what Read More
The Nutty Director
The world (not including France, of course), is broken down into two distinct camps: those who hate Jerry Lewis, and those who love him. There is no in-between. I’ve always fallen into the latter, which is why it’s a treat to finally see Mr. Lewis receiving his due as a great film Read More
Blackie Parrish is all grown up and baring his ass on Broadway.
John Stamos is a good boy always trying to play bad. He followed his role as Blackie on General Hospital with a turn as the rebellious heartthrob Uncle Jesse on the hit ABC sitcom Full House , a role which made him famous Read More
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Tonight, on American Justice , a documentary of Larry Flynt made before he decided to go after the Republicans. The documentary, which was completed in November 1998, only touches on Mr. Flynt’s lust to bring down Republicans. The real focus is about him allegedly selling porn illegally to minors. [A&E, 14, 9 Read More
Wednesday, Aug. 19
The people over at Comedy Central have something excellent lined up and ready to take over the comedy waves, which is a lucky thing because the last funny sketch show, The Kids in the Hall , is 10 years old, not to mention Canadian. The new hot property, the Upright Citizens Brigade Read More