Articles tagged alan alda

6 Jan 2010 // 8:00 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Any boring college class would benefit greatly if Alan Alda were plopped in the front row. Of course, recruiting the six-time Emmy

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29 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Nothing But the Truth

By the time the focus tightens onto Armstrong's jail time, the movie turns righteous and, it must be said, a little tedious.

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21 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

Nothing But the Truth

Rod Lurie's Nothing But the Truth looks at the compromises and complications that shape the "truth" in legal systems, media collusions, and politics in DC.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 2

Day Two - A demanding Decalogue overflowing with everything: from fascinating international fare, misbegotten masterworks, some out of the blue bafflers, and that seminal show about “nothing”.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Flash of Genius

Robert Kearns' saga is more complicated than its trite "stalwart individual against the system" scaffolding suggests. Still, the movie sticks mostly to the scaffolding.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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23 Apr 2008 // 10:58 PM

Resurrecting the Champ

An interesting tale about the intent of lying and the strengths of good old-fashioned work.

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The House on Skull Mountain / The Mephisto Waltz

These films are far more an embarrassment of riches (well, riches of a mildly titillating sort, at least) than they are a simple embarrassment. They are all the more delightful for being a guilty pleasure.

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Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.

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9 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Part 3 - The New Networks

It would never work... no one challenged the reigning broadcast junta and survived. No surprise then that the upstarts snuck in and changed the face of TV forever.

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Josh Hartnett sees reporters from the other side of the story

"I would love to play a rock star," he said. "If somebody said it was time to make The Iggy Pop Story, I'd be there."

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24 Aug 2007 // 2:00 AM

Resurrecting the Champ

Maybe Erik just is so dim that he doesn't understand what's at stake in his storytelling, the way it reflects and repeats a history of storytelling.

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22 Aug 2007 // 3:49 AM

Alan Alda feels free to pierce his good-guy image

The recent run of nasty or weasely fellows Alan Alda has played in movies (“The Aviator,” which got him his first Oscar nomination), TV (“The

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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M*A*S*H Season Ten: Collector’s Edition

For those not already familiar with the good old 4077th, its seasons with single digits are always the best places to start any new tour of duty. Few will be disappointed by this set.

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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other Things I’ve Learned by Alan Alda

The book, with Alda's full life as its case study, presents new ways of looking at old problems; new approaches to long-standing lessons.

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16 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The West Wing

There are growing overlaps between politics, news, and entertainment. Hard news has taken a back seat to feature journalism and talk shows, real politics to realpolitik.

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26 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

M*A*S*H: Season Seven (Collector’s Edition)

As long as Baby Boomers still roam the earth, M*A*S*H will probably always be showing somewhere on cable.

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22 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator portrays Hughes as a rebel and a genius, a dashing young man with ambition, hope, and nerve.

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Whispers in the Dark (1992)

What emerges here is a painfully generic potboiler briefly masquerading as softcore porn.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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