Thursday, February 23 2006
The Time Tunnel Volume One (2006): Robert Colbert, James Darren, Lee Meriwether, Whit Bissell - PopM
Alas, The Time Tunnel's scientists weren't able to zap its heroes out of harms way, after all.
Wednesday, February 22 2006
Do you like Spike TV?"
Tuesday, February 21 2006
Nick Cave has always seemed misplaced, of another era. An Australian whose '60s-retro skinny suits and 19th century face have lived all over Europe, Cave looks and sings like an old soul.
After a long absence, God... err, Eric Clapton has returned, and along with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, has resurrected the deity known as Cream.
I suppose we should just count ourselves fortunate Capote didn't write any Indian characters into Breakfast at Tiffany's, otherwise Blake Edwards might have asked Peter Sellers to break out the boot polish.
Monday, February 20 2006
Rappers shout, crowd members fight, and through it all Teddy T hosts like a man possessed... this is like Christmas in February.
While he never developed a singular performing presence, Cavett is a skilled comic technician whose sense of timing and punchline set-ups pays off in playing straight man to his guests.
About as funny as anything involving Andy Dick has ever been: this sums it up for this whole roast experience, really.
Sunday, February 19 2006
With her pixie-like looks, dazzling vocal range, and mesmerizing stage presence, it was hard not to focus on Björk.
Friday, February 17 2006
As John Madden says, the film's central issue is 'validation', in emotional and familial, as well as mathematical and metaphorical, frameworks.
Thursday, February 16 2006
In its best moments, Live at Town Hall completely draws you in, and when it's not reaching those lofty heights, it's still a solid performance.
Call us the Breakfast Club Generation. We are all Molly Ringwald.
Wednesday, February 15 2006
Bloc Party just might be receiving a few premature blessings here.
This Electric Company retrospective displays the lasting power of entertaining education.
Tuesday, February 14 2006
Capture Can's potent, not to mention legendary, live presence during their peak years.
From its early moments -- a focus on the emblematic tape recorder by which Patty Hearst's saga was delivered to journalists amassed in her famous parents' driveway -- Guerrilla breaks down how terrorism becomes a function of its audience.
Monday, February 13 2006
Like the novella by Tamara Faith Berger on which it's based, Lie With Me blurs the boundaries between pornography and art.
We see them from the point of view of an unseen, unheard therapist. Here, the series invites us to be Dr. Phil.
The Blitz offers more 'human drama' than something you might find on the History Channel, and will also satisfy military buffs.
Friday, February 10 2006
These programs would serve the cause of social justice more effectively by reminding viewers that the civil rights movement is not awaiting its finishing touches, as they suggest; instead, its moribund body is awaiting resuscitation at the hands of a compassionate public.