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Alan Alda's 'If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?'

Alan Alda wonders, could scientists become more personable and available if they studied the art of improvisation?

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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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Resurrecting the Champ

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

Marc Calderaro
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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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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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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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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.

Nikki Tranter
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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.

David Swerdlick
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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.

Brian James
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The Aviator (2004)

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

Cynthia Fuchs
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Whispers in the Dark (1992)

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

John G. Nettles

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