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Movies / TV

Dwayne Johnson Stars in ‘Hercules’

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted. America Co-written and -directed by Dartmouth graduate and conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza, …

Around the Remote: A World of Lies and Spies in A-Bomb Drama ‘Manhattan’

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Don’t Miss: Manhattan — This gripping and provocative new drama series is set in Los Alamos, N.M., against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. John Benjamin Hickey ( The Big C ) shines as a self-destructive physics professor who is recruited to help lead the Manhattan Project and finds himself living in a world where secrets …

Camp for Camerawork: Young Filmmakers Learn the Ropes Through CATV

Friday, July 25, 2014

On a sultry Tuesday morning in White River Junction, one teenage boy chased another teenage boy, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, at top speed down Main Street past the Hotel Coolidge, and rounded the corner into an alley. A few pedestrians watched bemused. Summer highjinks? A feud breaking into public view? …

PBS Season Opens With ‘Roosevelts’

Friday, May 9, 2014

PBS said Thursday its fall season will open with a binge-viewing opportunity: a seven-part Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelt political dynasty. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will air as two-hour episodes over seven nights, beginning Sept. 14. …

Around the Remote: Jack’s Back For 12-Hour ‘24’ Return

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Don’t Miss 24: Live Another D ay — Jack’s back! Four years after receiving his cancellation notice, tightly coiled action hero Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) returns for another round of pulse-pounding, nail-biting TV comfort food. This time, it’s a 12-hour “event” series that has the former federal agent …

Pressure’s On: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Shoots for a Billion

Friday, May 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Now that comic-book blockbusters have become Hollywood’s major product, the push to deliver more goose eggs at the box office can threaten to overshadow the movie. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrived on screens Friday with …

New ‘24’ Just Like the Old ‘24’

Friday, May 2, 2014

Although the new 24 limited series carries the title 24: Live Another Day in marketing materials, on screen it’s just the same old 24, not only in title but in just about every imaginable way. While the format …

Nominees Announced For Daytime Emmys

Friday, May 2, 2014

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Thursday, with perennial favorites The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Sesame Street and The Young and the Restless racking up multiple nods. CBS led all other networks with 61 nominations, followed …

And the Winners Are ...

Friday, May 2, 2014

The verdict is in on this year’s White River Indie Festival, which concluded on Monday. More ambitious, more movies, bigger audience. “My sense was that it was larger than last year,” said Michael Beahan, president of the WRIF …

‘Spider-Man’: Here Come the Sequels

Friday, May 2, 2014

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to monetize a vertically integrated mass-entertainment franchise within a rapidly expanding global marketplace. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the reboot of the series based on …

The Meaning Of ‘Mean Girls,’ 10 Years Later

Friday, May 2, 2014

Of all the notable pop-culture anniversaries in 2014 (The Beatles’ arrival in America, television’s 75th birthday), for women in their mid-20s, there is one that trumps them all: Mean Girls — starring Lindsay Lohan — has turned 10. Tina Fey’s adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman’s self-help book Queen Bees …

Louis C.K. Back for Season 4 of ‘Louie’ done his way

Friday, May 2, 2014

New York — Louis C.K. isn’t soured on life. But he seems forever on the verge of turning. At least that appears to be the case with the character he plays on the eponymous Louie, his semi-fictional FX …

British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies

Thursday, May 1, 2014

London — Bob Hoskins never lost his Cockney accent, even as he became a global star who charmed and alarmed audiences in a vast range of roles. Short and bald, with a face he once compared to “a …