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Movie review: Stretched thin, live-action ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t achieve liftoff

Movie review: Stretched thin, live-action ‘Dumbo’ doesn’t achieve liftoff

Katie Walsh

March 26, 2019

(TNS) Disney’s 1941 animated feature “Dumbo,” about the little circus elephant who could fly, left some deep emotional wounds. It’s one of Disney’s most devastating films. But it was also aesthetically daring, almost avant-garde, and ahead of its time, rich with intense pathos and visual in...

Howie Mandel makes 26 cases for return of ‘Deal or No Deal’

Howie Mandel makes 26 cases for return of ‘Deal or No Deal’

December 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES — CNBC executives have said “deal” to bringing back the television game show “Deal or No Deal.” Almost 10 years since the competition program hosted by Howie Mandel went off the air, new episodes will air on the cable channel. The new order, which includes 30 one-hour episodes taped...

Thanksgiving TV: What to watch

Thanksgiving TV: What to watch

November 20, 2018

Could the secret word be “Thanksgiving”? Because Thursday delivers a 24-hour marathon of colorful ’80s cult fave “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” (6 a.m.-Friday 6 a.m., IFC) — be sure to scream when our kids-show host says the secret word! Check out dozens more holiday viewing options below. (All shows ...

8 TV shows you’re going to want to watch in November

8 TV shows you’re going to want to watch in November

October 30, 2018

November should keep you happily glued to whatever screen you’re normally glued to. There is much to see and savor, beginning with: WATERGATE (History, Nov. 2-4, 9 p.m.) Three nights, six hours, and perhaps more than you’ll ever want to know about the Watergate break-in and aftermath. But besides being...

‘Family Guy’ episode to feature President Trump victimizing Meg

‘Family Guy’ episode to feature President Trump victimizing Meg

October 2, 2018

An upcoming episode of “Family Guy” features President Trump engaging in what sounds like a vile encounter with Meg, the sitcom’s writers revealed. The two-part episode centers on Peter Griffin getting a new job as a newscaster, which leads to him being hired as Trump’s press secretary after ...

HBO ties Netflix for most Emmy wins, 23, on the strength of ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO ties Netflix for most Emmy wins, 23, on the strength of ‘Game of Thrones’

September 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES — It was a nail-biter until the last award was won. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” captured the top honors in drama and comedy at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, while a tie between HBO and Netflix for most wins demonstrated ju...

Kate Gosselin to search for love on new series ‘Kate Plus Date’

Kate Gosselin to search for love on new series ‘Kate Plus Date’

August 1, 2018

Oh great, more from “Kate Plus 8.” Kate Gosselin is set to star on a new TLC reality series, “Kate Plus Date,” that centers on her search to find love eight years after her divorce, People reported. “I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I’m forcing myself to do this,” Gosselin told the magazi...

Williams-Paisley makes a strong case for ‘Darrow & Darrow’

Williams-Paisley makes a strong case for ‘Darrow & Darrow’

July 23, 2018

Kimberly Williams-Paisley weighed all the evidence, talked to all the pertinent people and finally passed judgment. She ruled in favor of playing legal eagle and master mom Claire Darrow again in the Hallmark Movie and Mysteries movie “Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder.” The cable production, whi...

Fox renews ‘Empire’ for a fifth season

Fox renews ‘Empire’ for a fifth season

July 9, 2018

“Empire” is returning for a fifth season, Fox announced Wednesday. The popular drama, created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, is one of the season’s top broadcast dramas among adults ages 18-to-49, Fox said. Its fourth season, which has four episodes remaining, had the second-largest audienc...

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

July 6, 2018

Can we please talk about film review spoilers without spoiling anything for anybody? Can we respect even the most spoiler-sensitive wishes on this one? We can do that. Can’t we? I’m bad. Already I’m having a hard time playing this one straight. It’s all I can do to ROSEBUD IS THE SLED refrain...

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

July 3, 2018

It’s been five months since a documentary sparked a national conversation on the polarizing “Simpsons” character Apu, and the long-running Fox sitcom has finally addressed the controversy — though not all are impressed. Comedian Hari Kondabolu premiered in November “The Problem with Apu,” a...

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ to return for a third season

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ to return for a third season

June 27, 2018

Just a few weeks after its return, HBO has renewed its futuristic theme-park drama “Westworld” for a third season. The series explores Westworld, a Wild West-themed amusement park where artificial consciousness is a reality, giving life to mechanical beings. Hosts in the park live repeated narrative...

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