Category Archives: Television

The Metropolitan Opera is Streaming a Different Opera Every Night

During this unprecedented ban on gatherings, New York’s Metropolitan Opera is streaming encores of their “Live in HD” series on its website nightly. The streams start at 4:30pm PST and are available for 20 hours. Tonight’s opera is my absolute … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spookshows for Shut-Ins

“Come to Daddy” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Neurotic LA hipster Elijah Wood travels to Oregon at the behest of his long-absent father (the great Canadian character actor Stephen McHattie), but the visit quickly turns from awkward to terrifying when various … Continue reading

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Streaming Now for the Future! Generic Cinema High and Low Then and Now

Written by Joe Carducci You can’t watch everything.  Back when everyone was talking about all the great cable television shows they loved, I was finishing up research for my book on stuntmen and acting, and watching nothing but silent films, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Power Couples

“Ford v Ferrari” (2019, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Racer turned automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) is pressed by Ford to create a car powerful enough to defeat the Ferrari racing team at the 1966 Le Mans race, but … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology (and New Discoveries)

“The Twilight Zone (2019): Season One” (2019, CBS DVD/Paramount Home Video) The middle ground between light and shadow gets another revamp, this time from “Us” director Jordan Peele. The ten episodes in its debut season for the CBS All Access … Continue reading

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Holy Hollywood! ‘Burt Ward’ Gets a Star on the Walk of Fame!

Last Thursday, January 9, 2020, Burt Ward, who played Robin on the television series, Batman, joined his co-star Adam West on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fact, their two stars are paired up in front of The Guinness World of … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More New and Notable (Award Bait Edition)

“Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” (2019, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) Everything you really need to know about Quentin Tarantino‘s reality-bending Hollywood drama can be found here in Elise’s write-up, so I will simply add: the Bruce Lee scene and … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration in Black and White

“Every time.” Behind me and to my left, in the darkened theater, a voice says these words aloud. Remarking on the gut-wrenching exasperation and hopelessness of the infamous ending to Rod Serling’s masterful 1959 episode “Time Enough at Last,” one … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Crime Wave 2019 (Noirvember Edition)

“The Set-Up” (1949, Warner Archives Collection) Hoping for a comeback, worn-out fighter Robert Ryan accepts a match against a younger, tougher opponent (pro boxer Hal Fieberling), unaware that his manager (George Tobias) has assured local hood Alan Baxter that Ryan … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Merv Griffin

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