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May 29, 1993 | By Sam Wood, FOR THE INQUIRER
To each generation its poets. For that sliver of a generation sandwiched between baby boomers and Generation X'ers - outside of the luxuriant lyricism of Dylan and Springsteen and the brutal provocations of punk and rap - there's Mark Eitzel and the American Music Club. Looking like low-budget extras in Reservoir Dogs, the San Francisco band played the 23 East Cabaret in Ardmore on Thursday night. And with a rich tapestry of sound that wove mournful pedal-steel and acoustic guitars with surging electric rock, it delivered a set that was nothing less than spellbinding.
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September 13, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Mary Fickett, who played compassionate nurse Ruth Martin on ABC's "All My Children," has died at age 83. The veteran daytime drama star died Thursday at her home in Virginia, the network said. Fickett was an original cast member of "All My Children," which premiered in 1970, and for decades she appeared alongside Ray MacDonnell, who played her on-screen husband, Dr. Joe Martin, in the fictional town of Pine Valley, Pa. She retired from the show in 2000. In 1973, she became the first performer to receive an Emmy for work on a daytime soap opera.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2010 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
THE WALKING DEAD. 10 p.m. tomorrow, AMC. AMC has become the TV home for tales of a lone man in the midst of personal turmoil, from "Mad Men"'s crisis-challenged Don Draper to "Breaking Bad's" cancer-stricken meth dealer Walter White to "Rubicon's" perma-paranoid Will Travers. But none of these guys battle zombies. AMC's newest foray into original programming is "The Walking Dead," based on the Image comic created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. And viewers beware: This is a new breed of horror television.
NEWS
July 31, 2010 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
AMC's Rubicon : Lots of puzzles wrapped in who-knows-what-enigmas, with sparing doses of mayhem, suspense, and character. The once-blessed AMC cable channel adds to its stable of two stunning series ( Mad Men and Breaking Bad ) with a giant conspiracy show that will dilute the brand. But that was pretty much inevitable. MM and BB may be grand-slam home runs, but even Ty Cobb struck out occasionally. Rubicon , premiering Sunday with two episodes from 8 to 10 p.m., is no strikeout.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1990 | By Yardene Arar, Los Angeles Daily News
One of the vastly underrated joys of cable TV is a programming service that offers no news, no sports, no original movies, no music videos, only one old TV series, the occasional documentary and, best of all, no ads. For the bulk of its 104 1/2-hour broadcast week, American Movie Classics is just what the name suggests - all movies, all oldies, all the time. Not that movies are all that difficult to find on TV, especially if your budget permits the luxury of premium services like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Disney, Bravo or the Movie Channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012
* THE WALKING DEAD. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. * COMIC BOOK MEN. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC. IN THE AGE of the DVR, caring about audience flow is supposed to be, well, so 2007. We record what we want, we watch when we can. AMC must not have gotten the memo, because starting Sunday it's following the return of "The Walking Dead" with the premiere of Kevin Smith's "Comic Book Men. " It might look like a match made in geek heaven, but it's more than the pairing of a show based on a comic book series with one about the people who buy, sell and obsess about comics.
NEWS
July 14, 1995 | By Monique El-Faizy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Township and school district officials have confirmed that representatives from American Multi-Cinema Inc. are interested in building a movie theater complex on property owned by the district. "There's been a contact made with the school district at this point," said district solicitor Charles Potash. "There would appear to be something in the nature of a proposal. " Township commissioner Eric Kretschman confirmed that AMC is considering building a 24-screen movie theater on Morrison Tract, 20 acres behind Abington High School at Easton Road and Charles Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2010
SO MUCH television, so little time: Even if zombies didn't already make me nervous - when you're a TV critic, you don't need anything else nibbling away at your brain - the ratings for Sunday's premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead" would probably have caused a slight shudder. I don't begrudge AMC a single one of the 5.3 million viewers who tuned in for Frank Durabont's smart but grisly adaptation of the Robert Kirkman comic-book series, which really begins to get interesting (for me, at least)
NEWS
February 16, 1996 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Carrie Rickey contributed to this article
The Bryn Mawr Theater, which has served Main Line moviegoers for 70 years, will shut down for at least two weeks while a new organization takes over operations. The AMC chain, which has run the theater since 1987, will not renew its lease at the end of the month. Several industry sources say United Artists Theater Circuit, which runs the Wynnewood and Ardmore Theaters, intends to take over the Bryn Mawr. UA has announced plans for a six-screen theater complex in Manayunk, just across the Schuylkill from the Main Line.
NEWS
April 3, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
April in the land of television. No holiday tables, but a couple of chestnuts and way too much programming for any single person to keep up with. For a long, long time, most of the new shows came in September, when the days grew short. "Aha," said the cable channels, "we'll counterprogram in the charm of spring, when there's nothing new. " And then there was something new: a TV logjam of monumental proportions. Hot on the heels of Starz's lusty Camelot , which premiered Friday, come three more new big-deal productions on Sunday, all the kind of "event" television that TV execs are constantly touting.
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June 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
I think we can all agree that Siri, the iPhone's voice-activated helper, doesn't count as a person, even though it sometimes tells a joke. (Ask it to marry you.) What about Pepper, the humanoid robot that sold out within a minute Saturday in Japan? It's designed to read your face and voice and react to your various emotional states. But is it worthy of the same respect as your neighbors? Or your dog? These are some of the questions AMC's Humans will no doubt inspire. A charming, exciting, and impeccably written sci-fi drama for grown-ups co-produced by AMC and Britain's Channel 4, it premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday.
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June 26, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* HUMANS. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. ROBOTS are such a sci-fi staple that it might seem as if there's nothing left to say on the subject, at least until Roomba comes out with a vacuum cleaner that looks like a supermodel and wants to talk about its feelings. Yet, there has to be a reason we keep making - and watching - movies and TV shows about robots, and AMC's new "Humans" has a few ideas about that that go beyond Stephen Hawking's fear that artificial intelligence may eventually decide to destroy us. An eight-episode British-American remake of a Swedish show, "Humans," which premieres Sunday, takes place in what the network refers to as a "parallel present.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
AMC's computer-industry period drama, Halt and Catch Fire , returns for its second season at 10 p.m. Sunday a fresher, better, stronger series. Viewers who missed it last year may want to give the drama - and its handsome cast led by Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, and Kerry Bishé - another chance. In its first season, Halt tried to capitalize on the public's fascination with the birth of the PC era and the geniuses who created it, men such as Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Bill Gates.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He has committed murder, betrayed men who counted him as a friend, even burned down his own house. There seems very little Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), wouldn't do to serve the Patriot cause. Played with great control, impressive nuance and wit by Bell, Abe is the hero of Turn: Washington's Spies, AMC's spy thriller about the American Revolution, which returns for its second season with a feature-length installment at 9 p.m. on Monday. Abe's greatest sin, however, is to embark on a career despised by all men of breeding as illegitimate, dishonorable and sleazy: espionage.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* PENN & TELLER: FOOL US. 8 tonight, CW57. * THE DIVIDE. 9 tonight, WE tv.   BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Getting Teller to talk wasn't hard, once I got past the people hurrying him to his next appointment after a brief performance for the Television Critics Association earlier this month. "She's from my hometown!" the professionally silent half of Penn & Teller told them as we walked and talked about the magician duo's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," which makes its U.S. debut on the CW tonight.
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* HALT AND CATCH FIRE. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC. * CROSSBONES. 10 tonight, NBC10.   CAN FANS of "Mad Men," who only a few weeks ago saw a man driven mad by a '60s behemoth of a computer, find happiness in the 1980s with a band of revolutionaries trying to clone the IBM PC? AMC hopes so. The speeding sports car that hits an armadillo in the opening moments of Sunday's premiere suggests that the writers of "Halt and Catch Fire" may also like to signal their intentions metaphorically - at least it's not a big blue armadillo - and Lee Pace, as Joe MacMillan, a former IBM sales exec determined to exploit a weakness in his old company's new weapon, exudes a Don Draper-like confidence that may or may not mask something more disturbing and/or interesting.
NEWS
April 4, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* TURN. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. * SILICON VALLEY. 10 p.m. Sunday, HBO. * VEEP. 10:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO.   AMC, fresh off another record-breaking season finale of "The Walking Dead" and a week away from the Season 7 launch of "Mad Men," splits the considerable difference between zombies and '60s admen on Sunday with "Turn," a historical drama about a group of men and women who spied for George Washington during the Revolutionary War....
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
This is what passes for a crisis in the lives of TV critics: Each year about this time (well, except for the terrible Mad Men drought of 2011 - about which the less said the better), they're sent a disc with the first few hours of the new Mad Men season. The problem is that it invariably arrives with a note from the show's haughty creator, Matt Weiner, spelling out the details and plot points he strongly requests not be revealed. There follows an inventory of taboo subjects longer than the packing list for your kids' summer camp.
NEWS
April 5, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* MAD MEN. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. Returns to 10 p.m. April 14. TIMES CHANGE, people mostly don't. Especially on "Mad Men. " Which is why it doesn't matter that Matthew Weiner, creator of AMC's set-in-the-'60s series, is again asking critics not to mention what year it is when the show returns Sunday for its sixth season. Several other things are being withheld, some of which matter even less, except to make the writing of reviews more awkward than usual. But I've no problem letting fans do their own Google searches to fix ad man Don Draper (Jon Hamm)
NEWS
April 1, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
The Danish are apparently a patient, good-natured people. You can take them through a lengthy, twisty mystery like Forbrydelsen (the TV series from which AMC's The Killing was adapted) and at the very end reveal nothing. In Denmark, they sit back, laugh jovially, and say, "Oh, you got me good that time, Magnus. I didn't see that one not coming. " Here in America, we're more demanding. When the catchphrase and advertising slogan of your series is "Who killed Rosie Larsen?", at the end of 12 moody, rain-drenched hours we firmly expect to know the identity of the culprit.
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