May 29, 1993 |
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.
September 13, 2011 |
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.
October 28, 2010 |
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.
July 31, 2010 |
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.
September 24, 1990 |
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.
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.
July 14, 1995 |
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.
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)
February 16, 1996 |
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.
May 22, 2016 |
Preacher 10 p.m. Sunday on AMC