May 16, 2014 |
"GOD'S POCKET" is adapted from the book of the same name by former Daily News columnist Pete Dexter, and arrives 30 years after events that inspired the story. Which involved Dexter getting beaten half to death by a group of folks who didn't care for one of his columns - an incident inscribed in newspaper lore, in the legend of Dexter, in the city's own reputation for fight-town toughness. Randall "Tex" Cobb, who accompanied Dexter on that night, and himself sustained a broken arm, later remarked that in Philadelphia "even the drunks punch in combination.
March 2, 2014 |
Chloë Sevigny, who had a memorable turn as a transsexual contract killer in British TV writer Paul Abbott's Hit & Miss , continues to court the quirky with Those Who Kill , a reimagining of the Danish crime drama from X-Files and Millennium writer Glen Morgan. It's potable, for sure, though not exactly vintage stuff. Premiering Monday on A&E, Those Who Kill pretty much lifts its story lines from the Danish hit, but it has a much more perverse take on its main characters.
December 15, 2013 |
Dexter, a purebred Australian cattle dog, gnawed on a stuffed animal until he found the sweet spot that made the toy squeak. "They love that squeaker," Marianne Ahern said this month as Dexter and two other four-legged creatures played with the squeaky item at her half-acre house near Langhorne, Bucks County. The toy was originally a Beanie Baby that would have ended up in a landfill, but Ahern reclaimed it, cleaned it, and converted it into a Glad Dogs Nation product. "I see this as my retirement business," said Ahern, 57, president and founder of Glad Dogs Nation.
September 20, 2013 |
* DEXTER. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. * BREAKING BAD. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. * CHARLIE ROSE: THE WEEK. 5 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. EVEN IF you wanted to, there's no escaping Charlie Rose. His latest PBS show, "Charlie Rose: The Week," only serves to underline how busy the 71-year-old newsman is, since it often showcases work he's done at his other jobs, including his long-running late-night PBS show, "Charlie Rose," his "CBS This Morning" hosting gig and, of course, CBS' "60 Minutes.
June 16, 2013 |
It was the great philosopher Justin Bieber who said, "never say never," and boy, that kid knew what he was talking about. Because lately I find myself doing things I never thought I'd do. Things I'd read about other people doing and thought to myself, I may do a lot of things, but I'll never do that. It started three weeks ago, when I was looking for something to watch on TV and nothing was on, so I defaulted to On Demand. I'm a big fan of On Demand, mostly because I'm not the demanding type and it's training me to assert myself.
May 17, 2013 |
This week's new DVD releases range from the odd to the odder. Cloud Atlas, Grade B : Events and actions in one time period have an effect on past and future eras. Tom Hanks stars. Not since 2001: A Space Odyssey has a film come along that's such a marvel of moviemaking and a frustrating test of comprehension as Cloud Atlas . The latest work by Andy and Lana Wachowski, the minds behind The Matrix , reimagines the art of moviemaking by creating a product that finds cohesion in confusion, distinction in disorder and symmetry in asymmetry.
March 22, 2013 |
When Dexter Strickland was trying to decide on a college, he knew he could always count on his friends from Villanova to give him the good word about the Wildcats. If it wasn't Maalik Wayns, it was Dominic Cheek, two players who would commit to Villanova's incoming freshman Class of 2009. There also was 2007 Villanova commit Corey Fisher, a high school teammate of Strickland's at St. Patrick in Elizabeth, N.J. "They did a lot," Strickland said Tuesday. "They kept talking about it each and every day. Me and Maalik were very close.
December 14, 2012
* DEXTER. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. SEVEN SEASONS in, the man who plays Dexter Morgan still manages to maintain what seems like a healthy distance from TV's most sympathetic serial killer. So as Showtime's "Dexter" Sunday wraps up what's expected to be its next-to-last season, Michael C. Hall, for one, is not buying the idea that love, loss and fatherhood - and the forced sharing of Dexter's secret with his sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) - have all necessarily made the character a more reliable narrator.
December 11, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Dexter's social calendar this holiday season is chock-full of travel plans, party invites, new clothes, special meals and trips to see Santa Claus. Highlights for the 3-year-old cocker spaniel and his owner Carol Bryant, of Forty Fort, Pa., include a couple of car trips to look at light displays. A friend drives so Bryant can hold Dexter in the passenger seat as they drive by the lighted homes. "He especially likes the animation and wags his tail," she said. Like a lot of pet owners, Bryant makes her holiday plans around her dog. Bryant, the editorial, social media and public relations director for Fido Friendly Magazine, takes photos galore of Dexter in his holiday finest and uses them on Facebook, Twitter, her blog, and in e-mails to friends and Christmas cards.
November 19, 2011 |
In case you were wondering, the holiday season began on TV more than two weeks ago when that adorable little elf Justin Bieber sang "Fa La La," a song from his Christmas album, on Dancing With the Stars . That was the first flake. Here comes the blizzard. If you're not running amok through Best Buy on Black Friday, you can stay home and watch Jingle All the Way or The Elf on a Shelf . The week after that, the Rock Center tree gets lit in prime time (Please be my Santa, Al Roker)