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March 9, 2012
* GAME CHANGE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, HBO. * THE UNDEFEATED. 8 p.m. Sunday, ReelzChannel. Bottom line: The striving-for-balance "Game Change" is probably most interesting when its subject briefly appears to have lost hers, but Julianne Moore's portrayal of Sarah Palin at her charismatic best also offers some genuine goose-bump moments, the kind that might even cross party lines. Too bad those same moments are often overwhelmed by the cheerleading in the relentlessly pro-Palin documentary "The Undefeated.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
TV Review Game Change 9 p.m. Saturday on HBO. In the political docudrama Game Change , Sarah Palin is dealing with the whirlwind of being named John McCain's running mate in 2008 with unearthly assurance. Until, that is, she sees Tina Fey spoofing her on Saturday Night Live . Seeing herself held up as an object of ridicule on national TV plunges the Game Change Palin into a bitter spiral of withdrawal and anger. Thanks a lot, Tina! The real-life Palin, now a commentator for Fox News, has already expressed her ire with this HBO film.
NEWS
February 24, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sarah Palin 's admirers are lashing out against HBO's Game Change , a political drama about the 2008 presidential campaign, saying it is a biased and malicious smear of the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate. The film, which stars Julianne Moore as Palin, is an adaptation of the book by journos Mark Halperin and John Heilemann , which already has drawn fire from Palin's camp. Trailers for the film show Palin, who ran for veep on John McCain 's ticket, as a whiner who complains about her advisers and mumbles that she misses her kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2015 | Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff Writer
Director Jay Roach is the man behind two wildly popular comedy franchises, "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Parents," but over the past few years he's turned his lens on more serious issues with a political backdrop. In HBO's "Recount," he looked at the 2000 presidential election and the decisions in Florida that led to the election of George W. Bush. In "Game Change," also for HBO, it was the choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain's 2008 running mate. Now, in "Trumbo," opening today in theaters, he tells the story of famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo ("Roman Holiday," "Spartacus")
NEWS
January 17, 2016
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth. Game Change writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann cover the 2016 presidential race in this weekly show. 8 p.m. Sunday on Showtime. War and Peace. Leo Tolstoy's great novel done by Lifetime, you say? It's not as bad as it sounds. Paul Dano ( Love and Mercy ) leads a cast that boils down the Russian saga to its most exciting bits (think romance, death) without the bothersome moralizing. 9 p.m. Monday on Lifetime. Baskets . Zach Galifianakis could have kept doing middling movie comedies ( The Campaign , anyone?
NEWS
January 17, 2016
* BILLIONS. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Damian Lewis plays a hedge-fund billionaire and Paul Giamatti the U.S. attorney who has him in his sights in a high-testosterone cat-and-mouse game where the two switch places regularly. * ANGIE TRIBECA. 9 p.m. Sunday, TBS. Produced by Steve Carell and his wife, Nancy Carell, this manic cop-show spoof stars Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation") as an L.A. police detective. The 10-episode first season will be run (and rerun) in a 25-hour, commercial-free marathon before 10 more episodes begin rolling out Jan. 25, once a week at 9:30 Mondays.
NEWS
March 9, 2012 | By Michael Smerconish
When authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann published Game Change in 2010, they proved that, despite an unprecedented level of coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign, there was much of the story remaining to be told. At the time, Halperin told me this was because "people aren't going to cooperate at the level we had during the campaign, when too much was at stake. " Instead, he said, "the key was to talk to sources immediately after the nomination fight and immediately when the election was over.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, Television Critic
Judy Woodruff said she hasn't done the math, but by my count, the coanchor of PBS's NewsHour is about to cover her 20th and 21st national political conventions. She still sounds excited, maybe even as excited as James Villalobos and Arlene Santana . They are gearing up for their first, after being chosen in a national talent search by Latino-focused Fuse TV to "Crash the Parties" as millennial correspondents at the Republican and Democratic conventions. There hasn't been a contested convention for a major party since Gerald Ford beat back a challenge from Ronald Reagan in 1976 , but these made-for-TV events still have the potential to make news - and maybe more so this year, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton getting ready to claim the nominations of their not exactly united parties.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | BY ELLEN GRAY, Daily News Television Critic
EVEN IF ABC's "Modern Family" hadn't walked off with its third Emmy in a row for outstanding comedy Sunday night, ABC's Emmycast would have made sure we knew that the show existed. In fact, a tiny bit less promotion for the already wildly popular comedy, which also picked up an Emmy for directing and for actors Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet, might've opened up a few seconds here and there for some other deserving winners to finish their acceptance speeches. Including, say, "Homeland" creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, whose show about a long-missing Marine who returns home with a secret agenda - and of the bipolar CIA agent who's the only one who suspects him - took home the Emmy for outstanding drama, with statuettes also going to its two stars, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes.
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Ruth "Kay" Castaldo, 67, an opera director whose imaginative ways helped define the genre during a key period in Philadelphia, died Monday, Aug. 1, in Edgewood, N.M., after battling a brain tumor, her agent said. Kay Walker Castaldo, as she was professionally known, directed productions for Opera Company of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Opera, Teatro Colón, and New York City Opera. Since 2012, she had been associate professor at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, Television Critic
Judy Woodruff said she hasn't done the math, but by my count, the coanchor of PBS's NewsHour is about to cover her 20th and 21st national political conventions. She still sounds excited, maybe even as excited as James Villalobos and Arlene Santana . They are gearing up for their first, after being chosen in a national talent search by Latino-focused Fuse TV to "Crash the Parties" as millennial correspondents at the Republican and Democratic conventions. There hasn't been a contested convention for a major party since Gerald Ford beat back a challenge from Ronald Reagan in 1976 , but these made-for-TV events still have the potential to make news - and maybe more so this year, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton getting ready to claim the nominations of their not exactly united parties.
NEWS
January 17, 2016
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth. Game Change writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann cover the 2016 presidential race in this weekly show. 8 p.m. Sunday on Showtime. War and Peace. Leo Tolstoy's great novel done by Lifetime, you say? It's not as bad as it sounds. Paul Dano ( Love and Mercy ) leads a cast that boils down the Russian saga to its most exciting bits (think romance, death) without the bothersome moralizing. 9 p.m. Monday on Lifetime. Baskets . Zach Galifianakis could have kept doing middling movie comedies ( The Campaign , anyone?
NEWS
January 17, 2016
* BILLIONS. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. Damian Lewis plays a hedge-fund billionaire and Paul Giamatti the U.S. attorney who has him in his sights in a high-testosterone cat-and-mouse game where the two switch places regularly. * ANGIE TRIBECA. 9 p.m. Sunday, TBS. Produced by Steve Carell and his wife, Nancy Carell, this manic cop-show spoof stars Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation") as an L.A. police detective. The 10-episode first season will be run (and rerun) in a 25-hour, commercial-free marathon before 10 more episodes begin rolling out Jan. 25, once a week at 9:30 Mondays.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2015 | Howard Gensler, Daily News Staff Writer
Director Jay Roach is the man behind two wildly popular comedy franchises, "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Parents," but over the past few years he's turned his lens on more serious issues with a political backdrop. In HBO's "Recount," he looked at the 2000 presidential election and the decisions in Florida that led to the election of George W. Bush. In "Game Change," also for HBO, it was the choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain's 2008 running mate. Now, in "Trumbo," opening today in theaters, he tells the story of famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo ("Roman Holiday," "Spartacus")
SPORTS
October 22, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Columnist
THE PLAY that turned the game looked really improbable, like, "How'd he do that?" to the naked eye. Slowing down the replay still didn't make it ordinary. The Eagles trailed, 7-0, and it was about to get worse, Giants' first-and-10 at the Eagles' 23. Giants tight end Larry Donnell, the game-winning-touchdown-catch hero of his team's thrilling victory over the 49ers the previous week, had both strong hands around the Eli Manning pass, and he seemed to have Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans boxed out. Ryans was trying to reach in, over Donnell's left shoulder.
SPORTS
July 15, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
First of three parts THE MOST encouraging thing to come out of Andy MacPhail's introductory news conference as the Phillies' president-in-waiting was his admission that his three-year absence from the game is an obstacle that he will need to surmount in order to build a front office capable of creating sustainable success. Such self-awareness offers some hope that the longtime executive will emerge from his three-month transitional period having realized that the business of baseball has changed dramatically since he last inhabited a major league front office.
NEWS
June 8, 2015 | By Paul Jablow, For The Inquirer
When Stephen Weber saw an ad seeking participants to help determine whether online games could improve brain function, it was, well, a no-brainer. The Drexel senior would get paid for what sounded to him like playing Nintendo. Maybe it could even help him remedy his weakness in math, he thought. So he signed up for a University of Pennsylvania study on "the effects of Lumosity on brain activity and decision-making behavior. " There's much more at stake here than the fortunes of an industry whose revenue is expected to hit $6 billion a year by 2020.
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April 20, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
When it comes to repairing pulled abdominal muscles or aching abductors, William Meyers is the go-to guy. The 65-year-old surgeon is the founder of the Vincera Institute at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, where marquee athletic stars and weekend warriors travel from across the country to fix core and hip injuries. The rehabbed USO building houses services from diagnosis to imaging to rehabilitation. Since the 1980s, Meyers has performed some 20,000 operations on core muscles for the famous and the not so famous, about 700 over the last year alone.
SPORTS
June 28, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
YOU HAVE TO LOVE a 21st Century player's ode to ABA hairstyles. Nerlens Noel, however, really would not have played well in the ABA where offense ruled. The freshman from Kentucky is a one-tool player whose tool changes games. If you are looking for a highly skilled big man like last year's Kentucky freshman star Anthony Davis, stop looking. Noel's offense is grabbing a missed shot and stuffing it. Or beating everybody down the floor and dunking it. He arrived in college with a limited offensive game and leaves the same way. The three best skills in college basketball last season were Ben McLemore's pure shot, Victor Oladipo's athleticism and Noel's defense.
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