How the revival of the classic sci-fi series kept what always worked while adding more oomph
Type: Post | Date: Friday, Nov 22, 2013
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009
Unabashedly sentimental, this war film was produced by David Putnam in partnership with Catherine Wyler, whose father William Wyler directed an acclaimed documentary about the real-life events depicted in the film. The ensemble cast is composed of ten young actors portraying the crew of the World War II B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle," anticipating their 25th and last mission before they will be able to go home. Having won fame with their exemplary war record and amazing lack of casualties, they expect their final assignment to be a cakewalk, but instead they are ordered to bomb Bremen, a heavily defended German city that will mean almost certain loss of life. Led by their experienced captain, Dennis Dearborn (Matthew Modine), the crew shoulders its responsibility despite mounting fears, while their commanding officer (David Strathairn) and a public relations specialist (John Lithgow) wait anxiously for their return. Aboard the bomber, there's friction between Dearborn and his disgruntled co-pilot Luke Sinclair (Tate Donovan), and between medical officer Val Kozlowski (Billy Zane) and the rest of the crew when it's learned that Val lied about his qualifications. Despite impressive technical credits and a popular Generation-X cast, Memphis Belle (1990) was a box-office disappointment, its enthusiastic patriotism considered a throwback to a bygone era of filmmaking. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide
Type: Event | Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
A one-hour retrospective and hour-long finale mark the end of the series.
Type: Event | Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
The series finale looms ever more close.
Type: Event | Date: Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
There are just about a half-dozen episodes left of this series and Roseanne is on tonight.
Type: Event | Date: Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
David Wallace and Mose are on tonight (plus, we get a full hour of newness).
Type: Event | Date: Thursday, Dec 6, 2012
Celebrate the holidays with a Schrute German Christmas.
Type: Event | Date: Thursday, Nov 8, 2012
This week we see the return of Josh Groban and Jack Coleman.
Type: Event | Date: Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
The venerable comedy series starts its final season.
Type: Event | Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Closing time (for this season).