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August 30, 2019
Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene.IFC Films

Video review: A moving 'Mary Magdalene'

A moving ‘Mary Magdalene’ In “Mary Magdalene” (R; ⋆⋆⋆), Rooney Mara as Mary flees the marriage her family has arranged for her, finding a…
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August 30, 2019
Nathalie Emmanuel voices Deet in “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 1-5 -- 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,' 'The Secret Life of Cheerleaders,' 'Farmsteaders'

Great Muppet caper It’s more than a little unsettling watching Muppets make out and torture each other in “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,”…
TV & Media
August 30, 2019
Claude Riedel is a Minneapolis artist known internationally for crafting Ner Tamids — the beautiful “eternal lights” that hang in Jewish synagog

A strange phone call leads to a Minneapolis Jewish artist's brush with fame — and zombies

Claude Riedel's glasswork plays a starring role in Sunday's episode of "Fear the Walking Dead" on AMC.
TV & Media
August 30, 2019
Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Aug. 31-Sept. 1:'Can You Forgive Me?,' 'Styling Hollywood,' Hall & Oates

Bittersweet Melissa Melissa McCarthy has had her fair share of bombs since breaking through in “Bridesmaids,” but 2018’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” reminds us…
TV & Media
August 30, 2019
The Nolan family farm on “Farmsteaders.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Sept. 2 – 'Archie Bunker's Place,' 'The Secret Life of Cheerleaders,' 'Farmsteaders'

Happy hours Fans of “All in the Family” may grumble about “Archie Bunker’s Place,” but the spinoff did manage to stay on the air…
TV & Media
August 30, 2019
Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne in “Carnival Row.”

Delevingne is a model faerie in 'Carnival Row'

Fantasy series was a natural for the former model of the year.
TV & Media
August 29, 2019
Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne in “Carnival Row.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Aug. 30-Sept. 1: 'The Dark Crystal,' 'Big Family: Bluegrass Music,' 'Maigret,' 'Carnival Row'

Top of the world Those eagerly anticipating Ken Burns’ upcoming opus on “Country Music” get a proper warmup act with “Big Family: The Story of…
TV & Media
August 28, 2019
Austyn Tester in the documentary “Jawline.”	Hulu

TV picks for Aug. 29: "Growing Up Hip Hop: New York,' 'Jawline,' '#IMomSoHardLive'

Almost famous Austyn Tester is on the verge of becoming a celebrity in the fascinating new documentary “Jawline,” even though the only real talent he…
TV & Media
August 28, 2019

Nielsen ratings for Aug. 19-25: 'Talent' carries top 2 positions

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Aug. 19-25 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…
Variety
August 27, 2019
Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle questions Michael Jackson's accusers in new comedy special

Provocative comic takes aim at "celebrity hunting season."
TV & Media
August 27, 2019
A week-old Africa elephant, Safina, falls over in the mud on “Animal Babies.”

TV picks for Aug. 28: 'Jay Leno's Garage,' 'Animal Babies: First Year on Earth'

Baby love The next best thing to a summer afternoon at the petting zoo may be “Animal Babies: First Year on Earth,” a docuseries…
TV & Media
August 26, 2019

TV talk-show highlights Aug. 27

Afternoon1 p.m.Rachael Ray Dr. Ian Smith, Dr. Pimple Popper, a stew with bacon and butternut squash. (KARE, Ch. 11)3 p.m.Jerry Springer Woman upset…
TV & Media
August 26, 2019
Dave Chappelle will appear in “Sticks & Stones” on Netflix.

TV picks for Aug. 27: Dave Chappelle, 'Stay or Sell,' 'Devil You Know'

American treasure"Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones," his fifth special for Netflix, won't be as unpredictable or expansive as some of his pop-up performances in…
TV & Media
August 25, 2019
Annie Potts, Dixie Carter, Jean Smart and Delta Burke in “Designing Women,” which premiered in 1986.

TV picks for Aug. 26: 'Designing Women,' 'Leah Remini,' Lizzo

Losing my religion"Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" concludes its award-winning run with a two-hour special that features its host taking questions from a…
TV & Media
August 23, 2019

TV picks for Aug. 24-25: 'Hitsville: The Making of Motown,' 'Lifetime of Sundays,' Alice Wetterlund

Signed, sealed, deliveredAnother documentary about the Motown legacy could come across like a broken record, but the soundtrack to "Hitsville: The Making of Motown" is…
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August 23, 2019
Taron Egerton as Elton John in “Rocketman.”

Video review: 'Rocketman' offers a real trip

'Rocketman' offers a real tripWhen director Dexter Fletcher said he was going from the Queen story "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the Elton John bioflick "Rocketman"…
TV & Media
August 22, 2019
Heather and Brad Fox on HGTV’s “Stay or Sell.”

TV picks for Aug. 28: 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida,' 'Stay or Sell,' 'Animal Babies'

Million-dollar pyramid “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” a dramedy about a 1990s Ponzi scheme outside Orlando, would be sinful fun but the…
TV & Media
August 22, 2019
Halston, right, and Studio 54 habitués Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol in 1978.

TV picks for Aug. 23-25: 'Halston,' '13 Reasons Why,' 'Central Florida,' 'Ballers'

New curriculum The young-adult drama “13 Reasons Why” attracted lots of controversy in its first two seasons by focusing on a suicide-ain’t-painless story line.…
TV & Media
August 21, 2019

TV picks for Aug. 22: 'Baskets,' 'Hyperdrive,' 'The Flay List'

The race is on The competition series “Hyperdrive” is auto racing’s answer to “American Ninja Warrior.” Car nuts will dig watching amateur drivers tackle the…
TV & Media
August 21, 2019
Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. in “Avengers: Endgame.”

Nielsen ratings for Aug. 12-18: 'Talent' takes top 2 spots

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Aug. 12-18 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according to…

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