Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
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Bad taste ... good TV -- perfect together? In some incongruous, nearly inconceivable ways ... yes. Take the case of Keith Olbermann, the smug sportsman of a broadcaster whose "Countdown" doesn't count for much ratings-wise on MSNBC when you factor in the competition over at Fox News, Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor," on at the same 8 p.m. nightly spot...
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Carlton-Kaplan: 'Y&R' explores dashing Don Diamont's many facets
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"The Young and the ... Religious"? CBS's number-one-rated daytime soap "The Young & the Restless" has gotten a jolt of Judaism, and, ya know, the super soap cleans up nice. With all its typically twisted plots, is it any wonder "Y&R" should script one that reads from right to left? In a storyline just revealed, Brad Carlton, the hunk of...
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He appears seemingly out of thin air. "Hi, I'm Neil Burger," and he proffers a hand pointedly attuned to the power of prestidigitation, suddenly drawing the focus of attention in a crowded Center City hotel. Ah ... the "Illusionist." No. Neil Burger is very much the real thing. And as the director of "The Illusionist" shows on screen and off,...
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"The X-Files" meets the Exodus? The truth is out there. Truthfully, laughs Simcha Jacobovici of his daring documentary, "I hadn't thought of it that way. But, yes, yes, it is." The star here is history not Mulder and the Cigarette Man is overshadowed by smokescreens thrown up by naysayers, who question Jacobovici's key contention: The Exodus really did happen. And...
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Oliver Stone's compelling 9/11 film calls on history
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Maria Bello knows firsthand from a history of violence. The award-winning actress ("A History of Violence") and Norristown native digs through the debris of emotional destruction, sifting through the rubble of a role that led her to "World Trade Center." "I was there that day," and in no way does one question what she means by "that day." "I saw...
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